“Tomos” was chosen as the word of the year in 2018 by the dictionary of modern Ukrainian language and slang “Myslovo”.
“The word is the symbol of the creation of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and further withdrawal from the ideological influence of Moscow,” the message said.
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Greek word “Tomos”, which was known only by a narrow range of people dedicated to the religious terminology arouse the public interest last year.
Firstly, it appeared in the Ukrainian public space in April 2018, when President Petro Poroshenko asked the parliament to support his appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch on the provision of Tomos on Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
Yesterday, January 5, the ceremony of signing the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine took place in Istanbul.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremony of the Tomos delivery and the divine liturgy said by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the primate of the OCU.
I assume “Tomos” is a proper noun that refers to the holy document pictured above.