UOC (MP)

  • 15 October 2018, 09:29 | Scandals, crime | 

    On the Feast of Intercession, police detained over a hundred of youths in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

    Men in sportswear were arrested by the police on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. According to people familiar with the matter, there were over 100 people detained. The Pechersk police station confirmed it to a TV channel.

  • 12 October 2018, 11:13 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP calls on hierarchs of UAOC and UOC (MP) to start preparing for extraordinary unification council

    The Kyiv Patriarchate urges the hierarchs of the UAOC and the UOC (MP) to start creating the Local Church since the historic decisions of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate have now removed all obstacles to the Eucharistic communion with the Plenitude of Orthodoxy.

  • 12 October 2018, 10:18 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC (MP) threatens to punish Bartholomew with anathema

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) considers the decision of Constantinople to lift anathema from Patriarch Filaret of the UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate and to proclaim him and the Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Patriarch Makariy, as canonical leaders to be “absolutely illegitimate”.

  • 11 October 2018, 19:58 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: now that we are all canonical and have grace, no obstacles for unification remain

    The hierarchs of the three Ukrainian Orthodox Churches now have every reason to create the one Local Church. Patriarch Filaret said it today during, commenting on the decision of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the restoration of the canonical status of the Primates of the UOC-KP and the UAOC.

  • 3 October 2018, 12:34 | Religion and policy | 

    SBU: Russian special services try to create havoc in Ukraine to counteract the granting of the Tomos

    The two main areas of activities of Russian intelligence services today are incitement of inter-confessional enmity caused by the possibility of the reception of the Tomos by Ukraine, as well as active measures to involve Ukraine's leadership in serving Russian interests.

  • 2 October 2018, 12:38 | UOC (MP) | 

    Metropolitan of the UOC (MP) accuses US of breeding venomous mosquitos

    Metropolitan Pavlo (Lebid) of Vyshhorod and Chornobyl, abbot of the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate, declared that ‘secret US laboratories’ are scattered over the former Soviet Union, where they breed ‘mosquitoes’ and other poisonous creatures.

  • 30 September 2018, 14:18 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP prepares rallies in front of the residence of Exarchs of Ecumenical Patriarchate

    On September 28, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) held a meeting with representatives of the dioceses and ordered them to organize a rally under the building where Exarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate reside. One of the participants of the meeting told Relihiyna Pravda about this.

  • 29 September 2018, 06:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Orthodox Church in America will not break eucharistic communion with Constantinople because of Ukraine

    The Orthodox Church in America published a pastoral address by the Metropolitan Tikhon of the whole of America and Canada on the Ukrainian issue.

  • 27 September 2018, 10:38 | Religion and society | 

    Occupiers who killed 10,000 people do not pose a problem for UOC (MP)

    For the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, the occupiers who killed 10,000 people do not constitute a problem, while two exarchs do. After the provision of the Tomos in Ukraine, a powerful center of social legitimacy will be created, and Moscow will no longer be able to use faith and the Church to disguise its insidious intentions.

  • 26 September 2018, 12:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople: UOC-MP has no right to request the exarchs to leave Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has no right to request that exarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople leave Ukraine.

  • 25 September 2018, 16:49 | UOC (MP) | 

    Synod of the UOC MP called on Constantinople to stop interference in internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) at a meeting held on September 25, 2018 in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, expressed his attitude to the appointment of the “Exarchs” by the Constantinople Patriarchate in Kyiv (Journal No. 17). This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC.

  • 20 September 2018, 13:51 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople: refusal of UOC-MP representatives to engage in dialogue gets them cornered

    The representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos expressed regret that the clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate had refused a dialogue with the representatives of Constantinople, as they thus drived themselves into a deadlock. This was stated by the hierarch in an interview with Glavkom.

  • 19 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    UOC-MP threatens protests if urged to change name

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate will organize mass protests if urged to change its name.

  • 18 September 2018, 10:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: we are ready to accept all hierarchs of the UOC-MP in the new Local Church

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate declared his readiness to accept the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate to the new Local Church.

  • 17 September 2018, 10:01 | Social questioning | 

    Recent poll: Majority of Orthodox Ukrainians affiliate themselves with the Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Ukraine, 45.2% of Orthodox Christians affiliate themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted in late August – early September jointly by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Razumkov Center and SOCIS, according to Gordonua.com.

  • 14 September 2018, 10:13 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ecumenical Patriarchate comments on threats made by ROC

    Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate called the threats worthless, and noted that the claims of the Russian Orthodox Church for the supremacy in Ukrainian religious life are groundless.

  • 13 September 2018, 14:54 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych): we do not recognize the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych), Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, said that their Church would not recognize the newly established UOC. He said this in an interview with the Greek news agency Romphea.

  • 12 September 2018, 15:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Dire times coming: UOC (MP) suggests Orthodox Primates should convene for emergency council

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) came up with a suggestion to convene an emergency Council of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches in connection with the recent actions of Constantinople on the “Ukrainian issue”.

  • 28 August 2018, 09:54 | Religion and policy | 

    Pochayiv pilgrims reportedly carried Orthodox ‘DPR Army’ banner

    The scandal over the procession of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to the Pochayiv Lavra is aggravating. In addition to T-shirts with prints calling to get ready for the war, the crowd noticed the Orthodox flag under which the fighters of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are fighting. Dmytro Poliukhovych wrote it on his Facebook page, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:08 | Charity, social service | 

    UOC (MP) sent 40 tons of aid to LPR

    Four trucks of humanitarian aid totaling about 6,000 sets, weighing almost 40 tons, were delivered to the diocesan centers of Luhansk and Rovenky (areas controlled by the so-called Luhansk People's Republic) on August 1, 2018, as part of the Mission of Mercy and Reconciliation project of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for social and humanitarian affairs, implemented with the support of the International Charitable Organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a humanitarian organization of Protestant churches in Germany, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the UOC.