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Ecumenical Patriarchate Appoint Legates to Ukraine

September 8, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Servcie – 8/9/18 Constantinople: It was announced by the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that as part of the preparation of granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has appointed legates as its Exarchs in Kiev –  Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon […]

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The Serbian Patriarch received the President of Ukraine

July 6, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 6/7/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in   His Excellency Peter Poroshenko, President of Ukraiine, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 3 July 2018. The President of Ukraine thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception, during which they talked about various challenges that the two brotherly peoples, Serbians and Ukrainians, […]

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“OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BRING THE NATIONS BACK TO THE TRUTH AND CANONICITY OF THE CHURCH”—ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

June 17, 2018 Featured

Constantinople: Speaking at the St. George Cathedral in Constantinople on Monday, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed the ongoing issues surrounding the schismatic Ukrainian and Macedonian churches, stating that it is the role of his office to bring those nations back to canonical communion in the Church, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. “The existence […]

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The History of the Polish Orthodox Church to Repeat in Ukraine?

June 15, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic  (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service -15/6/18 The autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church seems to be closer and closer, and for some this will be a victory; recognition of independence and a great advantage on the eve of the upcoming presidential elections. However, almost a century ago, […]

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Ukrainian Autocephaly – A step to Canonical Unity or a False Union with Rome?

June 5, 2018 Featured

Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – 30/5/18 Bishop Symeon Lukach was canonized by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as Hieromartyr for not betraying his Church under Communist repressions between the late 1940s – early 1960s. However, the Head of the UGCC, Sviatoslav Shevchuk seems to be fine if Orthodox Ukrainians will leave their Church for Unia as a result of the […]

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STATE NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF CHURCH MATTERS—MET. ROSTISLAV OF CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA

June 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/6/18 The participation of state officials in Church matters is unacceptable, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia said during a recent meeting with two former presidents of Ukraine, reports the Diocese of Prešov of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church. President Leonid Kravchuk (1991-1994) and President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) met with His […]

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ADDRESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO THE FAITHFUL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING A TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

May 30, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 30/5/18 At its session on May 25 at the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an address to the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity regarding the initiative for “providing a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of […]

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On the brink of another Great Schism

May 19, 2018 Featured

Miodrag Lazarevic , Serbia – 19/5/17 In 1054 occurred the event which literally divided the world into Before and After. The Great Schism resulted in the separation of the Christianity into Roman Catholic Church with its center in Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Constantinople. The split that still finds no resolution is […]

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CHAPEL CONSECRATED ON SITE OF SECRET EXECUTION OF MONKS IN NORTHEASTERN UKRAINE

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/5/18 On the feast of Mid-Pentecost on Wednesday, His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Konotop and Glukhov celebrated the consecration of a chapel and a well in the Sumy Region in northeastern Ukraine, on the site of the execution of several monks in 1922, reports the Konotop-Glukhov Diocese. The site is popularly known as “Popovsky,” from […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch faces a hard choice over Ukraine

May 3, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Statement of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Support of the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

April 29, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 29/4/18 We, the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who carry out our ministry in North America, Europe and Australia, behold with pained soul that in the sacred territory of […]

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

April 25, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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

April 24, 2018 Featured
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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 […]

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KIEV REPRESENTATIVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN TURKEY TO HAND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH APPEAL FOR AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH

April 22, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 22/4/18 POROSHENKO TO FORMALLY PETITION CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH, WITH UNITED SUPPORT OF TWO SCHISMATIC BODIES The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Rostislav Pavlenko has arrived in Turkey to personally hand President Petro Poroshenko’s appeal for a single, autocephalous Church in Ukraine to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, just […]

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Constantinople to Trench on Russian Orthodox Church’s Canonical Territory

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 A brief glance on the religious conflict in Ukraine – the Patriarchate of Constantinople seems to be up to make things even more complicated. Recently, Ukrainian media have learned from unofficial sources that at the next meeting of its Holy Synod, which is scheduled […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO THANKS MET. ONUPHRY FOR HELP IN RELEASING CAPTIVES

January 24, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/1/18 His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday at the presidential administrative offices. The meeting was also attended by the Presidential Representative to the Trilateral Contact Group Irinia Gerascheno. The topic of the meeting was the process […]

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Orthodox Christian Monks chant Christmas Carols

December 23, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 Orthodox Christian Monks of the Svetogorskaya Monastery in Ukraine chant Christmas Carols. Filmed by Svetogorsk Lavra. Source:

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church

December 1, 2017 Featured

Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 12/1/17 Moscow-Russia: The Primate of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) –UOC -KP calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Filaret send a letter to Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Bishops Council. The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian […]

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Uniates and Roman Catholics bring Liturgical Abuse and Sacrilege to Ukraine

November 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 11/11/17 Video by UOJ I Union of Orthodox Journalists. Further Rome’s errors of Vatican II enter Ukraine via Roman-Catholic church and Uniates, “Byzantine Christians” in communion with Rome. Source:

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Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

October 31, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the […]

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