Inter-Orthodox relations

  • 23 December 2018, 10:46 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Clergy in Donetsk region ready to move to OCU

    In Donetsk region, there is a percentage of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate who will go to the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine, if the Tomos is received on January 6.

  • 19 December 2018, 12:48 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC MP community in Bukovyna transfers to Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    Residents of the Shishkivtsi village, Kitsman district, jointly with their priest decided to move from the UOC Moscow Patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 17 December 2018, 10:35 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    New Ukrainian primate’s name commemorated in Constantinople

    For the first time in history the name of the primate of the church in Ukraine was heard today in Constantinople together with the names of the other patriarchs and archbishops, ORTHODOXIA.INFO reports.

  • 13 December 2018, 10:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya): UOC (MP) to collapse like Party of Regions after Yanukovych’s escape

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate believes that the Unification Council will become a “watershed moment” on December 15, after which at least half of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate will switch to a new Church. And the rest will lose their former influence.

  • 7 December 2018, 17:33 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP Synod maintains Constantinople has no right to convene Council in Kyiv

    The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) which session was held on December 7 at the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, has decided that the Patriarch of Constantinople has no canonical right to convene any assembly in Ukraine (Journal No. 41), according to the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP.

  • 7 December 2018, 11:08 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: once the Tomos is granted, the Primate of UOC-MP will no longer bear the title “Metropolitan of Kyiv”

    Patriarch Bartholomew called on the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Metropolitan Onufriy (Berezovsky) and other hierarchs of this denomination to take part in the Unification Council on December 15. Metropolitan Onufriy can also stand for election as the Primate of the new Church. Constantinople also reminded Onufriy that he would no longer be able to wear the title "Metropolitan of Kyiv" after the Primate of the new Church is elected.

  • 6 December 2018, 15:36 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople finalizes procedure for election of Primate of the Autocephalous Church in Ukraine

    Bishops, priests, those who lead monastic life and laypeople will take part in the Unification Council on December 15 in Kyiv. All of them will have the right to vote to form a ballot of three candidates at the unification council.

  • 6 December 2018, 14:28 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP ready to put aside patriarchal status for new Church, Synod decides

    The clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate stand for the patriarchal organization of the new unified Church, but the Kyivan Patriarchate is ready to cede this dignity if circumstances so require. The decision was made today, on December 6, by the participants of the Holy Synod of the UOC-KP.

  • 5 December 2018, 10:30 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Poroshenko announces date of Orthodox Church's unification council

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the Orthodox churches in Ukraine will gather for a Unification Council on December 15,

  • 30 November 2018, 10:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP expects detailed information from Constantinople on the new Church’s Charter

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate commented on the decision of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate held in Constantinople on November 29. According to UOC-KP press office, under previously achieved agreements, the Kyiv Patriarchate expects to receive detailed official information about the adopted synodal decisions, including the drafted Charter of the Church.

  • 19 November 2018, 13:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    ROC legates actively work with Local Churches on Ukrainian issue

    Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, Archbishop Antony (Sevriuk) of Vienna and Budapest visited Slovakia and the Czech Republic on November 14-15. Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokalamsk, Chairman of the DECR, arrived in Cairo (Egypt), and on November 17th he visited the residence of the Patriarchate of Antioch in Syria.

  • 16 November 2018, 16:01 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Polish Orthodox Church sides with Moscow Patriarchate

    The Synod of the Polish Orthodox Church, held on November 14, 2018 in Warsaw under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland, did not support the decision of Constantinople regarding Ukraine.

  • 13 November 2018, 17:55 | UOC (MP) | 

    Following Moscow, UOC-MP severs Eucharistic communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    The Synod of the UOC (MP), which was held today in Kyiv on November 13, severed the Eucharistic communion with Constantinople and banned their laity to partake of the sacraments administered by the clergy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

  • 13 November 2018, 17:11 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Council of Bishops of the UOC states that Constantinople set out on a path of schism

    The Council of the Bishops of the UOC (MP) which was held on November 13 in Kyiv reiterated that it deems invalid the decision of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from October 11, 2018 concerning the Ukrainian Church.

  • 5 November 2018, 14:12 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew urges ROC to accept loss of Ukraine

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urged the Russian Orthodox Church to accept and recognize the right of Ukrainians to autocephaly.

  • 5 November 2018, 10:23 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP Spokesman: Moscow spreads another fake story about unification council

    Constantinople did not require Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate to withdraw from the elections to the office of the Primate of the new Church, as the Moscow Patriarchate alleges.

  • 31 October 2018, 10:58 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill: Constantinople attempts to destroy ROC

    Patriarch Kirill explains the actions of Constantinople in Ukraine by the global order to destroy the “island of freedom”, which is the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 30 October 2018, 10:16 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP will pray for Ecumenical Patriarch during liturgies

    In its session held on October 29, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, adopted a decision to remember the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during worship, according to the official website of the UOC-KP.

  • 28 October 2018, 13:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Unification Council’s convocation date depends on the Ecumenical Patriarch

    “The convocation of the Council depends on the Ecumenical Patriarch, so we hope that in the near future this council will be convened, but we cannot tell the date,” Patriarch Filaret said on October 26 at a press conference named Ukrainian Church on the Way to Establishing Autocephaly.

  • 28 October 2018, 13:35 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Lavras to move from UOC-MP to Local Church only on a voluntary basis

    On October 26, Patriarch Filaret, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate, said at a press conference in Kyiv that the Ukrainian Lavras (monasteries) can be transferred from the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to the One Local Church only on a voluntary basis, reports Religion in Ukraine citing Gordonua.com and Ukrinform.