• 24 November 2016, 10:13 | National religious question | 

    Victor Yelenskyy: United Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine is near at hand

  • 23 November 2016, 11:50 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia to become Muscovy without Ukrainian Church, Marynovych believes

    If Patriarch Kirill fails to keep hold of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Russia will turn into Muscovy. Myroslav Marynovych, vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv was reported as saying this by Gazeta.ua.

  • 21 November 2016, 13:54 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Patriarch Kirill: ROC will never agree to independence of Ukrainian Church

    The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will never agree to independence of the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, said Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Monday, at a ceremonial act in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the occasion of his 70th anniversary with the participation of the heads and representatives of all 15 Local Churches, RIA Novosti reported.

  • 19 November 2016, 16:31 | International relations | view photo | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew hopes to visit Ukraine soon

    On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

  • 14 November 2016, 09:53 | Armenian AC | view photo | 

    Lviv Armenian church celebrates 25 years of its revival

    The exhibits show a much wider period of the Armenian Church in Lviv. For example, there are Armenian manuscripts and printed books of XVII-XIX centuries

  • 9 November 2016, 10:59 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Patriarch Filaret visited the main center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

    On November 7, Patriarch Filaret accompanied by archpriest Oleksandr Trofumliyk, a member of the Supreme Church Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate, arrived in South Bound Brook.

  • 7 November 2016, 10:30 | Church-state relations | view photo | 

    A memorial sign to ruined churches and shot priests to be installed in Odessa

    The meeting of the historical and toponymical Commission of Odessa City Council, held on November 4, 2016, examined the appeal of NGO “Ukraine is me” on the establishment of a memorial sign – a symbol of destroyed churches and priests of Odessa shot by Communists.

  • 6 November 2016, 10:35 | Scandals, crime | 

    UOC KP church burned down in Mariupol

    This night in Mariupol, unidentified persons burned down the church located at Olympiiska street 79.

  • 3 November 2016, 12:07 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO holds its meeting in ATO zone

    On November 2, Sarmat military base in Kramatorsk of Donetsk region hosted a meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

  • 2 November 2016, 17:02 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine

    St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago Celebrates 100 Years

    A century old history of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL became alive over the last weekend of October 2016. Hundreds of parishioners, visitors and local neighbors joined each other in celebration of exactly 100 years of spiritual ministry of the cathedral community in the Metropolitan Chicago area.

  • 26 October 2016, 09:45 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    XXIst Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA develops Church strategy

    During the Sobor metropolian Anthony informed the participants that bishop Daniel Zelinskyj is be nominated for elevation to Archbishop. The nomination will be presented to His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholmew and the Holy Synod for formal election and inclusion in the Dyptychs of the Holy Ecumenical Church.

  • 25 October 2016, 15:37 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    In Vinnytsya region a farmer renovates an old Cossack church

    A XVIII century wooden church in the village of Mala Rostivka, Vinnytsia region, is being renovated by a local farmer. According to preliminary calculations about three million UAH are required, Vlasno.info reports.

  • 24 October 2016, 15:00 | Church-state relations | 

    Monastery in Crimea faces threat of closure

    Russian occupation authorities continue discriminating the monastics of the Stauropegial Monastery of St. Paisius Velichkovsky of the UOC (MP) in the Crimea. First there was an arson attempt. Now the occupants threaten to close the monastery.

  • 18 October 2016, 14:57 | UOC (MP) | 


    The Synod also granted Metropolitan Nifont of Volyn and Lutsk his retirement. Bishop Nathaniel of Kamin-Kashyrskyi was appointed to as ruling bishop of the Volyn Diocese.

  • 18 October 2016, 13:46 | International relations

    The Ukrainian embassy in the United Kingdom criticized the Patriarch Kiril's visit to London

    Natalia Galibarenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK, said that Patriarch Kirill was a former KGB agent who has been outspoken in his support of Russian aggression. She said that the invitation risked legitimising Russia’s foreign policy in the eyes of the world. She added: “Patriarch Kirill is a Kremlin mouthpiece.”

  • 6 October 2016, 14:56 | Legislation | 

    Parliamentary Committee supports granting special status to UOC-MP

    The Committee on Culture and Spirituality recommended the Parliament to adopt in the first reading Bill 4511 on the special status of religious organizations having their governing centers in Russia as the aggressor State.

  • 4 October 2016, 17:51 | Orthodox world | 


    On the afternoon of Friday, the 30 of September 2016, the Ukrainian President, Mr Petro Poroshenko, accompanied by his country’s delegation to the funeral of former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, visited the Patriarchate.

  • 4 October 2016, 12:40 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Moscow court decided to demolish an only church of UOC-KP in Moscow

    On October 3, the Moscow regional court decided to demolish in Noginsk the Holy Trinity Church of Bogorodsk Eparchy of the UOC-KP.

  • 3 October 2016, 11:02 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Family is a union of man and woman, - Zaporizhya holds second March for Life

    On October 2, thousands of people walked in the columns of "March for Life" along the main street of Zaporizhya. This is the second march in the city, organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhya.

  • 27 September 2016, 14:34 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine

    Ukrainian Orthodox Community of Genk (Belgium) Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Consecration

    Over the weekend of September 25, 2016 – the Sunday before Exaltation of the Precious Cross of the Lord – Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Genk (Belgium) celebrated the 30th anniversary of consecration of parish temple. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Belgium to lead the prayerful celebration of the festivities