Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • 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.

  • 9 January 2019, 13:09 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Ukrainian Tomos signed by all members of Holy Synod of Ecumenical Patriarchate

    On January 9, in Istanbul, members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.

  • 7 January 2019, 13:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Honorable Patriarch Filaret: Kirill’s threats to Ecumenical Patriarch attest to his weakness

    Letter of threats to Patriarch Bartholomew from the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church are a sign of Kirill’s weakness.

  • 6 January 2019, 10:30 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view photo | view video | 

    Ukraine receives Tomos officially and forever

    Today, on January 6, the Ecumenical Patriarch solemnly presented the Tomos of autocephaly to the Primate of the local Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy. The historical event took place after the Liturgy within the walls of the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Phanar

  • 5 January 2019, 15:28 | National religious question | 

    President presented a high state award to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

    President Petro Poroshenko awarded Ecumenical Patriarch, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome His All-Holiness Bartholomew with the Order of Merit of the First Degree.

  • 5 January 2019, 14:37 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy thanked Patriarch Bartholomew for signing the Tomos

    Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy thanked Patriarch Bartholomew for signing the Tomos, noting that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was waiting for its granting with impatience and excitement.

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

    Patriarch Bartholomew: «Prince Vladimir and Saint Olga are present in spirit and prayer, sharing our joy and pleasure»

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew emphasized that Constantinople “gathered and embraced them as their genuine mother—the same Church that once led them to Christian baptism—rather than as their stepmother”. He added that Constantinople had always “served the wishes and interests of its children”.

  • 5 January 2019, 12:42 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew signs Tomos of autocephaly of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    Today, on January 5, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Tomos on the autocephaly of the unified Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The ceremony of signing took place in the Patriarchal Church of St. George. This historic event was preceded by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the clergy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate together with the clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.