Inter-Orthodox relations

  • 30 April 2019, 11:30 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Primate of OCU says Ukrainian-language Easter message in Phanar is good sign

    The patriarchal message proclaimed in Ukrainian during the Easter service in Phanar in Istanbul is a good sign. Metropolitan Epifaniy, head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, said it on Twitter, according to Glavkom.

  • 29 April 2019, 10:10 | Church-state relations | 

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret explains why transition of communities from UOC to OCU slows down

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret noted that over 4 months after receipt of the Tomos on autocephaly, over 500 communities had switched to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 23 April 2019, 09:50 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU: No court can make Moscow Patriarchate a non-Moscow one

    No court decision will be able to conceal the fact that the Constitutional Court instituted proceedings on the name change of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is affiliated with Moscow. This was stated by the deputy head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya).

  • 6 April 2019, 09:58 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU responds to UOC-MP’s call to revoke Tomos

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine commented on the statement of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, adopted April 3 at the Synod, demanding to revoke the Tomos. The text of the document is published on the official page of the OCU.

  • 5 April 2019, 09:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Polish Church supports Ukrainian autocephaly

    The Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church offers its principled support to Ukrainian autocephaly. This is stated in the official communique of the Office of the Council of Bishops, reports the Church.

  • 4 April 2019, 13:31 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Procedure for revoking Tomos is not there, says religious expert

    Renowned religious scholar Yuriy Chornomorets commented on the statement of the Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, in which the hierarchs demand that Constantinople revoke the Tomos.

  • 4 April 2019, 12:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP continues to appeal to Constantinople to revokeTomos

    According to the statement, adopted on April 3 by the Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, the actions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate have damaged Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Constantinople should revoke the Tomos.

  • 11 March 2019, 09:07 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew presents to Albanian Primate evidence of legitimacy of bishop ordinations in OCU

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a letter to Archbishop Anastasios, ​​the Primate of the Albanian Church. In it, he once again emphasizes that he acted according to the ecclesiastical tradition, using the privileges that the Constantinople Patriarchate was vested with by the Ecumenical Councils. He provides historical examples that the Ecumenical Patriarch approved autocephaly and patriarchy, as well as reinstated the exiled bishops, TVA reports citing Tserkvarium.

  • 7 March 2019, 19:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Deanery of UOC-KP in Germany is willing to be subordinate to OCU

    Believers of the German deanery of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate with a center in Cologne expressed a desire to belong to the Orthodox Church of Ukraie: on March 5 Archpriest Volodymyr Chaika made such a statement on his Facebook page, commenting on a similar desire of some parishes from the United States.

  • 7 March 2019, 13:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    On March 19, Greek Church to consider canonical recognition of OCU

    The Greek Church will consider the issue of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine at the next meeting of the Hierarchical Synod (Council of Bishops) which will be held on March 19-20, said the head of the Church, Archbishop Jeronimus of Athens, according to Tserkvarium, referring to the Greek media Romphea.

  • 4 March 2019, 10:23 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Epifaniy: OCU can make agreement on recognition with Romanian Church

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready to comply with the terms for recognition set by the Romanian Church.

  • 28 February 2019, 12:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: many state leaders greeted us on the provision of the Tomos

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew assured that by giving autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, he first of all was guided by the motives of ecclesiological and canonical truth and not by lucrative impulses. He said this in an interview with the Serbian media outlet Politika.

  • 24 February 2019, 10:40 | Church-state relations | 

    Transition of parishes to OCU is artificially slowed down, - Andriy Yurash

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andriy Yurash said this on Channel 5.

  • 12 February 2019, 13:29 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Mount Athos is strongly in favor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the Ukrainian issue

    “We remain on the side of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and we will not tolerate its humiliation,” the members of the Holy Community of Mount Athos said on Monday on the occasion of the recent developments in Ukraine and the granting of Autocephaly to the local Church, Romfea reported.

  • 12 February 2019, 10:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Over 300 parishes of UOC-MP joined OCU so far

    Over 300 parishes have already made decisions to move from the UOC to the Moscow Patriarchate to the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine, as reported by TSN.

  • 31 January 2019, 11:25 | Religion and society | 

    Yelensky: mobile groups of UOC-MP travel across Ukraine to exert pressure on parishioners

    Mobile groups of the Moscow Patriarchate -- with so-called physical protection units that do not allow believers to exercise their will -- are currently criss crossing Ukraine.

  • 31 January 2019, 10:10 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Two hegumens from Athos to attend OCU enthronement ceremony

    Two hegumens from the Holy Mount Athos monasteries will come to Kyiv to attend the ceremony of enthronement of Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko), Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which will be held on February 3, CEDO.PRESS reports citing the Greek church news agency Romfea.

  • 29 January 2019, 11:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan Onufriy imposes ban on UOC MP priests to concelebrate with Metropolitan Volodymyr’s former spokesman

    The UOC-Moscow Patriarchate has imposed a ban on the former spokesman of the UOC-MP and former press secretary to His Beatitude Volodymyr (Sabodan) Fr George Kovalenko.

  • 25 January 2019, 12:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Church of Cyprus plans to recognize OCU

    The Church of Cyprus plans to recognize Metropolitan Epifaniy. “The time will come for His Beatitude Epifaniy to visit Cyprus and to concelebrate with us,” Archbishop Chrisostomos said, Cerkvarium reports, citing the Greek media outlet Phos Phanariou, Light of the Phanar.

  • 18 January 2019, 14:04 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Over 100 parishes joined OCU

    Already more than 100 parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate have expressed willingness to join the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.