Council of Hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service- 23/6/19 The Phanar masterminded the conflict in the newly-established Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The US Department of State and the incumbent Government of Greece have pressured the Greek Church to 'speed up' the recognition of the new Metropolitan of Kyiv. Greek analyst Michalis Papadopoulos states that an ...

Russian Archpriest: the US behind the Recognition of Schismatics in Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk - Contributor - OCP News Service - 9/5/19 In March 2019, the Russian Orthodox site Radonezh published an article by Archpriest Andrei Novikov (also available in Greek). The clergyman commented on the letter of four Athonite monasteries – the Great Lavra, Iveron, Koutloumousiou, and New Esphigmenou, dated late February 2019. The four representatives of the monasteries, ...

The Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Church Crisis in Ukraine

Church of Serbia - 18/3/19 The Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Church Crisis in Ukraine Last November the Serbian Orthodox Church was the first among the autocephalous churches to officially react at the highest level, (i.e. the Holy Assembly of Bishops) to the intentions of His Holiness the Patriarch of Constantinople who, according to ...

Tactics of double standards: how USA interferes in life of Orthodox Church

Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine, US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette

Union of Orthodox Journalists - 11/3/19 What is behind the concern of US officials about the rights of the Orthodox? At the Athens conference on disinformation and news manipulation held on March 5, the ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine and now the Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette made a strong statement about Russia’s efforts to undermine the authority ...

Serbian Orthodox Church formulates its Official Position on Ecclesiastical situation in Ukraine

Moscow Patriarchate - March 2019 The Press and Mass Information Bureau of the Serbian Orthodox Church spread a statement emphasizing, in particular, that the only Church known to and recognized by the Serbian Patriarchate in Ukraine is the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church led by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine. The document characterizes ...

Patriarch Irinej Slams Corrupt Politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, & Constantinople Patriarchate for Causing Schism in Ukraine

OCP News Service - 4/1/19 Belgrade -Serbia- His Holiness Irinej - Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch has slammed corrupt politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, and Constantinople Patriarchate for causing a schism in Ukraine. The Primate of the Serbian Church made his statement during the delivery of annual Nativity message. Video Source: Source: OCP News Service

“IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO STOP” A Sorrowful Reply to Patriarch Bartholomew Concerning His Anti-Canonical Actions in Ukraine

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Orthochristian.com - 3/1/18 In reply to a letter of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he informed of the “reinstatement” of the Ukrainian schismatics in their “rank,” of the “annulment” of the document which is three hundred years old and indicates the transfer of the Kievan Metropolia to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill send letters to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches concerning “unification” pseudo-council held in Kiev

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  DECR Communication Service - 29/12/18 A deep wound has been inflicted on the canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine and worldwide, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia wrote in the letters addressed to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches. The messages were sent to His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, His Beatitude Patriarch ...

Metropolitan Epifaniy – Newly Elected Primate of the Newly Constituted National Orthodox Church of Ukraine

OCP News Service - 16/12/18 Kiev- Ukraine: The Unification council held on 15/12/18 at the St. Sophia Cathedral (Kiev) elected Metropolitan Epiphany as the new Primate of the newly established 'Ukrainian Orthodox Church'.  Epiphany (Serhiy Dumenko) is the Metropolitan of Pereiaslav and Bila Tserkvaof of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate. He is the rector of the Kyiv ...

Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Church Crisis in Ukraine After the Newest Decisions by the Patriarchate of Constantinople

Church of Serbia - 22/11/18 The two-day meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (November 6-7, 2018) was dedicated to three topics - the state in Kosovo and Metohija, the improvement of education in the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Church crisis in Ukraine after the recent decisions of the Patriarchate of ...

President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service- 5/11/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC Istanbul-Turkey: On 3rd November 2018, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Agreement “On Cooperation and Interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople”. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC The agreement is signed as a ...

How Constantinople ‘Changed’ the Orthodox Christian World

Miodrag Lazarevic - OpEd - 31/10/18 It is going to be a month since the Ecumenical Patriarchate reinstated the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), thereby heading towards ‘the granting’ of the Tomos of Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This decision has already resulted in large-scale ...

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 Bishop Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, caretaker of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign.” -Your Grace, you were appointed caretaker ...

The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - 11/10/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate has announced the following on the canonical situation in Ukraine: The Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to proceed with the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly to form a 'National Ukrainian Orthodox Church'. To reestablish (at this moment) the 'Stavropegion'  of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev—one of its many 'Starvorpegion' ...

BULGARIAN CHURCH CREATES COMMISSION TO STUDY UKRAINIAN QUESTION

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Orthochristian.com - 08/10/18 Meeting in a regular session yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided to create a special Synodal commission to study the crisis situation in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia recently wrote to all the primates of the world’s 15 Local Orthodox Churches to inform them about the ongoing ...

Ecumenical Patriarchate Appoint Legates to Ukraine

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OCP News Service - 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 (United ...

The Serbian Patriarch received the President of Ukraine

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, have been ...

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

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 of ...

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

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, in ...

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

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 state-sponsored ...

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

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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 Beatitude in ...