• 19 March 2018, 14:52 | Comments

    The world is thirsty for peace

    Oksana Bashuk Hepburn, former director with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and president of a consulting firm dealing with international affairs

  • 15 February 2016, 16:28 | Comments | 

    Cuba Declaration by the Pope and the Moscow Patriarch - An epochal meeting with epochal consequences

    Therefore, the meeting of the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow has truly become a landmark. But the failure of the Vatican diplomats, who cannot look out into the real world from behind their pile of well-worn textbooks of Оstpolitik, is also of historical importance.

  • 7 February 2016, 11:30 | Comments | 

    Why Did the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Agree to Meet with Pope Francis?

    A Primer in the Byzantine Politics of the Russian Orthodox Church

  • 2 November 2015, 14:30 | Comments | 

    Patriarch Sviatolav revives his peace initiative via World Youth Day

    Back in 2011, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, had this idea with some Polish friends.

  • 5 June 2015, 13:18 | Comments | 

    Some observations on the book “The Maidan and the Church. Chronicle of events and expert estimation”

    Now in 2015 we have right to say that processes in Europe after the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine 2013-2014 and the “New Cold War” by Russia give strong reasons to impose that “local” event has vivid global sense.

  • 9 November 2014, 17:34 | Comments | 

    Religion as Policy Instrument

    Two fundamental concepts were presented by the speakers.Especially interesting was the notion of instrumentalization of religious institutions by political powers. The other – “Russkii mir” (“Russian world”) –in the final analysisserves as an ideological smokescreen for the first.

  • 26 September 2014, 14:31 | Comments | 

    Nuncio to Ukraine Gives Overview of Church's Most Pressing Needs

    Considers Plight of Priests, Religious in Crimea and Throughout Nation

  • 20 September 2014, 18:19 | Comments | 

    Bleeding Wound in a Political Heart

    Orthodox and Catholics have made great strides in their pilgrimage of mutual understanding and have shown themselves capable of engaging in fruitful ecumenical dialogue.

  • 12 August 2014, 10:22 | Comments | 

    The election in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: how will it happen?

    August 13th, on the 40th day after the death of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr, held one of the most important events in the recent history of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - the election of a new Primate. Guests, observers or representatives will not take part. The Council will be held behind the closed doors.

  • 24 May 2014, 11:52 | Comments | 

    St. John Paul Ii And Ukraine-Holy See Relations

    Concerning the Holy See’s response to the Maidan movement, the Ambassador stressed the Ukrainian government’s appreciation of the “wise and balanced position of the Holy See regarding these events” and added that she is grateful for Pope Francis’s continued prayers and gestures of “solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”

  • 2 May 2014, 16:12 | Comments | 

    Myroslav Marynovych: It Is Still Not Too Late For Patrirch Kirill To Stop The “Sheep” From His Flock On The Territory Of Ukraine

    The whole world in one voice is talking about Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, yet the Patriarch does not see or perceive this.

  • 30 April 2014, 14:26 | Comments | 

    Mykhaylo Cherenkov: A Real Catastrophe Has Occurred In Relations Between Russian And Ukrainian Christians

    As it became evident, apparently the Russian Christians trust the state propaganda much more than they trust their brothers – Ukrainians who could tell them the truth from the first sources, without a tainted telephone, and an even more tainted television.

  • 1 April 2014, 11:57 | Comments | 

    UN Mother Language Day and Taras Shevchenko

    Taras Shevchenko, the champion of the Ukrainian language, self-determination of people, human rights and social justice was honored at the United Nations March 27, 2014.

  • 23 September 2013, 11:58 | Comments | 

    Culture Wars or Facing Challenge of Modernity

    Here in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world of eastern Christians (I'm reading a book, with lots of historical background included, on the Copts in Egypt and their plight), much the same issue is couched in terms of Church facing the challenge of modernity.

  • 31 May 2013, 10:28 | Comments | 

    Can you understand me?

    This feeling is a reaction to an article titled “More to It than That, Liturgy” I recently read by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, the Most Reverend Thomas Gullickson, regarding issues I thought the Church had already mostly overcome, and only prevailed in a handful of parishes around the world; the issues being international identity and use of vernacular language in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

  • 28 May 2013, 10:37 | Comments | 

    More to it than that, Liturgy

    Personally, Father Siemens perplexes me as much as do folk within our "Latin" Tradition, for it seems to me they are thinking rather in terms of linguistic comprehension as the principal if not only vehicle in Divine Worship for carrying us to God.

  • 25 April 2013, 13:30 | Comments | 

    The New Evangelization: Baptizing/Rebaptizing a Culture

    Andrew Sorokowski's column entitled "Rebaptizing Rus'" is both timely and valuable from several points of view.

  • 23 January 2013, 14:16 | Comments | 

    Yuriy Chornomorets on the inter-Orthodox dialogue in Ukraine

    Since the mid-1990s exists a commission for an official dialogue between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC).

  • 10 December 2012, 18:20 | Comments | 

    Expert opinion: ‘Promulgation of Law 10221 is overt slap in the face for heads of churches’

    Firstly, I believe that Law 10221 does not substantially alter the “rules of the game” in the church-state field – just because in this state laws generally do not significantly alter the “rules of the game.” And considering the “creative” approach of the courts to interpret laws and the duties of government agencies, I would generally not be too concerned about what laws the parliament passes.

  • 19 June 2012, 14:30 | Comments | 

    The Zaporizhya Church Bomb and its Victims

    The crime was disturbingly strange: a bomb planted in a church, an elderly nun killed, with two out of the three suspects - former sacristans supposedly with a grudge against the church superior. The other elements of the story are depressingly familiar.