Orthodox Church of Ukraine

  • 12 February 2019, 15:50 | Church-state relations | 

    Archbishop Klyment wants the West to impose sanctions on organizers of elimination of OCU in Crimea

    If the invaders seize the Cathedral in Simferopol, Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea will ask the international community to impose personal sanctions on the organizers of the elimination of the OCU in Crimea. He stated this at a press conference “Elimination of the Ukrainian Church in the Occupied Crimea,” Ukrinform reported.

  • 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.

  • 12 February 2019, 10:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Over 300 parishes of UOC-MP joined OCU so far

    Over 300 parishes have already made decisions to move from the UOC to the Moscow Patriarchate to the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine, as reported by TSN.

  • 11 February 2019, 13:15 | Religion and policy | 

    OCU will penalize clergymen campaigning on the eve of presidential elections

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine will not participate in the presidential electoral campaign, because it does not have the right to do so. The priests who are involved in political campaigning will be punished ... Epifaniy, the Primate of the OCU, said it in an interview with Radio Liberty.

  • 8 February 2019, 15:32 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU delegation visits Athos for the first time

    This morning, February 8, 2019, the representatives of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine for the first time in the OCU history celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Mount Athos. The Ukrainian delegation consists mainly of representatives of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate, led by Bishop Pavlo of Odessa and Balta, according to Cerkvarium.

  • 8 February 2019, 11:02 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Orthodox Church of Ukraine names the number of its parishes

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has 7,000 religious communities, according to a member of the Synod of the united Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), Hromadske reports.

  • 8 February 2019, 09:50 | Orthodox world | 

    Orthodox Church of Cyprus decides on date to consider recognition of OCU

    On February 7, this year's first meeting of the Synod of the Church of Cyprus took place. The Ukrainian Issue was also included in the agenda, among other issues, Cerkvarium reports.

  • 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.

  • 7 February 2019, 10:39 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Hierarchs of UOC USA and UOC in Canada discuss with Epifaniy church situation in Ukraine

    On February 5, 2019, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada met with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine Archimandrite Michael (Anishchenko).

  • 7 February 2019, 09:55 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    12 Kyivan clergymen, intellectuals of the UOC MP join OCU

    The website of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate posted a list of clergymen who went "into a split," that is, to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which in January 2019 received autocephaly from the Church of Constantinople. From the list, it follows that the intellectual elite, which for a long time had been involved in the formation of church politics and education, left the UOC MP, reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 6 February 2019, 16:14 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Yanukovych, who is convicted of treason, considers OCU to be mistake

    Viktor Yanukovych is confident that the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was a mistake and a decision aimed at division.

  • 5 February 2019, 19:52 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Filaret to head Kyiv Diocese, Metropolitan Symeon elected Chief Secretary of the OCU, the Synod decides

    On February 5, 2019, a meeting of the Synod of the Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Metropolitan's House at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. As stated in the announcement of the official site of the OCU, all decisions were taken with full approval of all members of the Synod.

  • 5 February 2019, 09:37 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    President's Rep in Verkhovna Rada: By end of year, thousands of parishes will join OCU

    Some 204 church parishes have already transferred to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was reported by the Representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada, MP Iryna Lutsenko. According to her, it is expected that by the end of 2019 thousands of communities will move to the OCU, RBC-Ukraine reports.

  • 3 February 2019, 12:25 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Glory to Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Glory to Ukraine! – President Poroshenko at Metropolitan Epifaniy’s enthronement

    After the end of the enthronement ceremony of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epifaniy in St Sofia, Kyiv, Petro Poroshenko addressed the audience with speeches, emphasizing that more than a hundred metropolitans had been elevated to the Kyivan throne, but Epifaniy was the first head of the canonical autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine in its history.

  • 3 February 2019, 11:11 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Metropolitan Epifany becomes official leader of OCU

    Today, on February 3, in the Church of St. Sophia in Kyiv, the enthronement of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) took place.

  • 3 February 2019, 09:09 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | view video | 

    Official entry of Metropolitan Epifaniy to the post of Head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (live broadcast)

    Live broadcast of the Liturgy in the Holy Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv on the occasion of the enthronement of Metropolitan Epiphany.

  • 1 February 2019, 09:43 | Social questioning | 

    Majority of Orthodox Ukrainians identify themselves as OCU faithful

    The vast majority of Ukrainians who consider themselves Orthodox faithful claim allegiance to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, led by Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

  • 31 January 2019, 12:30 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC (OCU) registered

    On January 30, the website of the Ministry of Justice published information on the registration of the Religious Organization KYIV METROPOLIS OF UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (ORTHODOX CHURCH OF UKRAINE) (KYIV METROPOLIS OF UOC (OCU)) (Identification code of the legal entity is 42783113).

  • 31 January 2019, 11:50 | Orthodox world | 

    Bulgarians call on their Synod to recognize Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    According to Cerkvarium, the Bulgarian portal of petitions launched an appeal to the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church with the requirement to recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 31 January 2019, 11:25 | Religion and society | 

    Yelensky: mobile groups of UOC-MP travel across Ukraine to exert pressure on parishioners

    Mobile groups of the Moscow Patriarchate -- with so-called physical protection units that do not allow believers to exercise their will -- are currently criss crossing Ukraine.