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On the brink of another Great Schism

May 19, 2018 Featured
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Miodrag Lazarevic , Serbia – 19/5/17 In 1054 occurred the event which literally divided the world into Before and After. The Great Schism resulted in the separation of the Christianity into Roman Catholic Church with its center in Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Constantinople. The split that still finds no resolution is […]

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CHAPEL CONSECRATED ON SITE OF SECRET EXECUTION OF MONKS IN NORTHEASTERN UKRAINE

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/5/18 On the feast of Mid-Pentecost on Wednesday, His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Konotop and Glukhov celebrated the consecration of a chapel and a well in the Sumy Region in northeastern Ukraine, on the site of the execution of several monks in 1922, reports the Konotop-Glukhov Diocese. The site is popularly known as “Popovsky,” from […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch faces a hard choice over Ukraine

May 3, 2018 Featured
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Government and Politics ( Boiko Hristov) – 3/5/18 His All-Holiness Bartholomew is rightly believed to be the guardian of the Orthodox Christian unity who puts efforts to restore a canonical administrative order in European and American Orthodox Christian Diasporas by establishing bishopric Conferences under the presidency of Ecumenical Patriarchate’s hierarchs. Patriarch Bartholomew has also stepped […]

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Statement of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Support of the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

April 29, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 29/4/18 We, the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who carry out our ministry in North America, Europe and Australia, behold with pained soul that in the sacred territory of […]

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Constantinople coming to Ukraine: Is the game worth the candle?

April 25, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 25/4/18 Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine Recently, the opening of the Constantinople Patriarchate’s metochions in Ukrainian cities Kyiv and Lviv has become quite a hot topic. Not long ago, Director of the Department for Religious Affairs and […]

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Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine

April 24, 2018 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – 24/4/18 Communique of the Holy and Sacred Synod The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items on the agenda were reviewed and discussed and the […]

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KIEV REPRESENTATIVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN TURKEY TO HAND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH APPEAL FOR AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH

April 22, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 22/4/18 POROSHENKO TO FORMALLY PETITION CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH, WITH UNITED SUPPORT OF TWO SCHISMATIC BODIES The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Rostislav Pavlenko has arrived in Turkey to personally hand President Petro Poroshenko’s appeal for a single, autocephalous Church in Ukraine to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, just […]

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Constantinople to Trench on Russian Orthodox Church’s Canonical Territory

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 A brief glance on the religious conflict in Ukraine – the Patriarchate of Constantinople seems to be up to make things even more complicated. Recently, Ukrainian media have learned from unofficial sources that at the next meeting of its Holy Synod, which is scheduled […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO THANKS MET. ONUPHRY FOR HELP IN RELEASING CAPTIVES

January 24, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/1/18 His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday at the presidential administrative offices. The meeting was also attended by the Presidential Representative to the Trilateral Contact Group Irinia Gerascheno. The topic of the meeting was the process […]

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Orthodox Christian Monks chant Christmas Carols

December 23, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 Orthodox Christian Monks of the Svetogorskaya Monastery in Ukraine chant Christmas Carols. Filmed by Svetogorsk Lavra. Source:

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church

December 1, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 12/1/17 Moscow-Russia: The Primate of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) –UOC -KP calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Filaret send a letter to Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Bishops Council. The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian […]

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Uniates and Roman Catholics bring Liturgical Abuse and Sacrilege to Ukraine

November 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 11/11/17 Video by UOJ I Union of Orthodox Journalists. Further Rome’s errors of Vatican II enter Ukraine via Roman-Catholic church and Uniates, “Byzantine Christians” in communion with Rome. Source:

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Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

October 31, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the […]

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Ukrainian Greek Catholics Publish Anti-Christian Hit List

October 30, 2017 Featured
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RF Staff – 30/10/17 The Neo-Nazi Greek Catholics “Uniates” in Ukraine have published a list of church buildings belonging to other Churches which must be “returned” to them. The Main Stream Media never covers the Neo-Nazi infestation plaguing post-Maidan Ukraine. A fact westerners are unaware of, is how prevalent the Neo-Nazi ideology is amongst western Uniates […]

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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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