Orthodox Church of Ukraine

  • 7 August 2019, 15:07 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Representatives of OCU, Constantinople, and Vicariate of former UOC-KP in USA, Canada decide on Vicariate's status

    On July 30, 2019, an official meeting of Metropolitan Emmanuel, representative of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Yevstratiy, representative of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and members of the former Vicariate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate in the USA and Canada – Fr. Victor Polarnyy, Fr. Oleksandr Dvinyatin, Fr. Roman Zagurski, Viktor Rud, Ivan Yaresko and Peter Palukh was held in Newark, New Jersey, Religion in Ukraine reports citing a Facebook account of Ivan Yaresko.

  • 7 August 2019, 12:07 | Interchurch relations | 

    OCU delegation visits Lebanon at invitation of Maronite Catholic Patriarch

    The delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine visited Lebanon at the invitation of the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi. The visit lasted from July 30 till August 2. The delegation included Bishop Pavlo of Odessa and Balta and rector of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, Archpriest Oleksandr Trofimlyuk, the press service of the OCU reports.

  • 2 August 2019, 09:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC MP community switches to OCU in Dnipro region

    A community of the Moscow Patriarchate in Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region has changed its affiliation to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 1 August 2019, 10:54 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Filaret says he is forced to to be part of OCU

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said that he was forced to be part of the OCU, although he does not want to. UNIAN has reported him as saying this at a press conference in Kyiv.

  • 31 July 2019, 14:09 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU explains Synod decision on liquidation of legal entities of Kyiv Patriarchy of UOC-KP and Patriarchy of UAOC

    The press service of the Kyiv Metropolia of the UOC (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) issued a clarification statement concerning the grounds on which the liquidation of legal entities "Kyiv Patriarchy of UOC-KP" and "Patriarchy of the UAOC" was performed.

  • 31 July 2019, 12:52 | Church-state relations | 

    Ministry of Culture confirms liquidation of Kyiv Patriarchate

    The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine confirmed that the Kyiv Patriarchate of the liquidated Ukrainian Orthodox Church ceased to exist by joining the Kyiv Metropolia of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 31 July 2019, 10:19 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    OCU Primate to come to Lviv to celebrate 30th anniversary of UAOC revival

    On August 17-18, Lviv will become the center of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the revival of the UAOC. On the occasion of this event, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine will arrive in the city. This is reported by the Spiritual Greatness of Lviv.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 28 July 2019, 09:37 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU establishes Romanian vicariate

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which convened on July 27 in the Congregational Hall of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, established a vicariate for the Romanian-speaking believers who live in Ukraine – a separate structure in the Church with the rights of self-governance.

  • 25 July 2019, 16:32 | Orthodox world | 

    The founders of the Center for Religious Security In Ukraine called on the Serbian Church to recognize Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The founders of the Center for Religious Security, which leads the project Cerkvarium, Dmitry Gorevoy and Tatiana Derkach wrote an open letter to the Patriarch and the Bishops' Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

  • 25 July 2019, 16:02 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU debunks myth about thousand-year-long history of ROC

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has debunked the widespread myth that Prince Volodymyr baptized “Slavic peoples” – Ukraine and Russia. It is due to this myth that the Russian Orthodox Church traditionally declares that their Church has a thousand-year-long history. This is stated on the official page of the OCU on Facebook.

  • 25 July 2019, 10:15 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU archbishop in Crimea: newly elected authorities must continue the course of reinforcing Ukraine

    Occupiers in Crimea are trying to destroy the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – the only stronghold of Ukrainians, preserved since 2014 events. At the same time, the new government should continue the course for the reinforcement of Ukraine because independence came at a very high price.

  • 18 July 2019, 10:25 | Church-state relations | 

    Prime Minister at a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius: We will support the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The process of development of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine is now underway, and the Government expresses readiness to contribute fully to that within its capabilities and powers.This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius, Head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 17 July 2019, 10:02 | National religious question | 

    Head of OCU greets Ukrainians on entry into force of the law on language

    Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine greeted Ukrainians on the entry into force of the law on the state language in Ukraine.

  • 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, 12:09 | Land and property problems | 

    Filaret asks court to prohibit transfer of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery to OCU

    The District administrative court received a petition from the Kyiv Patriarchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) to secure a claim in which Kyiv Patriarchate of the UOC-KP requests the court to prohibit Kyiv City State Administration and Kyiv City Council (KMP) from transfer of real estate to other entities.

  • 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.

  • 10 July 2019, 12:19 | Religion and society | 

    OCU issues statement on occasion of parliamentary elections

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine urges believers to take part in the vote in the elections to Verkhovna Rada on July 21 and make a responsible choice. This is said in a statement issued by the press service of the Kyiv Metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 9 July 2019, 14:55 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) explains why Moscow plays along with Filaret

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), representative of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, spoke about what Moscow-2 wants to achieve, or why Russia is playing along with honorary Patriarch Filaret 24/7.