• 2 January 2020, 15:59 | Analysis | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church 2019 – results of the year

    The past year has highlighted two main areas of development. First, it is the recognition of the OCU, actual first, by virtue of concelebration of individual clergymen, and further at the level of Synodal decisions and concelebration of the Primates. Secondly, the transformation of the ROC into a mono-national church

  • 30 August 2019, 15:57 | Analysis | view photo | 

    Recognition by Greek Church and "domino effect"

    The Church of Greece came close to formalizing legal relations with the OCU. The couple has already tried to live together, household claims have not arisen, and now, finally, they are preparing to get a stamp in the passport.

  • 29 June 2018, 11:59 | Analysis | 

    What’s in a Name?

    The Eastern Orthodox - that is, those Christians whose Orthodox traditions, theology, and spiritual practice are lived outside of communion with Rome, yet with communion amongst themselves and at least four ancient, apostolic sees - often suggest that it is not possible to be Orthodox in communion with Rome, as just being in communion with Rome nullifies any claim to Orthodoxy.

  • 1 June 2018, 13:26 | Analysis | 

    All roads lead to Rome. Thoughts following the meeting between the Pope and Metropolitan Hilarion

    Rome certainly is the universal See of the Church, even if some do not admit this outright or unequivocally. All roads lead to Rome, even for those who think that they go opposite direction or their own “special way”.

  • 18 October 2017, 08:08 | Analysis | 

    Laws on reintegration of Donbas: a wake-up call for UOC-MP

    At one time, Metropolitan Onufriy, the Primate of the UOC-MP, when asked about Russia's aggression in the Crimea, answered as he probably considered the top of moderation: “I'm not a politician, I cannot answer this question.”

  • 14 December 2016, 12:55 | Analysis | 

    Who is Mr. Novynskyi for the Ukrainian State and Church?

    So, who is MP Novynskyi, how is he linked with the church and why does he appear in the criminal case on illegal retention of the Secretary of the deceased Head of Church?

  • 12 April 2016, 09:55 | Analysis | 

    Religious network of Ukraine: analysis of dynamics at the beginning of 2016

    In Ukraine, as of January 1, 2016, the religious network is represented by 35,709 [i] institutions of religious organizations.

  • 3 November 2015, 13:17 | Analysis

    Christianity and Euromaidan: common and distinctive features

    Euromaidan in itself, from a Christian point of view, is neutral. This is a political event, which led to a number of both positive and negative consequences for Ukraine and moreover, both for domestic and foreign policy.

  • 8 February 2015, 10:26 | Analysis | 

    Orthodox Army against Uniates, Dissenters and Sectarians: Ideology and Terror of the Russian World

    One should discern the unity of political and religious motives in the developments relating to Ukraine.

  • 25 January 2015, 16:32 | Analysis | 

    Orthodoxy in UKRAINE in 2014: at the crossroads between Local Church and ‘Russian world’

  • 6 January 2015, 14:44 | Analysis | view photo | 

    Protestantism in Ukraine in 2014. Events, Trends, Challenges And Prospects

  • 24 December 2014, 11:16 | Analysis | 

    Donbass and Crimea: new challenges for religious freedom. Summary of the year

    From the very beginning te year of 2014 the Ukrainian faced society extraordinary trials that also affected religious freedom.

  • 16 August 2014, 00:17 | Analysis | 

    Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

    The recognition of the Mother-Church is also fundamental for the process and eventual recognition of autocephaly of the local Church in Ukraine. At the present time, the Mother-Church could serve a double purpose. From one perspective, the authenticity of the specific local anthropology is acknowledged and recognized. From the other perspective, the Mother-Church heals the rift in the life of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and provides the necessary provisions for autocephaly. Based on these conditions, there is an incredible opportunity for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine to become fully independent that would safeguard the uniqueness and authenticity of the anthropology of her believers.

  • 17 May 2014, 17:00 | Analysis | 

    Ukrainian Orthodoxy in Toronto: A Model for Dialogue, A Symbol of Courage

    Following the academic tradition, this symposium featured several panels consisting of lectures and responses on core issues in the Ukrainian Orthodox milieu.

  • 5 May 2014, 14:19 | Analysis | 

    Crypto-Nazism and Support for Russia

    Most of what I have observed is driven, I suspect, by the fact that so much of the good that happened on Maidan has been lost to the diabolical spin of Russian propagandists.

  • 3 March 2014, 20:41 | Analysis | 

    Ukrainian Muslims and Maidan

    Judging from this, the situation in the country will remain tense for a long time, in the first place, because of the aggressive actions of its northern neighbor. But even in this difficult time, the Ukrainian people are aware that Muslims are a part of society that is truely contributing to the building of a free and democratic state.

  • 2 July 2013, 08:48 | Analysis | 

    New Challenges in Orthodoxy in Ukraine – Will There Be New Responses?

    The summer-fall of 2013 will likely be the hottest in the life of Orthodoxy in Ukraine in the past ten years.

  • 3 June 2013, 15:56 | Analysis | 

    A Brief Reflection On The Urgency Of Language And Inculturation Within The UGCC Abroad

    I am a Ukrainian Greek Catholic without Ukrainian roots, and an American married to an Austrian living in country where my native tongue is not spoken and serving in a Ukrainian parish, whose traditions, language, saints and culture are very dear to my heart.

  • 5 March 2013, 16:43 | Analysis

    Livets Ord Swedish Centre: Conflict in Donetsk and Issues in Relations with National Churches

    The Livets Ord representatives came to Donetsk for the first time in 1989 to visit the registered Philadelphia Pentecostal church. However, it is the Word of Life Donetsk church that would become the basic church for further cooperation during many years.

  • 17 February 2013, 12:12 | Analysis

    The Resignation of Patriarchs and Popes

    No Pope has stepped down for six-hundred years and, until the late twentieth century, bishops only resigned in extraordinary circumstances. When a bishop was no longer fit to govern his diocese, a coadjutor was appointed to govern while the bishop officially retained his headship.