Inter-Orthodox relations

  • 22 October 2019, 12:13 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    The Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Church concelebrates with the OCU bishop

    On October 20, Metropolitan Stephen of Tallinn and all Estonia of the Patriarchate of Constantinople led the Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Volos, Greece, at which he was concelebrated by the hierarchs of the Greek Archdiocese and the OCU – Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrius and Bishop Epiphanius of Olbia.

  • 15 October 2019, 15:51 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU responded to Moscow's speculations about its recognition by Greece

    While responding to the criticism of Moscow via Facebook, the Deputy Head of the External Church Relations Department of the OCU Evstratiy Zoria explained that on October 12, the Council of the Church of Greece recognized the autocephaly of the OCU.

  • 15 October 2019, 10:53 | Church-state relations | 

    Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko) names two causes of the OCU development slow down

    Nowadays, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine includes 7,000 communities. Many parishes joined the OCU after the Unification Council. However, recently this process has somewhat slowed.

  • 14 October 2019, 10:46 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Georgian hierarch hopes his Church also recognizes OCU

    One of the hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church welcomed the decision of the extraordinary Council of the Greek Church to recognize the OCU.

  • 10 October 2019, 10:52 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan of Vinnytsia of OCU asks the hierarchs of Greek Church to support the OCU

    Metropolitan Symeon of Vinnytsia and Bar of the OCU appealed to the hierarchs of the Greek Church to support the Ecumenical Patriarch and the OCU.

  • 8 October 2019, 13:10 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Council of Greek Church to consider Ukrainian issue on Saturday, the OCU speaker

    On October 12, Saturday, the Extraordinary Council of Bishops of the Church of Greece is set to consider the Ukrainian question. On October 7, 2019, at the beginning of the meeting of the Synod, His Beatitude Archbishop Jerome II of Athens and all Greece signed a relevant decree.

  • 24 September 2019, 13:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    War has showed which Church is Ukrainian and which only pretends to be such

    None of the Orthodox Churches ever gained independence without the support of the state. The Ukrainian Church is no exception.

  • 12 September 2019, 15:32 | Jurisprudence | 

    District court bans OCU from the disposal of property of liquidated UOC-KP

  • 5 September 2019, 09:55 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    District Administrative Court suspends liquidation of UOC-KP

    The UOC-KP filed a lawsuit regarding the illegality of the registration actions of Ukraine's Ministry of Culture on the termination of the Kyiv Patriarchy of the UOC-KP and the creation of the Liquidation Commission of the Kyiv Patriarchate of the UOC-KP led by Metropolitan Ioan (Yaremenko).

  • 29 August 2019, 10:19 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun): Greeks to finalize recognition of OCU in October

    Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun) called positive yesterday’s decision of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece regarding the right of Constantinople to solve the Ukrainian question. In his opinion, in October this year, the issue of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by the Greek Church will be finalized.

  • 9 August 2019, 11:07 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    According to the canons, OCU does not depend on Constantinople at all, -archimandrite Kyryl Hovorun

    A well-known Ukrainian theologian, professor at the University of the USA Archimandrite Kyryl Govorun commented the accusations of the OCU 's dependence on Constantinople, reports «Religious Truth».

  • 2 August 2019, 09:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC MP community switches to OCU in Dnipro region

    A community of the Moscow Patriarchate in Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region has changed its affiliation to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 1 August 2019, 10:54 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Filaret says he is forced to to be part of OCU

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said that he was forced to be part of the OCU, although he does not want to. UNIAN has reported him as saying this at a press conference in Kyiv.

  • 28 July 2019, 14:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU Head: pre-election saga will come to an end -- parish transitions to OCU will pick up pace

    In the course of over six months that have passed since the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, it was joined by more than 500 parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, said the head of the OCU Epifaniy at the briefing on July 28, Radio Liberty reports.

  • 28 July 2019, 12:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ecumenical Patriarch congratulates Ukrainians on 1031 Anniversary of baptism of Rus-Ukraine

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew greeted Ukrainians on the 1031st anniversary of the baptism of Rus -Ukraine. Patriarch Bartholomew's message to the Ukrainian people was read by the head of the delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, who attended the Liturgy on the Day of the baptism of Russia, UKRINFORM reports.

  • 28 July 2019, 09:37 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU establishes Romanian vicariate

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which convened on July 27 in the Congregational Hall of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, established a vicariate for the Romanian-speaking believers who live in Ukraine – a separate structure in the Church with the rights of self-governance.

  • 15 July 2019, 10:16 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ecumenical Patriarch names first Church to recognize OCU

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has said that the Local Orthodox Churches will recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and the first Church to do it will be the Greek Church.

  • 12 July 2019, 11:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC (MP) twisted facts three times about attitude of Athos to OCU

    The official website of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate spread the news "Kinot of the Holy Mountain appealed to the Greek Foreign Ministry to protect Mount Athos from provocations of Ukrainian schismatics", which provided readers with incomplete information about the incident, thus disorienting the readers. This practice of reporting on the events related to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has become traditional for the website of the UOC-MP, Religion in Ukraine reports.

  • 2 July 2019, 10:13 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU apologizes to Serbs for concelebration with clergyman of unrecognized Montenegro Church

    Metropolitan Epifaniy sent a letter of apology to Metropolitan Amphilochius, Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, for his concelebration with a clergyman of the unrecognized Montenegro Orthodox Church, Archimandrite (now Bishop) Boris Boyovich.

  • 30 June 2019, 09:56 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU Spokesman: ROC strives to become Orthodox Vatican

    The Russian Orthodox Church strives to become the "second Vatican" and a global religious and political center, that is why it tries to disrupt the authority of the Tomos of Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.