Orthodox

  • 19 July 2019, 12:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Occupied Sevastopol built over by Russian churches

    The project of construction of a temple of the Holy Blessed Matrona of Moscow in the area of Omega Bay is being discussed in Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The church is being erected on a vacant lot behind the administration of Gagarin District, opposite the Victory Park and near the beach area.

  • 18 July 2019, 10:25 | Church-state relations | 

    Prime Minister at a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius: We will support the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The process of development of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine is now underway, and the Government expresses readiness to contribute fully to that within its capabilities and powers.This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius, Head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 17 July 2019, 14:51 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump at the White House

    Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

  • 17 July 2019, 11:37 | Temples, church property | 

    "Persecuted" UOC Moscow Patriarchate erects news churches in Dioceses of Odesa, Ternopil, Severodonetsk

    The faithful of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate continue to build new churches. Over the past week, new churches in Odessa and Ternopil regions, as well as a chapel in the Severodonetsk Diocese were consecrated. This is reported by the Orthodox life.

  • 17 July 2019, 10:02 | National religious question | 

    Head of OCU greets Ukrainians on entry into force of the law on language

    Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine greeted Ukrainians on the entry into force of the law on the state language in Ukraine.

  • 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, 14:48 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Hierarchy of UOC (MP) launches targeted campaign against Tomos

    On July 9-11, two hierarchs of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate), including the Head of the Church, Metropolitan Onufriy, came down with sharp criticism of the Tomos for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 12 July 2019, 12:09 | Land and property problems | 

    Filaret asks court to prohibit transfer of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery to OCU

    The District administrative court received a petition from the Kyiv Patriarchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) to secure a claim in which Kyiv Patriarchate of the UOC-KP requests the court to prohibit Kyiv City State Administration and Kyiv City Council (KMP) from transfer of real estate to other entities.

  • 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.

  • 10 July 2019, 12:19 | Religion and society | 

    OCU issues statement on occasion of parliamentary elections

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine urges believers to take part in the vote in the elections to Verkhovna Rada on July 21 and make a responsible choice. This is said in a statement issued by the press service of the Kyiv Metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 10 July 2019, 10:03 | Religion and society | 

    Head of President's party: it's up to SBU to assess Filaret's interview for Russian media

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the court should respond to the interview that Patriarch Emeritus Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine gave to Russian propagandists in Kyiv.

  • 9 July 2019, 14:55 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) explains why Moscow plays along with Filaret

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), representative of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, spoke about what Moscow-2 wants to achieve, or why Russia is playing along with honorary Patriarch Filaret 24/7.

  • 8 July 2019, 10:35 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view photo | 

    Speaker of OCU comments on Filaret's Russian propaganda channel interview

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine responded to an interview Filaret gave to the Russian TV channel Rossija-24, where he criticized the Tomos and the activities of the OCU. It is reported by UA.NEWS.

  • 8 July 2019, 10:30 | UOC KP | view video | 

    Filaret gives interview to TV Channel Rossija-24

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret gave an interview to Russian propagandist TV Channel Rossija-24. A special report by journalist Anna Afanasieva entitled "Nothing sacred" was posted on July 6 on YouTube. It was reported by LB.UA.

  • 2 July 2019, 10:43 | Interchurch relations | 

    Filaret: Moscow prevents Rome from granting patriarchate status to UGCC

    Moscow believes that Ukraine is its canonical territory, and therefore no Patriarchate – neither Orthodox nor Greek Catholic – should be present here. Patriarch Emeritus Filaret said it on air of ZIK TV channel.

  • 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.

  • 27 June 2019, 15:01 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    ROC makes unexpected conclusions about truth in Chernobyl TV series

    On June 24, analyzing the television series Chernobyl on the ROC-owned TV-Channel Spas, the First Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and Mass Media of the Moscow Patriarchate, member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Alexander Shchipkov, stated that one of the main ideological tasks of the said series is to inflict reputational damage both on Russian technology and science in general, as well as on the nuclear industry as a whole, reports Religion in Ukraine citing Shchipkov’s website. This is reported by Religion in Ukraine.

  • 26 June 2019, 10:37 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU: all one should do now for 'Elder' Filaret is offer prayers

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), Press-secretary of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, has expressed regret that Filaret convenes a press conference in order to “cite deceitful propaganda from Russian information cesspools that has already been repeatedly debunked.” The archbishop expressed this opinion on his Facebook page on June 25, commenting on the last press conference of Filaret.

  • 24 June 2019, 16:36 | Temples, church property | 

    Yevstratiy Zorya: St Volodymyr's Cathedral belongs to OCU

    St. Volodymyr's Cathedral belongs to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and Patriarch Emeritus Filaret will continue to hold services therein. The official representative of the Kyiv Metropolia of the OCU Archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya said it during a briefing.