Ukrainian delegation from Canada at the Phanar

From February 12-17, 2015, Metropolitan Yurij of Winnipeg led a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox clergy and laity to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The delegation included Bishops Ilarion and Andriy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch in Canada, Protopresbyter Victor Lakusta, Dr. Peter M. Kondra, Mr. Vasyl’ Balan, Mr. Daniel Bilak, Mr. Peter Bayrachny and Mr. Alexander Ochrym. During ...

Volodymyr’s Baptism of Kyivan Rus: Ukraine’s European choice then and now

Daniel Bilak - 26/7/13 This weekend Kyiv will celebrate the 1025th anniversary of Grand Prince Volodymyr’s decision in 988 to accept Christianity for the Kyivan Rus Empire from the Mother Church of Constantinople, then the unchallenged capital of Christendom and the world. The celebration will take place against the backdrop of a modern-day political and ecclesiastical ...