Orthodox Church of Ukraine

  • 11 June 2019, 10:19 | Religion and society | 

    Prominent religious experts urge Filaret to curb attempts to restore UOC-KP

    The Forum of Ukrainian Intellectuals "For the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine" was held in Kyiv on June 10. Its participants expressed concern over recent actions and statements of Patriarch Emeritus Filaret aimed at the restoration of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

  • 11 June 2019, 09:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy visits Ecumenical Patriarch

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine arrived in Constantinople (Istanbul) on June 10, 2019 to congratulate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the day of his patron saint, which he celebrates on June 11. The Metropolitan is accompanied by Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and the delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It was reported by the official website of the OCU.

  • 10 June 2019, 10:37 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Vinnytsia region community changes affiliation to OCU at second attempt

    On Sunday, June 9, a meeting of the local religious community was held in the community hall of the Village of Vinnytski Khutory, near the regional center of Vinnytsia. Majority of the votes supported the transition of the community to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It is reported by the website Na Paryzhi.

  • 10 June 2019, 10:06 | UOC KP | 

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret convenes "For Kyiv Patriarchate" forum

    The website of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate has announced the Forum of the Ukrainian Intellectuals "For the Ukrainian Orthodox Church! For Kyiv Patriarchate!", reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 9 June 2019, 11:59 | International relations | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy met with foreign ambassadors

    On June 8, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with foreign ambassadors accredited in Poland. Among them were Ambassadors from Europe, Africa, Asia, USA, the official website of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine reports.

  • 8 June 2019, 06:24 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU Head: Church of Greece actively moves towards OCU recognition

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv said that currently the Church of Greece is actively moving in the direction of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 7 June 2019, 12:29 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    OCU Head: we are ready to establish vicariate for Romanian-language parishes

    The main liturgical language in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is Ukrainian, but national minorities can use in their communities the language that is their native and is comprehensible to them.

  • 7 June 2019, 11:23 | UOC KP | 

    Yurash on statement of "UOC-KP Press Service": Authors discredit Patriarch Emeritus

    Religious expert Andriy Yurash commented on the statement of the "Press Service of the UOC-KP" which claims that the document signed by Patriarch Emeritus Filaret on the liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate is not a decision of the Local Council and therefore it has no legal force.

  • 7 June 2019, 09:18 | Religion and society | 

    Ukrainian intellectuals ask Filaret not to create anxiety in hearts of faithful

    Some Ukrainian intellectuals turned to Patriarch Emeritus Filaret with a request to channel the discussion of all acute issues to the representative Church bodies and to refrain from public discussions or interviews that can create anxiety among Orthodox Ukrainians -- and please the enemies of the state.

  • 6 June 2019, 10:27 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy: absolute majority of our hierarchs want to stay in OCU

    Almost all hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine testify that they wish to remain in the recognized autocephalous Church.

  • 6 June 2019, 09:00 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Head on why convening Local Council now is not appropriate

    The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, considers it inappropriate to convene a local Council with the participation of hierarchs, clergy and laity.

  • 5 June 2019, 11:48 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan of Chernivtsi wants Zelensky to cancel decisions of religious communities on transition to OCU

    Metropolitan Melety of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna, UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, has complained to President of Ukraine about the officials of the local regional state administration. According to the Hierarch, they -- allegedly -- illegally transferred 11 communities from the UOC-MP to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 5 June 2019, 10:41 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    At secretive meeting with priests, Filaret explained how he will restore UOC-KP

    At a meeting with the Kyivan clergymen, which took place on Monday, June 3, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret specified the manner in which he was going to officially restore the activities of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

  • 5 June 2019, 10:06 | Religion and society | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy discussed with Saakashvili process of OCU recognition

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine met with the third President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on June 4. The parties discussed the process of recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by other local Orthodox Churches, and in particular by the Georgian Orthodox Church.

  • 5 June 2019, 09:40 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU releases video footage of dissolution of UOC-KP

    The Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine made public a fragment of the video footage of the Council of December 15, 2018 which recorded the liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

  • 4 June 2019, 13:27 | Church-state relations | 

    Dnipro mayor sues OCU hierarch

    Mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov requires apology from the ruling bishop of the Diocese of Dnipropetrovsk and Kryvyy Rih, Bishop Symeon (Zinkevich), as reported by the press service of Dnipro City Council, according to Depo.Dnipro.

  • 4 June 2019, 11:27 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Situation is alarming but not critical, Ihor Kozlovsky comments on Filaret’s intentions

    Religious historian Ihor Kozlovsky believes that holding a closed-door assembly by Patriarch Emeritus Filaret is not a schismatic act in itself and will have no legal consequences for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 4 June 2019, 10:01 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Media reports: Patriarch Emeritus Filaret set to hold Council sidestepping OCU Primate

    Yesterday at a meeting with Kyivan clergymen, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret announced his intention to convene the Local Council and asked them not to hurry into re-registration of the Charter of the OCU.

  • 2 June 2019, 10:29 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Bishop: On Monday, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret may try to revive UOC-KP

    On Monday, June 3, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret convenes all priests of Kyiv. He is expected to demand from them an oath of allegiance to the Kyiv Patriarchate.

  • 2 June 2019, 10:01 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Titushky raiders brought into famous Kruty village, disrupt community transition to OCU

    In the famous village of Kruty, Nizhyn district of Chernihiv region, the thugs – ‘titushkas’ - brought by representatives of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate have disrupted the parish community meeting, which should have adopted decision on the transfer of the local St. Michael's Church to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.