With respect to the Balamad Statement, the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church in America respects the consciences of the faithful of
other Orthodox jurisdictions and will not refuse the sacraments to any
Orthodox Christian who approaches us for the reception of any of the
Sacraments, particularly other Ukrainian jurisdictions.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America
respects and will not refuse the Sacraments to ROMAN and/or GREEK
CATHOLICS who for just cause, spiritual necessity and/or when genuine
spiritual advantage suggests it, follow their respective Codes of Canon
Law as specified in the following Canons of the CODE OF CANONS OF THE EASTERN CHURCHES as approved by the Vatican and which state:
Canon 670 - 1 For a just cause
Catholics can attend the liturgical worship of other Christians and take
part in the same, observing those things which, by reason of the degree
of communion with the Catholic Church, are established by the eparchial
bishop or by a superior authority.
Canon 670 - 2 If non-Catholic
Christians lack a place in which divine worship can be celebrated with
dignity, the eparchial bishop can grant the use of a Catholic building
or cemetery or church according to the norm of particular law of his own
Church sui iuris.
Canon 671 - 2 If necessity requires
it or genuine spiritual advantage suggests it and provided that the
danger of error or indifferentism is avoided, it is permitted for
Catholic Christian faithful, for whom it is physically or morally
impossible to approach a Catholic minister, to receive the sacraments of
penance, the Eucharist and anointing of the sick from non-Catholic
ministers, in whose Churches these sacraments are valid.