Orthodox Church of Ukraine

  • 29 March 2019, 12:40 | Land and property problems | 

    Occupation authorities of Crimea to take OCU to court

    The Russian authorities in Crimea filed a lawsuit with the requirement to vacate the building in the center of Simferopol, which is now held by the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). The Minister of Land and Property Relations of Crimea, Anna Aniukhina, told the Russian news agency TASS that the OCU failed to re-register the necessary documents and “is out of the legal framework”, Krym.Realii report.

  • 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, 10:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers seize only church belonging to OCU in Simferopol

    On March 27, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea suffered a new encroachment on freedom of religion by the occupation authorities. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Nizhyn and Chernihiv wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Priamyy.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:01 | Religion and policy | 

    OCU opponents do work paid for by Kremlin, religious expert comments on law suit against Tomos

    Opponents of the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine are not so much willing to abolish the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, but to do the work Kremlin had paid them for. This was stated by the religious expert Dmytro Horevoy, live on Pryamyy TV Channel.

  • 26 March 2019, 16:32 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Nebizh village community in Zhytomyr region is the 500th parish to join OCU

    The Parish of John the Theologian in the village of Nebizh in Zhytomyr region became the 500th that switched from the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 25 March 2019, 09:10 | Religion and society | 

    Tomos copy to be delivered to Ukrainian polar station in Antarctica

    Participants of the Ukrainian expedition in Antarctica will hand over a copy of Tomos which will be stored at the Academic Vernadsky polar station.

  • 21 March 2019, 12:20 | Religion and society | 

    Thanks to Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine received Tomos of autocephaly, Primate of the OCU says

    The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine said this on March 20, during a meeting with the leadership and representatives of the Academy of Sciences Minor of Ukraine, according to the OCU website.

  • 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.