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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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The Moscow Patriarchate Slams Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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July- August 2016 Also Read: Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=45656 Heretic Sermon of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky OCP Chancellor Slams Vatican Ecumenism & Uniate Movement STATEMENT BY THE DECR COMMUNICATION SERVICE On July 27, 2016, the All-Ukraine Procession with the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine, an event unprecedented in its […]

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CONSTANTINOPLE HIERARCH OUTLINES THE SCHEME WHEREBY AUTOCEPHALY CAN BE GRANTED TO UKRAINIAN CHURCH

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – August 2016 Also Read: Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=45656 Archbishop Job (Hetcha) of the Patriarchate of Constantinople believes that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church can be granted autocephaly on the same model, which was once applied for the Polish Orthodox Church. This hierarch said in an interview to RISU. “Constantinople has always […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO HELD MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – July 2016 ALSO READ: PATRIARCH FILARET: “THE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL EXIST IN UKRAINE, WE WILL PURSUE THIS GOAL TOGETHER WITH THE STATE” President of Ukraine had a meeting with Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Archbishop Job Getcha of Telmessos. The Head of State expressed gratitude for the attention of the Mother Church of […]

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Thousands join Kiev Holy Cross procession for peace despite threats & provocation attempts

July 28, 2016 Featured News
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www.RT.Com – 28/7/16 Thousands gathered for the Holy Cross procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev on Wednesday, amid heightened security. The organizers of the march said its aim was to bring reconciliation and an end to the civil war in eastern Ukraine. The procession symbolically began from two opposite corners of the country […]

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DELEGATION OF UOC MP VISITS HOLY KINOT AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS OF 1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MT. ATHOS (+PHOTOS)

July 27, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 On July 22 the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All the Ukraine together with the official delegation of UOC MP visited the Holy Kinot of Mt. Athos, reports a spokesman of the Afonit.infowebsite. The Protos of Mt. Athos Father Varnava welcomed the […]

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UOC MP SYNOD CALLS UPON THE FAITHFUL TO JOIN THE ALL-UKRAINIAN CROSS PROCESSION FOR PEACE

July 22, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/7/16 The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which met on July 20, 2016, at the Holy Dormition Kiev Caves Lavra under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All the Ukraine, expressed its gratitude to archpastors, clergy and laity of UOC MP who have taken […]

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO EXAMINE THE APPEAL OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ON GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – 21/7/16 The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the appeal of the Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) deputies on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports Interfax-Religion. The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has not turned down this appeal but, instead, has charged a special synodal commission with examining it, reports the Romfea […]

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THOUSANDS OF BELIEVERS JOIN THE ALL-UKRAINIAN CROSS PROCESSION AT POCHAEV LAVRA

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 In the morning of July 9 right after a prayer service at the Dormition Cathedral the all-Ukrainian procession of the cross started from the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, reports the information and education department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC MP). The procession of peace, love and prayer for the Ukraine is […]

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A PROCESSION OF PEACE, LOVE AND PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

June 30, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Address of Metropolitan Onuphry on the occasion of the All-Ukrainian cross procession Reverend archpastors and pastors, Pious monastics, dear brothers and sisters! There arise such moments in the life of every Christian when he must recall that he is not just a believer but part of the Orthodox Church—the Body of […]

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FIFTH NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST HELD IN KYIV

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – 2/6/16 Clergy, government officials and businessmen took part in the National Prayer Breakfast that was held today in Kyiv. The President noted that the prayer breakfast was a great opportunity for dialogue and mutual understanding. He stressed the importance of participation of national and foreign politicians, government officials, representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of […]

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