My view of my church, the Greek-Catholic Church of Kyiv, may seem radical to those in the imperial churches of Rome and Moscow. However, it is modest.
A few days ago, my bishop in the St Nicholas Eparchy of Chicago, Benedict Aleksiychuk, spoke with a journalist about what autocephaly means for us Greek Catholics. The first point he makes is that we already have it. The second is that Rome guarantees it. The third is that we are not uniates. And the fourth is that we are the only church in the Kyivan tradition with a clear line of succession to the baptism of Kyiv from the time of the Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles Volodymyr and Olha.
In other words, those who are discontent with my lack of cooperation about ‘submission’ to Rome, my joyful proclamation of my Orthodoxy, and my failure to understand that I am supposed to be a ‘uniate’ can feel free to report me to my bishop. I will enjoy hearing about your discussion with him.