MET. IRINEJ OF BAČKA: “I TOLD THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH NOT TO LEAD THE CHURCH INTO A NEW SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 18/5/17 Photo: Romfea.gr Metropolitan Irinej of Bačka of the Serbian Orthodox Church has expressed his dismay and disappointment over meetings between representatives of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar in Constantinople, Romfea reports. In a meeting with Archbishop Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, Met. Irinej stated that he had told the ...

SCHISMATIC PRIESTS INVADE KIEV CAVES CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 14/3/17 During a recent visit to the Kiev Caves Lavra, Ukraine’s holiest site, Ukrainian nationalist-schismatics defiled the holy Dormition Cathedral with their illicit prayers. The group brought their own “Kiev Patriarchate” priests on an “exhibition” to the ancient monastery, and began serving a Moleben in the canonical church, reports EADaily. About 200 supposed volunteers went ...

International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

Church of Serbia - 11/3/17 The statement of the Third International Conference of Orthodox Military Chaplains, held October 17-21, 2016 by the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish army in Warsaw, was published on March 8 on the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Relations with the Armed Forces. The statement expressed approval and support ...

CANONICAL BELIEVERS IN TERNOPIL SPEND NIGHT IN CHURCH TO PREVENT SEIZURE BY SCHISMATICS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/3/17 On the eve of Lent, when faithful Orthodox Christians were preparing to embark upon their journey of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving by beseeching and offering one another forgiveness, Ukrainian schismatics and their supporting right-wing radicals were busy trying to seize yet another parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, reports ...

CONSTANTINOPLE METROPOLITANS MET WITH “KIEV PATRIARCHATE” SCHISMATICS

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/1/17 On January 12, 2017, representatives of the schismatic and unrecognized “Kiev Patriarchate” met with members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Patriarch Bartholomew’s official Phanar residence, according to the schismatics’ site. General Secretary of the Holy Synod Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna and Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, members of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s ...

Can the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate be recognized as canonical? And what is the price to pay?

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Tamar Lomidze - Los Angeles - California -7/12/15 For 23 years, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate has been trying to achieve the recognition and to consolidate the Ukrainian believers. Finally, in September the Convocation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople gave the hope for soon resolution of this issue. During the meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch ...

OSCE MEETING IN WARSAW ADDRESSES THE CAPTURE OF UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES

From September 21 to October 2, 2015, the OSCE held the Human Dimension Implementation meeting in Warsaw, Poland. It addressed in particular the realization of human rights in various spheres. The working meeting on September 30 addressed the problems of tolerance and non-discrimination, struggle with racism, xenophobia, including intolerance and discrimination against Christians and people of ...

METROPOLITAN SERGIUS OF TERNOPIL: “SORROWS AND PERSECUTIONS LEAD US TO GOD”

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Pravoslavie.ru - March 2015 What is essential to remember for a Christian who is being persecuted? Metropolitan Sergius of Ternopil and Kremenets (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has been under particular pressure from the Uniates and the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate”) has answered the questions of the Pravlife.org portal. “Sorrows and persecutions drive us to turn to God. It seems, ...

Orthodox church vandalized in west Ukraine

Orthodox church vandalized in west Ukraine

Moscow, February 12, Interfax - An act of vandalism has been committed on the grounds of the St. John Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP UOC) in the village of Demidovka, Rovno region, in western Ukraine. The vandals damaged a section of the church fence with a brick, broke the gate lock and ...

Patriarch Kirill concerned about Donbass blockade, attempts to take over churches in other regions of Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill concerned about Donbass blockade, attempts to take over churches in other regions of Ukraine

Moscow, December 3, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about the situation of parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in eastern Ukraine. “The Ukrainian administration has fully blocked off this region, creating the preconditions for an economic blockade. All Ukrainian banks have closed, people have no ...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church ready for dialogue with Kiev Patriarchate & Ukrainian Autocephalous Church

Ukrainian Orthodox Church ready for dialogue with “Kiev Patriarchate”, Autocephalous Church

Kiev, August 15, Interfax - The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has announced its readiness to engage in dialogue with self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. “Our Church is open to a sincere and constructive dialogue with representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous ...

Simferopol diocese denies forcibly claiming property of “Kiev Patriarchate”

March 2014 The press service of the Diocese of Simferopol and Crimea have officially denied allegations currently being spread in the press that clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate, along with armed individuals, is claiming church property of the so-called "Kiev Patriarchate" in the village of Perevalnoye, Simferopol district, Crimea. The Moscow Patriarchate diocese declares that this ...

Kiev Patriarchate, UAOC Dialogue Committee Meets

28/10/2011 The dialogue committee of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) has met at St. Michael's Golden-domed Monastery in Kiev to discuss the reasons for the schism between the Kiev Patriarchate and the UAOC. Three hierarchs of the Kiev Patriarchate and five hierarchs of the UAOC participated in the meeting, ...

Ukrainian leaders accused of ‘lobbying’ Moscow Patriarchate’s Interests

Kiev, February 15, Interfax - The Our Ukraine Party has demanded that the country's supreme leadership "stop meddling" in the affairs of the Orthodox Church. "We are condemning the encroachment on the statutory rights of the believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, multiple instances of violent and deceitful seizure of this religion's ...

“Kiev Patriarchate” can be used for money laundering – head of UOC press Service

Moscow, August 17, Interfax – Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church press service Vasily Anisimov told about machinations of Filaret Denisenko, head of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate. "It’s quite possible they traffic funds through his office for money laundering... He’s a convenient blind for various frauds," Anisimov said in his interview posted on Tuesday by the ...

“Kiev Patriarchate” denies return to Russian Orthodox Church

Kiev, July 28, Interfax - The self-proclaimed "Kiev Patriarchate" has rejected a call by the Moscow Patriarchate to repent and return to the Russian Orthodox Church. "By considering the Kiev Patriarchate to be a schism, the leaders of the Russian Church are manipulating the minds of believers by misleading them and the entire public. There is ...