Kateryna Shchotkina's column

  • 31 August 2018, 16:40 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    Church after Tomos – State and National Project or EX ORIENTE LUX?

    The Ukrainian Church can become “fresh blood” for the ancient and in some cases an outdated structure. The blood which simply did not get there previously because of the barriers created by Russian Orthodoxy.

  • 15 October 2015, 09:13 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    Religious conflicts have nothing to do with religion

    Religious conflicts remain on the agenda, being exaggerated, and soon you catch yourself mumbling something about the “holy war” or even worse – the “crusade”.

  • 11 May 2015, 09:21 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 


    Thus, “nationality” absorbed and substituted “orthodoxy” as easy (or even easier) as “Russian Orthodoxy” absorbed and substituted “Christianity.”

  • 19 December 2013, 14:34 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    Unrighteousness from Reinsurance

    Another Maidan became another test of the maturity of the Ukrainian churches, and, as usual, a test for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), which once again found itself in a difficult position. It’s no surprise. It is its believers who are regulars at the religious processions against Eurosodom.

  • 1 February 2013, 13:42 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    Relations Concerning the Statutes: Does the ‘Ukrainian Question’ Exist in the Russian Orthodox Church?

    Perhaps the Reverend Kovalenko told the truth – no such question exists.

  • 11 May 2011, 14:37 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    Rain at the End of the Century

    The twentieth century was embodied in Karol Wojtyla – its national awakenings and catastrophes, world wars, discoveries and disappointments, crises, the Beatles, the scientific and technical revolution, mass media, secularization and thrusts of globalization. According to various theorists, the twentieth century was to bring the defeat of religion, destruction of the authority of the church, nullification of faith, its replacement, redefinition of postulates, and the making of faith and even God himself irrelevant.

  • 25 January 2011, 12:08 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | view photo | 

    Without fear or reproach

    The 10th year anniversary of the patriarch’s ministry is a good occasion to think about time – not only about how much has passed but how it was spent.

  • 22 November 2010, 16:31 | Kateryna Shchotkina's column | 

    What happens after Metropolitan Volodymyr?

    Even though he assumed the authority over UOC at the time, which was uncertain for the Ukrainian Church, Metropolitan Volodymyr fulfilled the program with which he came to Kyiv: he has preserved the integrity of UOC. Moreover, one can hardly doubt the role played by him to establish the Church peace. And to start making attempts to settle the problem of Church schism peacefully in a very short period for the Church, which is used to think in terms of eternity.