Moscow Patriarchy

  • 23 January 2019, 10:10 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow loses big money because of OCU

    Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church loses not only spiritual support, but also big money. The cause of such losses was the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:52 | Religion and society | 

    Tetyana Derkach: Everybody saw that “church schism” promised by ROC is hoax

    The Russian Orthodox Church was hoping to disrupt the situation of the OCU, they wanted to influence the consciousness of parishioners. They were preparing for the clashes between parishes. But now, Russia is not backed by the troops it was counting on.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:40 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian propagandist: ROC to be demonstratively and painfully beaten

    In Russia, they believe that the Russian Orthodox Church and the ideology of the Russian world may disappear forever as the Kremlin's positions weaken. And it was triggered by the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 7 January 2019, 13:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Honorable Patriarch Filaret: Kirill’s threats to Ecumenical Patriarch attest to his weakness

    Letter of threats to Patriarch Bartholomew from the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church are a sign of Kirill’s weakness.

  • 31 December 2018, 12:33 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill of ROC threatens Patriarch Bartholomew with Last Judgment

    Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, wrote an emotionally charged message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on December 30, in which he demands that Ukraine is not granted the Tomos.

  • 28 December 2018, 12:17 | Religion and policy | 

    Analysts: Moscow Patriarchate readies new provocations before elections

    On the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections, the Moscow Patriarchate will try to come up with provocations because they need to “save the face.” This opinion was expressed by the political technologist Oleksiy Holobutsky and religious expert Dmytro Horyevoy, according to Vholos, a media outlet. This is reported by TV Channel 24.

  • 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.

  • 15 December 2018, 21:16 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    ROC calls canonically void the unification council in Kyiv

    The Russian Orthodox Church considers canonically void the unification council which elected the head of a new Ukrainian Church, independent of Moscow. This was stated by the deputy chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Nikolai Balashov, according to Interfax.

  • 14 December 2018, 11:14 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Patriarch Kirill complained to the whole world, including Pope and UN about persecution of UOC-MP in Ukraine

    Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill complained to the Pope of Rome Francis, heads of international organizations, religious and state figures that Ukraine allegedly cracks down on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. This is reported by the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 24 November 2018, 08:53 | Church-state relations | 

    ROC comments on the decision of the anti-raider commission regarding the Pochayiv Lavra

    The decision of the commission of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to strip the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate of the right to use the set of buildings of the Holy Assumption Pochayiv Lavra marks the beginning of massive pressure on the UOC. Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of Foreign Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church archpriest Nikolai Balashov said this in an interview with Interfax.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 31 October 2018, 14:05 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Putin threatens with grave consequences for attempts to break up ROC

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Orthodox Church is doing a lot to strengthen the cultural and humanitarian ties of Russia with compatriots from around the world, and now many are trying to “break these ties.”

  • 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.

  • 24 October 2018, 11:30 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople, Jerusalem strengthen ties in response to Moscow decision

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has met with Ukrainian children whose parents died in Donbas, Ukraine's Consul General in Istanbul Oleksandr Gaman has reported on Twitter.

  • 23 October 2018, 10:15 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Russian Orthodox Church wants Constantinople to apologize for split

    The Russian Orthodox Church agrees to dialogue with the Patriarchate of Constantinople if the latter realizes the “mistakenness” of its actions in Ukraine, and apologizes.

  • 19 October 2018, 11:37 | Religion and policy | 

    MP Tymchuk: Putin ordered to deploy the disguised GRU task force in the most important UOC monasteries

    Vladimir Putin ordered the leadership of the Russian law enforcement forces to “guarantee the security of the Metropolitans of the Moscow Patriarchate” whatever the circumstances. To do this, they plan to deploy the disguised GRU (the main military foreign-intelligence service of the Russian Federation) task force in the most important monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

  • 19 October 2018, 10:50 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    ROC to sever relations with Patriarchate of Jerusalem, if Filaret’s adherents are allowed to worship in the Holy Land

    The Russian Orthodox Church may suspend services in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher if the Patriarchate of Jerusalem supports Constantinople in its decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 18 October 2018, 14:08 | Interchurch relations | 

    ROC Metropolitan arrives in the Vatican to talk about schism in Ukraine

    On October 17-18, Chair of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) is on a visit to the Vatican. Patriarch Kirill’s representative said that he “cannot refrain from talking about schism in Ukraine”. This is reported by citing the KAI.