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7 July 2016, 13:11 | Religious studies |
The history evidences: the Local Churches that were historically associated with earthly empires were uninterested in the canonical establishment of local churches under their jurisdictions, and therefore usually granted autocephaly to churches only under the pressure of historic circumstances. No exception is the Moscow Patriarchate, which has incorporated the Orthodox Church in Ukraine since 1686.
5 July 2016, 14:22 | Religious studies |
Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Ukrainian society suffer from division. The majority of Ukrainian Orthodox believers belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. The rest of the Orthodox community of Ukraine has chosen a different path of self-proclaimed autocephaly. However, neither the first nor the second path is optimal for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine to date.
1 July 2016, 17:22 | Religious studies |
On June 16-27, 2016, the island of Crete is to host an epoch-making event – the Pan-Orthodox Council with the participation of heads and representatives of all local Orthodox Churches. Practical work of the preconciliar preparation has been conducted since the early 60s. Great hopes have been rested and are still rested upon the Council.
5 August 2015, 14:47 | Religious studies |
Free elections in a democracy are a key moment for the determination and implementation of “government of the people.” The Church as a social institution in Ukraine has enjoyed the highest level of social confidence for a long time. Thus, the exploration and explication of the positions of different denominations concerning elections and citizens’ control over state power are timely and important.
23 November 2011, 17:09 | Religious studies |
A Review of Trends in Contemporary Islam in the Crimea
7 November 2011, 09:45 | Religious studies |
Today a new ressourcement takes place in the field of the Christian social doctrine. This ressourcement may be observed as in Orthodoxy, so in Catholicism and Protestantism. Christians are to be aware of the nature of these changes in the social doctrine, for it is the social doctrine that the actual stance of the Churches regarding law, social order, morals, human rights, individual and collective responsibility and freedom depends on.
4 April 2011, 12:05 | Religious studies |
The events of the world in the last 20 years and the fundamental changes in the national life of many countries demand from us to articulate theological thought contextually. The political and social changes in our globalized world are immediate and stimulating and as such they have to be viewed on various levels of human life.