Why did the Ecumenical Patriarchate Grant the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ in a Hasty Manner?

Tamar Lomidze - OCP News Service - 11/2/19 In late January 2019, a Virtual Town Hall was organized on the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ by the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle – a society that defends the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is linked to the Greek Archdiocese of America. The speakers included Metropolitan Emmanuel of France ...

Political Games at Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Ecumenical Patriarchate

Sophia Iliadi - Independent Article - 12/12/18 Shortly before the latest meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate taking place from November 27 until 29, once again there were rumors about Archbishop Demetrios' imminent retirement. Patriarch Bartholomew was claimed to have met with the GOA Primate in Geneva, and after that, the latter decided ...

President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service- 5/11/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC Istanbul-Turkey: On 3rd November 2018, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Agreement “On Cooperation and Interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople”. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC The agreement is signed as a ...

The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - 11/10/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate has announced the following on the canonical situation in Ukraine: The Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to proceed with the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly to form a 'National Ukrainian Orthodox Church'. To reestablish (at this moment) the 'Stavropegion'  of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev—one of its many 'Starvorpegion' ...

Ecumenical Patriarch faces a hard choice over Ukraine

Government and Politics ( Boiko Hristov) - 3/5/18 His All-Holiness Bartholomew is rightly believed to be the guardian of the Orthodox Christian unity who puts efforts to restore a canonical administrative order in European and American Orthodox Christian Diasporas by establishing bishopric Conferences under the presidency of Ecumenical Patriarchate's hierarchs. Patriarch Bartholomew has also stepped in ...

Constantinople coming to Ukraine: Is the game worth the candle?

Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article - 25/4/18 Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine Recently, the opening of the Constantinople Patriarchate's metochions in Ukrainian cities Kyiv and Lviv has become quite a hot topic. Not long ago, Director of the Department for Religious Affairs and Nationalities of the ...

Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine

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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - 24/4/18 Communique of the Holy and Sacred Synod The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items on the agenda were reviewed and discussed and the appropriate ...

ORTHODOX PRIMATES OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR TRAGEDY IN KEMEROVO SHOPPING CENTER

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Orthochristian.com - 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has received condolences from several primates of fraternal Local Orthodox Churches for the tragic fire that occurred in a mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving 64 dead, including 41 children, and another 44 injured, according to the official numbers. Several letters have ...

TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

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Orthochristian.com - 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters ...

Indiana House of Representatives Today Unanimously Pass HR28, the Archon Resolution

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 2/3/18 INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUSLY PASS HR28, AN ARCHON RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE. GREEK ORTHODOX OF CHICAGO AND DETROIT METROPOLISES COMPLETE JOINT EFFORT FOR PASSAGE OF ARCHON RESOLUTION. CHICAGO, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the Metropolis of Detroit, currently both under the leadership ...

Rev Gerontissa Melani : First Orthodox Abbess in Fiji Enthroned

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Micahel Ronas (Delegate of Jakarta, Indonesia & South East Asia) - OCP News Service - 22/1/18 Fiji: Rev Gerontissa Melani was enthroned as the Abbess of the Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery in Saweni, Fiji. Gerondissa Melani is the first igoumeni in Fiji who is a native Fijian. The historic ceremony was presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios ...

The Backstage Game behind Filaret Denysenko’s Letter

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Tamar Lomidze - OCP News Service- Independent Article - 7/2/18 On November 30, 2017, the whole Orthodox World was shocked by media reports about a letter from the unrecognized Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Bishops' Council. This former Metropolitan of Kyiv left ROC after he lost the election as ...

Ecumenical Patriarch urges Canonical Solution to Overcome Ukrainian Schism: Constantinople Representation Meets Patriarch Philaret in Kiev

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Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 19/12/17 Moscow- Russia: His All Holiness Bartholomew I – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch said that schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy should be resolved based on cannons and not on political elements. The primate of the great Church of Constantinople made the statement during a ...

His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

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Church of Serbia - Basilica.ro - 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the Theological Faculty of ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 16/10/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar from Tuesday 27th September/10th October to Wednesday 28th September/11th October   2017, escorted by Geronda Secretary General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. Upon their arrival at the airport of Constantinople, He was welcomed ...

GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. The synod’s ...

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 10/9/17 Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine has the right to an autocephalous Local Orthodox Church, and that he will push for its establishment. However, he also stressed that the presence of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine will not mean the banning of any other Orthodox confession within the country, reports Interfax-Religion. “The recognition of ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2017 On Monday, 15th/28th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated in great festivity the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos according to its typical order of worship at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane. Therein, with the Tomb of Theotokos being the Holy Altar, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated, led by ...

Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

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Church of Serbia - 25/8/17 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officially visited Hungary on 20 August 2017 This day was not chosen by mistake, it was a feast-day of Holy King Stephen (Istvan), the first Christian king among Hungarians, who was enlisted in the dyptich of saints of the Orthodox Church as well. The Day of Holy ...

ORTHODOX SEMINARY OF ST. ANDREW BEGINS WORK IN GUATEMALA

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Pravoslavie.ru  - 10/8/17 A new seminary program has begun training eager candidates in Guatemala, where the Orthodox Church is rapidly growing, missionary to Guatemala and Mexico Jesse Brandow writes on his Facebook page. The program aims to educate leaders of all types in the Church, whether clerical or lay, and features instruction on-site and via Skype. “Today we began a ...

Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania

The Albanian Orthodox Church - July 2017 Panegyric Divine Liturgy Celebrated at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana.  Today, on June 24, 2017, a Panegyric Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The members ...