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MISSING UKRAINIAN NUN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND

October 7, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/10/17 The missing nun of Holy Trinity Convent in Korets, Ukraine has been safely found, reports the Rivne Post. As previously reported, Nun Svetlana Vasilievna (Grigorchuk) left her monastery in Korets on Monday, traveling 40 miles to Rivne for a dental appointment. The abbess and sisters of her monastery became worried when she did not answer […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Sends Letter to Tillerson Over Religious Freedom Report

October 1, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 1/10/17 The Russian Orthodox Church sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with its arguments against the recent report on alleged discrimination of religious minorities in Russia. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow Patriarchate has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the regard to the recently published report of the State Department suggesting that religious minorities […]

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Orthodox Christian Chant – In the Dark Night

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – September 2017 Orthodox Christian Chant “In the Dark Night” about the Birth of Lord Jesus Christ, by the Monks of Sviatohirsk Lavra in Ukraine. Source:

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POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

September 10, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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MORE THAN 20,000 PROCESS 130 MILES TO POCHAEV DORMITION LAVRA

August 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/8/17 Thousands of Orthodox faithful have completed one of the largest and most ancient cross processions in Ukraine in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. The participants arrived to the territory of the Pochaev Dormition Lavra on Friday, August 25, having begun in Kamenets-Podolsky in southwestern Ukraine on August 19, reports […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO SIGNS DECREE ON CELEBRATION OF 1030TH ANNIVERSARY OF BAPTISM OF RUS’

August 12, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has signed a decree on preparations for the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’, the text of which has been published on the president’s website. The celebration will take place in 2018. The text of the decree reads: For the purpose of preparing the celebration of […]

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HIERARCHS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CANONICAL UKRAINIAN CHURCH

July 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2017 A press briefing was held on July 23 before the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra with several representatives of various Local Orthodox Churches, who had arrived to honor the memory of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Rus’, in which the bishops spoke out […]

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MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukrainian Journalists

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – July 2017 MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukrainian Journalists (Venerable Patriarchal Church of Saint George, July 2, 2017) It is our joy today to address the Ukrainian people through the Ukrainian media. The journalistic profession has a significant function today, in a world of instant communication. The role […]

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“UKRAINIAN PATRIARCHATE” IS A SCHISMATIC STRUCTURE—MET. HILARION

June 28, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/6/17 Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) spoke about the Church situation in Ukraine and the raiding activities of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” in a recent interview with the Russian BBC, posted on the site of the DECR. “We never speak about relations ‘between the two patriarchates,’ because […]

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Metropolitan Antony Meets With the President of Ukraine

June 22, 2017 News
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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA  – June 2017 President in the meeting with the Ukrainian community: Everything that is happening in Ukraine now is in the heart of the Diaspora Митрополит Антоній зустрівся з Президентом України Все, що відбувається зараз в Україні, є в серці діаспори – Президент України на зустрічі з українською […]

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CANONICAL UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS MOST INFLUENTIAL IN UKRAINE ACCORDING TO MINISTRY OF CULTURE

June 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/6/17 A third of all clergy, two thirds of all Orthodox parishes, three quarters of all seminary students, and nearly all Orthodox monasticism belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), the only canonical Church in Ukraine, reports the Information-Education Department of the UOC-MP. The Ministry of Culture’s current report […]

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WITHERED LILIES BLOOM NEAR A WONDERWORKING ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

June 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/6/17 By the feast of Pentecost withered lilies began to blossom at an Orthodox church in the Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region, reports the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper in Ukraine. This miracle has been observed already for the sixth year. It first occurred six years ago at a church of the Krasnogorsky (“of red hill”) Monastery […]

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JERUSALEM PATRIARCH CALLS ALL TO UNITY, CONDEMNS SCHISM IN UKRAINE

June 8, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/6/17 Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem spoke on Pentecost Sunday at the patronal feast of the main church of the Moscow Patriarch in the Holy Land, the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Jerusalem, reports the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Moscow Patriarchate) in Jerusalem. Condemning the continual attempts by the schismatic and non-canonical […]

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PRIEST AWARDED FOR DEFENDING MIRACULOUS ICON FROM VANDALS DURING ALL-UKRAINE PROCESSION

June 4, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2017 A priest was awarded on Tuesday by the brotherhood of the Svyatogorsk Lavra for his role in protecting the miraculous Svyatogorsk Icon of the Mother of God during last summer’s All-Ukrainian cross procession, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Archpriest Sergei Taran’s recognition came during the presentation of a […]

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SERBIAN HOLY SYNOD CANONIZES SEVERAL NEW SAINTS, EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SUFFERING UKRAINIAN CHURCH AT LATEST SESSION

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/5/17 The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church recently finished a session at the Patriarchate of Peć and Belgrade, held on May 14 to 24 under the chairmanship of Patriarch Irinej. The bishops discussed many issues concerning, first of all, the Church’s mission in modern society, and the problems of the spiritual […]

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HEADS OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES SPEAK OUT AGAINST UKRAINIAN ANTI-ORTHODOX DRAFT LAWS

May 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2017 A number of hierarchs throughout the world have expressed their opposition to the two bills recently proposed in Ukraine, that would significantly hinder, if not forbid, the activity of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Among the vocal hierarchs have been several primates of Local Churches, as well […]

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ALBAZIN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD MIRACULOUSLY SAVES WOMAN FROM DEADLY DISEASE

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/5/17 The website of the Blagoveschensk Diocese, in far Eastern Russia, has published a new story of a miracle that occurred through the Albazin Mother of God Icon. In the story, Irina K. tells about how the icon helped heal her mother who was in the intensive care unit. Irina writes that she […]

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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ANNOUNCES IT WILL NOT CONSIDER ANTI-ORTHODOX BILLS AS THOUSANDS PROTEST OUTSIDE

May 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/5/17 The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada announced that it will not consider draft bills Nos. 4128 and 4511 on Thursday as originally planned, reports RIA-Novosti. More than 300,000 Ukrainians throughout the country signed petitions against the bills, which threaten to forbid and seize the churches of the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, as […]

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Russian church leader asks UN, Pope to intervene with Kiev over ‘discriminatory’ religious laws

May 18, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 18/5/17 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has appealed to a number of international religious and political leaders, asking them to not let Kiev enforce its recent initiative that might see Orthodox religious communities diminished in Ukraine. The pieces of legislation, which the Ukrainian parliament is set to vote on […]

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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT TO CONSIDER BILLS THAT WOULD BAN CANONICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH

May 16, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/5/17 The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider two draft laws on the status of religious organizations on May 18, one of which would effectively prohibit the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the second of which would legalize the seizure of churches, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to Strana.ua. The first bill, […]

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UKRAINIAN NATIONALISTS SEEK TO FORCIBLY RENAME UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/4/17 Leader of the nationalist “Freedom” association Oleg Tyagnibok intends to have the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) renamed to the “Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” thereby expanding the influence of the self-proclaimed “Kiev Patriarchate” (“KP”), reports RIA-Novosti. The UOC-MP is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, recognized by and in […]

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