Moscow Patriarchy

  • 16 August 2019, 10:24 | Terrorism | 

    Pro-Russian militants involve priests in provocations on the front

    On the direction of Prymorsk city, Pro-Russian mercenaries provoke Ukrainian defenders. In particular – the do it with the involvement of priests. Meanwhile, they take advantage of Ukrainian soldiers not shooting in response, they strengthen their positions and bring up ammunition, reports "5 kanal", Ukrainian television station.

  • 13 August 2019, 11:10 | Religion and policy | 

    To confront the OCU, Russia uses hierarchs connected with the soviet secret service

    Russia has not abandoned its attempts to prevent the activities of the OCU, it is still trying to destroy the achievements that already exist and to return the Ukrainian Church into an artificial vacuum, turning it away from the fellowship with the Orthodox world.

  • 5 August 2019, 09:28 | Religion and policy | 

    Journalists call on SBU, National Security Council and Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to investigate destructive activities of UOC MP

    A boost of informational activity of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate that followed the presidential and parliamentary elections, the resumption of aggressive rhetoric aimed at the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will sooner or later prompt Ukrainian society to publicly respond.

  • 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.

  • 25 July 2019, 14:25 | Church-state relations | 

    ROC rejoices since Zelensky does not interfere in church affairs

    The new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, does not interfere in the affairs of the Church, and “it does him honor.” Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev) said it in an interview with RIA Novosti on July 24, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 June 2019, 05:59 | Religion and policy | 

    Deputy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Culture and Spirituality: It is not ROC that Ukraine has to do with but Russian foreign intelligence

    It is not the Russian Orthodox Church which we have to oppose. Ukraine deals with the nuclear power represented by the Russian Federation, with its diplomacy, its foreign intelligence, with all its power that tried to disrupt the acquisition of the Tomos. Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Culture and Spirituality Viktor Yelensky said this on air of 5 TV-Channel.

  • 26 May 2019, 10:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Russia tries to isolate our Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy

    Russia makes all effort to isolate the OCU, to prevent its recognition from other Local Churches and to sow discord among Orthodox Ukrainians. The aggressor is happy if any troubles occur in the Ukrainian Church.

  • 2 May 2019, 11:18 | Religion and policy | 

    SBU inspects ROC-run company that supplies propaganda materials to Ukraine

    The General Directorate of the SBU, Ukraine's Intelligence Service, in Kyiv and the Kyiv region received temporary access to the files and documents of Sofrino (Russia) through the Customs checkpoint “Specialized” of the Kyiv City Customs of the State Fiscal Service

  • 30 April 2019, 11:47 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Religion expert: Patriarch Bartholomew does everything possible for the world to recognize OCU

    Ukraine should better support the information process related to the recognition of the Orthodox Church. A religious observer, journalist Tetiana Derkach expressed this view in the live TV show “Tomos” by Channel 5.

  • 23 April 2019, 12:56 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill of ROC greets Zelensky

    Patriarch Kirill congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election to the office of President of Ukraine. The Russian Patriarch hopes that the “persecution” of the faithful of the UOC-MP will now cease.

  • 22 April 2019, 09:45 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC hopes "Church persecution to end" after Zelensky’s victory

    The Russian Orthodox Church congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on winning the presidential election in Ukraine. The greetings were made public by the Head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion on his Facebook page, reports Channel 112.

  • 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.

  • 3 April 2019, 10:25 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC advises UOC-MP clergymen to get deal with Zelenskiy the earliest

    Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine need to negotiate with the potential winner of the presidential elections in Ukraine, showman Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said it in his telegram channel Orthodox Politics, according to the Obozrevatel.

  • 29 March 2019, 09:59 | Temples, church property | 

    A building for FSB officers to be built in Simferopol on OCU cathedral allocated plot

    No church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will remain in Simferopol, in the occupied Crimea. Instead of the church, the occupiers started building on the plot housing units for Russian FSB employees. A cathedral may further be built nearby, but the one of the Russsian Orthodox Church, according to Fakty.

  • 28 March 2019, 11:06 | Religion and policy | 

    Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine: Russia wants to intervene in election through “Orthodox pilgrims”

    At the end of April, Russia plans to organize a pilgrimage of Orthodox Russians to Kyiv shrines, and, under the guise of pilgrims, it will send employees of special services and instigators. Espresso media outlet reported this referring to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.

  • 15 March 2019, 09:25 | History, archaeology | 

    Germany gives back to Ukraine Peter I's Charter on Annexation of Ukrainian Church

    The historical royal charter on the enthronement of a metropolitan to the Kyivan Metropolis was taken from Kyiv during the Second World War. This document is an important testimony to the history of annexation of the Ukrainian Church by Moscow.