• 8 February 2019, 12:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan asked Putin to pardon Russian criminal leader

    The real purpose of the visit of Metropolitan Varfolomiy of Rivne and Ostroh of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to Moscow was not to participate in the events of the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill's enthronement, but a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation in order to request pardon for a head of one of the most influential Russian gangs Finagin Sergei Viktorovich, dubbed in the criminal world as “Fin”), a leader of the criminal Kingisepp group, which arose in 1992 in Moscow. This is reported by the site Rivnenski Novyny (Rivne news) with a link to blog.meta.ua.

  • 8 February 2019, 11:02 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Orthodox Church of Ukraine names the number of its parishes

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has 7,000 religious communities, according to a member of the Synod of the united Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), Hromadske reports.

  • 8 February 2019, 09:50 | Orthodox world | 

    Orthodox Church of Cyprus decides on date to consider recognition of OCU

    On February 7, this year's first meeting of the Synod of the Church of Cyprus took place. The Ukrainian Issue was also included in the agenda, among other issues, Cerkvarium reports.

  • 7 February 2019, 11:08 | Church-state relations | 

    President met with bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA (Constantinople Patriarchate) - the Ruling Hierarch of the UOC in the United States Metropolitan Antony of Hierapolis and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia.

  • 7 February 2019, 10:39 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Hierarchs of UOC USA and UOC in Canada discuss with Epifaniy church situation in Ukraine

    On February 5, 2019, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada met with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine Archimandrite Michael (Anishchenko).

  • 7 February 2019, 09:55 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    12 Kyivan clergymen, intellectuals of the UOC MP join OCU

    The website of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate posted a list of clergymen who went "into a split," that is, to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which in January 2019 received autocephaly from the Church of Constantinople. From the list, it follows that the intellectual elite, which for a long time had been involved in the formation of church politics and education, left the UOC MP, reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 6 February 2019, 16:14 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Yanukovych, who is convicted of treason, considers OCU to be mistake

    Viktor Yanukovych is confident that the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was a mistake and a decision aimed at division.

  • 5 February 2019, 19:52 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Filaret to head Kyiv Diocese, Metropolitan Symeon elected Chief Secretary of the OCU, the Synod decides

    On February 5, 2019, a meeting of the Synod of the Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Metropolitan's House at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. As stated in the announcement of the official site of the OCU, all decisions were taken with full approval of all members of the Synod.

  • 5 February 2019, 11:50 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Georgian theologian says ROC trying to discredit bishops who support Ukraine

    The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is trying to discredit Georgian bishops who support autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 5 February 2019, 10:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian political scientist: Russia won't wage war on Ukraine over church issue, it waits for regime change

    The Kremlin counts on the change of power in Ukraine after the election, therefore, the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that “Russia reserves the right to respond to the encroachment on the freedom of religion of the inhabitants of Ukraine” is unlikely to lead to military escalation over the coming months. This opinion was expressed in a comment to the publication Gordon by Russian political scientist Andriy Piontkovsky.

  • 5 February 2019, 09:37 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    President's Rep in Verkhovna Rada: By end of year, thousands of parishes will join OCU

    Some 204 church parishes have already transferred to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was reported by the Representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada, MP Iryna Lutsenko. According to her, it is expected that by the end of 2019 thousands of communities will move to the OCU, RBC-Ukraine reports.

  • 4 February 2019, 10:28 | Church-state relations | 

    President met with the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    President Petro Poroshenko met with the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that arrived in Ukraine to attend the liturgy and the enthronement of Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy.

  • 3 February 2019, 12:25 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Glory to Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Glory to Ukraine! – President Poroshenko at Metropolitan Epifaniy’s enthronement

    After the end of the enthronement ceremony of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epifaniy in St Sofia, Kyiv, Petro Poroshenko addressed the audience with speeches, emphasizing that more than a hundred metropolitans had been elevated to the Kyivan throne, but Epifaniy was the first head of the canonical autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine in its history.

  • 3 February 2019, 11:11 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Metropolitan Epifany becomes official leader of OCU

    Today, on February 3, in the Church of St. Sophia in Kyiv, the enthronement of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) took place.

  • 3 February 2019, 09:09 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Official entry of Metropolitan Epifaniy to the post of Head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (live broadcast)

    Live broadcast of the Liturgy in the Holy Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv on the occasion of the enthronement of Metropolitan Epiphany.

  • 1 February 2019, 11:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Presidential Administration responds to Kirill’s plans to visit Kyiv

    Patriarch Kirill's desire to visit the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is indicative of his hope for a change of power in Ukraine and can be seen as indirect support for pro-Russian candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. Yuri Ruban, chair of the Main Department for Humanitarian Policy under the Presidential Administration, said this on Pryamyy TV-Channel, according to Fakty.

  • 1 February 2019, 10:22 | Religion and policy | 

    Putin ready to defend “canonical Orthodox” in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia reserves the right to respond in the event of a threat of violations of the right to freedom of religion in neighboring countries.

  • 1 February 2019, 09:43 | Social questioning | 

    Majority of Orthodox Ukrainians identify themselves as OCU faithful

    The vast majority of Ukrainians who consider themselves Orthodox faithful claim allegiance to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, led by Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

  • 31 January 2019, 12:30 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC (OCU) registered

    On January 30, the website of the Ministry of Justice published information on the registration of the Religious Organization KYIV METROPOLIS OF UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (ORTHODOX CHURCH OF UKRAINE) (KYIV METROPOLIS OF UOC (OCU)) (Identification code of the legal entity is 42783113).

  • 31 January 2019, 11:50 | Orthodox world | 

    Bulgarians call on their Synod to recognize Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    According to Cerkvarium, the Bulgarian portal of petitions launched an appeal to the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church with the requirement to recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.