Interchurch relations

  • 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.

  • 30 May 2012, 14:11 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Greets Metropolitan Volodymyr on 20th Anniversary of Primate's Service

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sent a greeting letter to Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his ministry in the Kyiv cathedra.

  • 30 May 2012, 12:10 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Officials and Activists of UOC-MP in Sumy Prohibit Baptists to Organize Event for Children

    The Executive Committee of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy prohibited the Church of Grace of the All-Ukrainian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christian Baptists to conduct children’s events “Joyful Playground.”

  • 29 May 2012, 13:46 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Clergymen and Scholars in Lviv To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 2nd Vatican Council

    On 31 May-2 June, an International Scholarly Conference “2nd Vatican Council: Gifts of the Spirit – Church Mystery – Human Testimony” will be held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 2nd Vatican Council.

  • 22 May 2012, 11:51 | Church-state relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Independent Ukraine Not Possible Without Independent Church

    During his recent visit to Bukovyna Region, Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) expressed an opinion that an independent autocephalous Church will be established in Ukraine only when the Ukrainian state becomes strong.

  • 22 May 2012, 09:28 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: UOC-MP Keeps Faithful By Deceit

    During his visit to the Bukovyna region, Patriarch Filaret commented to our RISU correspondent Yurii Chornei that anouncements on the walls of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) equate people baptized in the Kyivan Patriarchate with people who have committed suicide and thus who are not to be prayed for.

  • 14 May 2012, 11:26 | Interchurch relations | 

    Synod of Kyivan Patriarchate Passes Address to Bishops of UOC-MP

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) are convinced that deprivation of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate’s status of independence and self-government would turn it into a puppet of the Russian Church and state power.