Orthodox Church of Ukraine

  • 15 March 2019, 16:22 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Filaret expresses interest in rewriting OCU Charter

    The present Charter of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has certain flaws, and therefore it needs to be amended at the next Local Council.Such an opinion was voiced by Emeritus Patriarch Filaret in an interview with Glavkom.

  • 15 March 2019, 10:57 | International relations | 

    OCU Primate meets with representatives of the OSCE mission that monitors Ukraine’s presidential elections

    On March 13, 2019, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with Peter Taylor, Head of the OSCE / ODIHR Election Observation Mission to Ukraine's 2019 presidential election. An analyst on political issues of the Mission, Yarek Domansky, also took part in the meeting.

  • 14 March 2019, 13:15 | Legislation | 

    Constitutional Court not to take appeal against Parliament’s address to Patriarch Bartholomew to grant autocephaly

    The website of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine made public the Decree of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court dated March 7, 2019, in which the court dismissed the claim of 47 MPs to institute constitutional proceedings on the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada requesting the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine. This is reported by Tserkvarium.

  • 13 March 2019, 10:12 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupiers set to demolish OCU church in Yevpatoria

    The occupiers of Crimea started issuing warrants on the church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Yevpatoria alleging its illegal construction and requiring to demolish it. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said this to UNN

  • 11 March 2019, 09:07 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew presents to Albanian Primate evidence of legitimacy of bishop ordinations in OCU

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a letter to Archbishop Anastasios, ​​the Primate of the Albanian Church. In it, he once again emphasizes that he acted according to the ecclesiastical tradition, using the privileges that the Constantinople Patriarchate was vested with by the Ecumenical Councils. He provides historical examples that the Ecumenical Patriarch approved autocephaly and patriarchy, as well as reinstated the exiled bishops, TVA reports citing Tserkvarium.

  • 7 March 2019, 19:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Deanery of UOC-KP in Germany is willing to be subordinate to OCU

    Believers of the German deanery of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate with a center in Cologne expressed a desire to belong to the Orthodox Church of Ukraie: on March 5 Archpriest Volodymyr Chaika made such a statement on his Facebook page, commenting on a similar desire of some parishes from the United States.

  • 7 March 2019, 13:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    On March 19, Greek Church to consider canonical recognition of OCU

    The Greek Church will consider the issue of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine at the next meeting of the Hierarchical Synod (Council of Bishops) which will be held on March 19-20, said the head of the Church, Archbishop Jeronimus of Athens, according to Tserkvarium, referring to the Greek media Romphea.

  • 7 March 2019, 10:08 | Religion and society | 

    Chaplains of Volyn bless icons by ATO soldiers

    In the Rivne Regional Hospital of War Veterans, hosting the Center for Rehabilitation and Treatment, Mykhailo Buchak, Chief Military Chaplain of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archpriest Mykhailo Buchak, along with Archpriests Ivan Hureev, Vitaliy Antonyuk and Yevheniy Rud blessed the icons by soldiers and their mothers during rehabilitation.

  • 6 March 2019, 10:24 | International relations | 

    OCU Synod appeals to world community to protect Ukrainian Church in occupied Crimea and Donbas

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, held on March 4 in Kyiv, adopted an appeal to the international community to influence the invaders who persecuted the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the occupied territories of Crimea and some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO).

  • 4 March 2019, 14:48 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Epifaniy announces start of transfer of foreign parishes of OCU to Constantinople

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine has stated that the first foreign parishes of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will soon become subordinate to the Constantinople Patriarchate.

  • 4 March 2019, 10:23 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Epifaniy: OCU can make agreement on recognition with Romanian Church

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready to comply with the terms for recognition set by the Romanian Church.

  • 1 March 2019, 11:43 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Primate: We will implement good reforms and shift away from Russian imperial traditions

    Metropolitan Epifaniy stressed in an interview to the BBC that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will depart from the Russian imperial traditions and move towards the Greek ones, because it was the Greek roots that were artificially removed from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 1 March 2019, 11:18 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Epifaniy: OCU ready for common use of churches by parishes of two Churches

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready for common use of churches with representatives of other Churches. The head of the OCU Epifaniy said it in an interview with the BBC.

  • 28 February 2019, 12:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: many state leaders greeted us on the provision of the Tomos

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew assured that by giving autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, he first of all was guided by the motives of ecclesiological and canonical truth and not by lucrative impulses. He said this in an interview with the Serbian media outlet Politika.

  • 25 February 2019, 21:51 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Primate calls on international community to protect churches and clergy of OCU in occupied Donbas

    Metropolitan Epifaniy has appealed to the UN, OSCE, EU and guarantors of the Minsk Process to exert influence on the occupiers who are set to seize Ukrainian Orthodox churches and to deport the priests of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The Head of the OCU made this appeal on February 25.

  • 24 February 2019, 10:40 | Church-state relations | 

    Transition of parishes to OCU is artificially slowed down, - Andriy Yurash

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andriy Yurash said this on Channel 5.

  • 23 February 2019, 08:39 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    340 parishes officially joined OCU, according to Ministry of Culture

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andriy Yurash said this, according to Channel 5.

  • 22 February 2019, 10:01 | Orthodox world | 

    Romanian Synod specifies conditions for OCU recognition

    On February 21, a regular meeting of the Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church took place. In addition to the report on social activities and other internal issues, the attitude of the Romanian Orthodox Church towards Ukrainian autocephaly was considered, Cerkvarium reports citing the press service of the Romanian Patriarchate.

  • 20 February 2019, 13:46 | National religious question | 

    Global changes initiated in Ukraine by Heavenly Hundred’s Heroes, Primate of the OCU said

    Due to the sacrificial heroism of the Heavenly Hundred, global changes have begun in Ukraine. Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said this at St. Michael's Cathedral in Kyiv during the funeral service for the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred deceased in February 2014.

  • 20 February 2019, 13:00 | National religious question | 

    Ukraine marks Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

    The day is marked annually on February 20 pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated February 11, 2015 "On Commemoration of the Heroism of Participants in the Revolution of Dignity and Honoring the Memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred."