Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • 30 April 2019, 11:30 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Primate of OCU says Ukrainian-language Easter message in Phanar is good sign

    The patriarchal message proclaimed in Ukrainian during the Easter service in Phanar in Istanbul is a good sign. Metropolitan Epifaniy, head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, said it on Twitter, according to Glavkom.

  • 29 April 2019, 08:53 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarchal message pronounced in Ukrainian at Phanar for the first time

    At the Phanar in Istanbul, the patriarchal message was read in Ukrainian during the Easter Service.

  • 25 April 2019, 12:06 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew congratulates newly elected President of Ukraine

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election as the new President of Ukraine.

  • 8 April 2019, 13:26 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    St Sophia in Istanbul speaks Ukrainian

    The history of the Museum of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Turkish capital, can now be heard in the Ukrainian language. This is reported on Ukraine's Consulate General's Facebook page.

  • 4 April 2019, 12:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP continues to appeal to Constantinople to revokeTomos

    According to the statement, adopted on April 3 by the Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, the actions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate have damaged Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Constantinople should revoke the Tomos.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:01 | Religion and policy | 

    OCU opponents do work paid for by Kremlin, religious expert comments on law suit against Tomos

    Opponents of the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine are not so much willing to abolish the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, but to do the work Kremlin had paid them for. This was stated by the religious expert Dmytro Horevoy, live on Pryamyy TV Channel.

  • 11 March 2019, 09:07 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew presents to Albanian Primate evidence of legitimacy of bishop ordinations in OCU

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a letter to Archbishop Anastasios, ​​the Primate of the Albanian Church. In it, he once again emphasizes that he acted according to the ecclesiastical tradition, using the privileges that the Constantinople Patriarchate was vested with by the Ecumenical Councils. He provides historical examples that the Ecumenical Patriarch approved autocephaly and patriarchy, as well as reinstated the exiled bishops, TVA reports citing Tserkvarium.

  • 7 March 2019, 19:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Deanery of UOC-KP in Germany is willing to be subordinate to OCU

    Believers of the German deanery of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate with a center in Cologne expressed a desire to belong to the Orthodox Church of Ukraie: on March 5 Archpriest Volodymyr Chaika made such a statement on his Facebook page, commenting on a similar desire of some parishes from the United States.

  • 7 March 2019, 13:38 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    On March 19, Greek Church to consider canonical recognition of OCU

    The Greek Church will consider the issue of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine at the next meeting of the Hierarchical Synod (Council of Bishops) which will be held on March 19-20, said the head of the Church, Archbishop Jeronimus of Athens, according to Tserkvarium, referring to the Greek media Romphea.

  • 2 March 2019, 11:40 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew will not convoke Pan-Orthodox discussion of Ukraine’s autocephaly

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew refused to convene the Synaxis (Assembly) of the Primates of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches to discuss the issue of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. He said this in a letter to Patriarch of Antioch Antonio X, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reports.

  • 28 February 2019, 12:34 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    No Pan-Orthodox approval needed to issue the Tomos, Patriarch Bartholomew says

    At his residence in Istanbul, Patriarch Bartholomew answered the questions of the media outlet Politika about his decision to grant autocephaly to the Church in Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch stressed that Ukraine received autocephaly in the same way as all other churches did, including the Russian church.

  • 28 February 2019, 12:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: many state leaders greeted us on the provision of the Tomos

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew assured that by giving autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, he first of all was guided by the motives of ecclesiological and canonical truth and not by lucrative impulses. He said this in an interview with the Serbian media outlet Politika.

  • 12 February 2019, 13:29 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Mount Athos is strongly in favor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the Ukrainian issue

    “We remain on the side of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and we will not tolerate its humiliation,” the members of the Holy Community of Mount Athos said on Monday on the occasion of the recent developments in Ukraine and the granting of Autocephaly to the local Church, Romfea reported.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 31 January 2019, 10:10 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Two hegumens from Athos to attend OCU enthronement ceremony

    Two hegumens from the Holy Mount Athos monasteries will come to Kyiv to attend the ceremony of enthronement of Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko), Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which will be held on February 3, CEDO.PRESS reports citing the Greek church news agency Romfea.

  • 26 January 2019, 09:42 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew becomes Honorary Doctor of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was conferred on the title of Honorary Doctor of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. President of the Academy Andriy Meleshevych made a public announcement.

  • 25 January 2019, 12:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Church of Cyprus plans to recognize OCU

    The Church of Cyprus plans to recognize Metropolitan Epifaniy. “The time will come for His Beatitude Epifaniy to visit Cyprus and to concelebrate with us,” Archbishop Chrisostomos said, Cerkvarium reports, citing the Greek media outlet Phos Phanariou, Light of the Phanar.

  • 23 January 2019, 14:00 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Ecumenical Patriarchate’s official website lists Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The official website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate listed the Orthodox Church of Ukraine as yet another local church.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:40 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian propagandist: ROC to be demonstratively and painfully beaten

    In Russia, they believe that the Russian Orthodox Church and the ideology of the Russian world may disappear forever as the Kremlin's positions weaken. And it was triggered by the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.