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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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Patriarch Kirill: Churches in Russia, UK served as bridge between our countries for centuries

October 17, 2016 Featured News
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, holds a service in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. © Sergey Pyatakov

RT.com – 17/10/16 The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has delivered a speech in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. READ MORE: Hundreds gather in London as […]

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A Response to Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s Article on ‘Orthodox Schism’ in Ukraine

October 7, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – OCP News Service – 7/10/16 On 12 September 2016, Catholic Herald published an article by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith titled ‘An Orthodox schism could be looming. But there might just be a Catholic solution’. Vatican & Uniate Reunion : Indian, Syriac Orthodox & Thozhiyoor Faithful Join Malankara Eastern Catholic Rite He speaks on […]

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THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 On the afternoon of Friday, the 17th/30th of September 2016, the Ukrainian President, Mr Petro Poroshenko, accompanied by his country’s delegation to the funeral of former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, visited the Patriarchate. His Excellency the Ukrainian President and his 25-member escort, including the Ukrainian Ambassador to Tel Aviv, […]

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HOLY PRINCE VLADIMIR LEADS IN VOTE FOR MOST OUTSTANDING UKRAINIAN POLITICAL FIGURE

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – September 2016 Ukrainian citizens are voting for the historical figure who made the greatest contribution to the formation of Ukraine as an independent state. The survey is being conducted online on the 112 Ukraine private TV channel, reports Varjag on LiveJournal. As of September 19 the Holy Prince Vladimir of Kiev, […]

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ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL CHURCH IS A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY, SPEAKER OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT TELLS MONKS FROM MOUNT ATHOS

September 20, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Ukraine’s Parliament and the secular government do not intend to interfere with or regulate religious life, but are the proponents of the unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This was announced on September 17, by Speaker Andreiy Parubiy during a meeting with a delegation of monks from a monastery of Mount Athos, […]

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KRAVCHUK AND YUSHCHENKO PRESENTED TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW 5000 SIGNATURES FOR GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Also Read: PRESIDENT THANKS PARLIAMENT FOR THEIR APPEAL TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I ON AUTOCEPHALY OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE Former Presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Victor Yushchenko were negotiating with the Ecumenical Patriarch on Ukrainian church issue, and the possible granting of autocephaly. Recently, Ukrainian media have reported that […]

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UAOC HIERARCH APPOINTED COUNSELLOR ON RELIGIOUS MATTERS FOR UKRAINE’S DEFENSE MINISTER

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – August 2016 Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Ihor Dolgov met on August 17 with the newly appointed counsellor to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense on religious matters (civic volunteer) a hierarch of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Volodymyr (Cherpak) of Vyshgorod and Podol. Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine for European Integration […]

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