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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW TELLS UKRAINIAN PM THAT CONSTANTINOPLE WILL HELP BUILD SINGLE CHURCH IN UKRAINE

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 “We pray that the Ukrainian people would be united in one Church. The Mother Church of Constantinople will help you find such a united Church,” His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew told Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting in the offices of the patriarchate in Constantinople on March 15. The Prime […]

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SCHISMATIC PRIESTS INVADE KIEV CAVES CHURCH

March 14, 2017 News
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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 […]

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International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

March 11, 2017 News

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 […]

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IMAGE OF THEOTOKOS APPEARS ON WALL IN KAMENSK CHURCH

March 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/3/17 An image of the Mother of God has appeared on a wall inside the Ukrainian Orthodox church of the Right-Believing Grand Prince Igor of Chernigov and Kiev in Kamensk, Ukraine. The image was discovered during the parish’ feast day and was nearly washed off by a woman helping with the annual cleaning […]

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UAOC PROPOSES TO CELEBRATE ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF REBIRTH AT STATE LEVEL

March 4, 2017 News
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RISU – March 2017 Chairman of Spiritual Education Commission of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Victor (Bed) appealed to the state leadership with a proposal to mark the 100th anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Keuapc.org reports. 2017 marks 100 years since the beginning of the rise of the church-national […]

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

March 2, 2017 News
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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, […]

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DIOCESE OF SUMY, UKRAINE TO HOLD LENTEN FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/2/17 On February 27, in all the temples of the Sumy Diocese in northeastern Ukraine will begin the seventh annual “Bright Deeds for the Bright Day” Lenten charity fundraiser. Over the past six years the campaign has raised more than 2.5 million hryvnia (about $93,000) for the treatment of children with cancer, reports […]

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MACEDONIA WANTS TO GIVE MONUMENT OF ST. CLEMENT OF OCHRID TO KIEV CAVES LAVRA

February 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/2/17 Macedonia has expressed the desire to give a monument to the Slavic writer, hierarch, and saint, Clement of Ochrid to Ukraine, possibly to the Holy Dormition Kiev Caves Lavra. This was announced after a meeting of Ukrainian Minister of Culture Eugene Nischuk and Macedonian ambassador Stole Zmejkoski, reports 2000.ua. “During the meeting […]

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MIRACULOUS ICON OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST STOLEN FROM LYADOVA MONASTERY

February 9, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 9/2/17 An ancient miraculous icon of St. John the Baptist was stolen from the cliff monastery of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist in Lyadova, Ukraine, 225 miles southwest of Kiev. The Union of Orthodox Journalists reports that on the night of February 6 to 7 intruders broke down the door to the […]

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WEDGE BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND UKRAINIANS IS DEVIL’S WORK—PATRIARCH KIRILL

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 29/1/17 In a speech to the Russian State Duma on Thursday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill spoke of the lamentable state of relations between Russians and Ukrainians, calling those technologies and tools aimed at separating them “the devil’s art.” Rather than drifting further apart in animosity, the primate called upon both groups to preserve […]

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HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN ONUFRY OF KIEV: “AN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CANNOT BE A PESSIMIST

January 6, 2017 Featured News
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Pravlife.org – Pravoslavie.ru – 6/1/17 In his interview with the Segodnya Ukrainian newspaper the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate looks back on 2016. He speaks about proper prayer, how to avoid hatred, intrigues in the Church, expectations for the future, and his wishes for 2017. —Your Beatitude, what does the past […]

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A Visit of Love: 2016 Winter Mission Team to Znamianka Orphanage Returns from Ukraine

January 3, 2017 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – January 2017 Every year around the celebration of the feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offer a special seasonal gift to those for whom the Lord Himself directed to care and pray. Fulfilling the mandate of Christ and with […]

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ANTIOCHIAN BISHOP: WE SUPPORT THE CANONICAL CHURCH IN UKRAINE AND PRAY THAT PHILARET WOULD COME TO REASON

December 31, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 31/12/16 We support the canonical Church in Ukraine and pray that Philaret would come to his senses and return to its womb, says Bishop Qais (Sadiq) of Erzurum, vicar to Antiochian Patriarch John X, in an interview with the Synodal Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. On the question of what role the […]

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UKRAINIAN SERVICEMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON IN DONBASS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL’S MEDIATION

December 19, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/12/16 A Ukrainian serviceman, Taras Kolodiy, who had been kept prisoner in Donbass for two years, was released on Sunday through the mediation of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarchate’s press service said. “On December 18, Ukrainian serviceman Taras Kolodiy, who had been taken prisoner during combat operations, was released […]

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The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 15/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE #Please note that this article contains independent personal reflections and suggestions of the author. “The unity of the Orthodox, those confessing faith in the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church,” is precious and we must not allow lesser differences […]

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UKRAINE ASKS DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES TO RECOGNIZE HOLODOMOR AS GENOCIDE

December 9, 2016 News

Pravoslavie.ru – 9/12/16 The Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) has appealed to democratic countries with a request to recognize the Holodomor [a man-made mass famine—O.C.] of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The relevant document at the second reading and at the plenary meeting in general was endorsed Wednesday by 233 […]

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Patriarch Kirill, Hollande Discussed Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria

December 6, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 6/12/16 According to reports, Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois […]

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PATRIARCH THEODOROS II: NO PLACE FOR POLITICS IN CHURCH MATTERS

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/3/16 Politicians should not interfere in Church matters, and it’s necessary to observe the principle of the indivisibility of the Church, declared Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa in an interview with RIA-Novosti, commenting on the situation with the efforts to create an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. “I know Ukraine […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW HOPES TO VISIT UKRAINE SOON

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RISU.org – 22/11/16 On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports. At the meeting, on behalf of Parliament the Speaker welcomed Patriarch Bartholomew on the 25th anniversary of his […]

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UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TELLS ABOUT 1,000-YEAR CONNECTION BETWEEN ATHOS AND UKRAINE IN NINE EUROPEAN CITIES

November 20, 2016 News

Union of Orthodox Journalists – November 2016 The Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the International Institute of the Athonite Legacy in Ukraine will present a large-scale spiritual-educational project dedicated to the 1,000-year legacy of Holy Mount Athos in nine European cities over the course of a month (November-December), as reports the Information-Education Department of the UOC. A […]

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NEW RELIGIOUS COUNCIL TO BE LAUNCHED IN UKRAINE

November 12, 2016 News
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Risu.org.ua – November 2016 At the.initiative of a number of religious organizations that are not members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) a working group has been established to prepare a constituent assembly of All-Ukrainian Religious Council (AURR). The format of the new Council provides for greater involvement of all registered religious […]

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