Interchurch relations

  • 5 February 2013, 09:23 | Interchurch relations | 

    Rep of UOC-KP: Metropolitan Volodymyr Was Confused By Compilers of His Report For Council of ROC

    The spokesman of the Kyivan Patriarchate, Archbishop Yevstratii (Zoria) said in a commentary to the Orthodox Reviewer that the address, to which Metropolitan Volodymyr referred in his report read out at the Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, never existed in the form in which it was presented by UOC-Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 4 February 2013, 10:38 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Not to Change Its Position on Recognition of Baptisms Administered in Kyivan Patriarchate

    The director of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Information Department, Ihor Yatsiv, commented on the letter of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan), to the participants of the Hierarchical Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 4 February 2013, 10:15 | Interchurch relations | 

    UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Accuses Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Supporting Kyivan Patriarchate

    The accusation regarding the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) was voiced in the report of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Volodymyr, on the state of the UOC-MP and the challenges facing it, which was read out at the hierarchical council of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 24 January 2013, 11:17 | Faith and weapon | 

    Reps of Five Denominations Pray for Ukrainian Military

    A part of the Week of prayer for the unity of Christians, an ecumenical prayer of Christian military men was held on 22 January, in the Kyiv Garrison Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate.

  • 15 November 2012, 12:24 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Stresses Priority of Ecumenical Dialogue

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) stated that the priority objective and main mission for his Church is the ecumenical dialogue and that cooperation with the Orthodox Church is a necessity.

  • 13 November 2012, 12:50 | Interchurch relations | 

    Roman and Greek Catholic Bishops gather in Lviv-Briukhovychi for joint retreat

    On November 12 at the Higher Spiritual Seminary of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Lviv-Briukhovychi began a joint retreat of Roman and Greek Catholic bishops.

  • 9 November 2012, 12:20 | Announcements

    Ecumenical Memorial Service in commemoration of Holodomor victims to be held in Tokyo

    The service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church Kamiyacho (near Tokyo Tower) on Friday, November 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

  • 5 November 2012, 11:59 | Interchurch relations | 

    UOC-MP Rep: Recognition of Baptism in UOC-KP by UGCC Makes No Difference

    The Secretary of the Department of External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) commented on the response of the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to Patriarch Filaret regarding the Sacrament of Baptism.

  • 22 October 2012, 11:04 | Interchurch relations | 

    Synod of Kyivan Patriarchate Inquires About Position of UGCC on Repeated Baptism

    The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) on 20 October addressed the clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) with the request to state their position regarding the rite of baptism performed in UOC-KP.

  • 6 October 2012, 07:58 | Interchurch relations

    Best Practices: Presentation of Interdenominatinal Projects at Conference of Reconciliation Group

    During the second day of the conference “The Art of the Coexistence of Christians: History Lessons and Challenges of Today” held in Yalta on the initiative of the international group Reconciliation, the participants considered practical initiatives uniting Christians of various denominations.

  • 5 October 2012, 07:45 | Interchurch relations | 

    In Yalta Representatives of Various Faiths Study the Art of Coexistence

    The conference “The Art of the Coexistence of Christians: History Lessons and Challenges” brought together about thirty experts and practitioners from Ukraine, Belarus, Germany and Poland to discuss the practical dimension of Christian cooperation. The organizer of the meeting, which takes place October 4-6 in Yalta, is the international group Reconciliation in Europe.

  • 17 September 2012, 09:54 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada Addresses Synod of Bishops of UGCC

    The Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada, Metropolitan Yurii (Kalishchuk) addressed the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at its session on 10 September.

  • 20 August 2012, 15:52 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Ready for Dialogue with Moscow Patriarchate

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Sviatoslav Shevchuk is of the opinion that without a dialogue with the Moscow Patriarchate, “it is impossible to stop the Russification of Ukraine and Ukrainophobia in Russia.”

  • 23 July 2012, 12:39 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC Open to Dialogue With ROC

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) told the Italian published edition Il Regno that he is open to dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 6 July 2012, 09:39 | Interchurch relations | 

    Archbishop of UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Pleased With Cooperation With Catholic Community of St. Egidio

    The Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patrtiarchate (UOC-MP), Archbishop Antonii (Pakanych) of Boryspil met with a professor of the Roma Tre University, Secretary General of the Community of St. Egidio, Adriano Roccucci in the Kyiv cave Monastery on 5 July.

  • 28 June 2012, 15:19 | Interreligious & intercultural tolerance | view video | 

    Orthodox destroyed the tent with the Adventists books

    In the village Orlyne (Crimea) representatives of the Orthotox community destroyed the tent with religious books establised by the Seventh-Day Adventists Hope Channel. As we see on the video posted on YouTube on June 26 and raised a storm of comments in social networks among Ukrainian protestants.

  • 18 June 2012, 12:44 | Interchurch relations | 

    Fr. Ivan Dankevych: In central Ukraine UGCC goes to those who need it

    The site Orthodoxy in Ukraine on June 15 released material in which the deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Fr. Mykolai Danylevych, accused Greek Catholics in concealing their religious identity during the establishment of new parishes in the Khmelnytsky region and proselytism in central and eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • 14 June 2012, 13:16 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC head: Tragedy of Orthodox Church in Western Ukraine not caused by our existence or our presence

    Patriarch Sviatoslav was asked by journalist from the Polish news agency KAI about the relationship between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and how to establish a dialogue between these churches.

  • 13 June 2012, 11:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Failure to recognize autocephaly not big misfortune

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) believes that the only difference between the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate and Kyivan Patriarchate is that the Kyiv Patriarchate has not yet been recognized by other national Orthodox Churches. However, this phenomenon is temporary, because sooner or later the Ukrainian Churches will unite.

  • 1 June 2012, 09:42 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Conference Marking 50th Anniversary of Second Vatican Council Held in Lviv

    On May 31, at the Catholic University in Lviv, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, a three-day international conference was launched.