Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • 17 September 2019, 09:57 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of UGCC meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Rome

    On September 16, Patriarch Sviatoslav of the UGCC met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Vatican. The meeting took place in the house of Santa Marta, where his Holiness Francis lives, the Secretariat of the Head of the UGCC in Rome reports.

  • 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.

  • 26 August 2019, 09:46 | International relations | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of OCU to be conferred Patriarch Athenagoras Award in US

    The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko), will receive the Patriarch Athenagoras Award in the field of human rights. It is reported by UATV that cited orthodoxie.com.

  • 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».

  • 9 August 2019, 10:48 | International relations | 

    Zelensky refuses to sign joint ecology-related declaration with Patriarch Bartholomew

    The meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew was an initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky and experts assess this step of the President as a good sign and an attempt to establish good relations with Constantinople.

  • 8 August 2019, 13:08 | Church-state relations | 

    President of Ukraine to send only positive signals to Phanar, Andriy Yurash believes

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andrei Yurash is confident that Zelensky will give Fanar only positive signals – namely, that Ukraine will continue this multi-level communication with the Ecumenical Patriarch. He told "Obozrevatel"about it.

  • 5 August 2019, 11:40 | Church-state relations | 

    Volodymyr Zelensky to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul

    On August 7-8, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will be on a visit to the Republic of Turkey. This is reported by the website of Ukraine's Head of State.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18 June 2019, 15:14 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew warns pro-Russian Mount Athos monastery of sanctions if it further denies access to OCU delegation

    As reported by the Greek media outlet Vimaorthodoxias, based on the data from its own sources, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent to Abbot Eulogius, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos, the requirement to explain the reasons for his negative attitude to the Ukrainian delegations of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Сerkvarium reports.

  • 12 June 2019, 11:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya): terms of Tomos were known well before Unification Council

    In 2008, the Ecumenical Patriarchate offered to provide the Ukrainian Churches a partial autonomy that envisages the status of a Metropolia.

  • 11 June 2019, 09:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy visits Ecumenical Patriarch

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine arrived in Constantinople (Istanbul) on June 10, 2019 to congratulate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the day of his patron saint, which he celebrates on June 11. The Metropolitan is accompanied by Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and the delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It was reported by the official website of the OCU.

  • 4 June 2019, 10:59 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew reminds that Kyiv Patriarchate does not exist

    Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has said that the Kyiv Patriarchate does not exist and never existed. He made this statement at the end of last week in Istanbul during a meeting with Ukrainian journalists. It was reported by Head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Serhiy Tomilenko, according to UA 1.

  • 29 May 2019, 17:03 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: creation of Local Church is important aspect in making of new Ukrainian state

    The Ecumenical Patriarchate succeeded in restoring the canonicity of the entire multimillion nation that was outside the Church for no valid dogmatic reason. Thank God! Consequently, the decisive factor that made the Ecumenical Patriarchate grant autocephaly to Ukraine is the healing of split and the restoration of ecclesiastical unity. Patriarch Bartholomew voiced this in an interview with the Bulgarian Information Agency BGNES, released by Glavkom.

  • 24 May 2019, 13:44 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Ecumenical Patriarchate representatives support Metropolitan Epifaniy in his effort to develop OCU

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and Second Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod Deacon Gregory (Fragakis) on May 23. The official site of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine reports, “The parties discussed the actual issues of church life: both internal church matters and those of all-Orthodox nature and significance."

  • 23 May 2019, 13:38 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret assures Phanar he supports Metropolitan Epifaniy

    On May 23, the official website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Fanarion made public the official press-release following the meeting of May 22 between its representatives - Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and the second secretary of the Holy Synod, Deacon Gregory with Patriarch Emeritus Filaret.

  • 23 May 2019, 09:52 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret to representatives of Constantinople: I respect Patriarch Bartholomew and will pray for him until the end of my life

    On May 22, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret met at his residence with representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and the Second Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, deacon Gregory (Frangakis). This is stated on Patriarch Filaret’s Facebook page.