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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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RUSSIAN CHURCH CONCERNED ABOUT CONSTANTINOPLE MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN SCHISMATICS

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/4/17 The head of the Moscow Synodal Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed concern over the fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople receives representatives of schismatic Ukrainian church communities. “We fully respect the Ecumenical Patriarch, and do not consider it necessary to comment on what political actors […]

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EXPERT: CONSTANTINOPLE WILL NEVER GRANT UKRAINIAN AUTOCPHALY

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 2/4/17 The Ukrainians will never get what they are seeking from Constantinople, says Valery Alekseev, President of the international Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples (FUOP). Neither the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, nor any other, will receive autocephaly from the Ecumenical Patriarchate he believes, based on his contacts with the spiritual leaders of […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW TELLS UKRAINIAN PM THAT CONSTANTINOPLE WILL HELP BUILD SINGLE CHURCH IN UKRAINE

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 “We pray that the Ukrainian people would be united in one Church. The Mother Church of Constantinople will help you find such a united Church,” His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew told Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting in the offices of the patriarchate in Constantinople on March 15. The Prime […]

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SCHISMATIC PRIESTS INVADE KIEV CAVES CHURCH

March 14, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/3/17 During a recent visit to the Kiev Caves Lavra, Ukraine’s holiest site, Ukrainian nationalist-schismatics defiled the holy Dormition Cathedral with their illicit prayers. The group brought their own “Kiev Patriarchate” priests on an “exhibition” to the ancient monastery, and began serving a Moleben in the canonical church, reports EADaily. About 200 supposed […]

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International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

March 11, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 11/3/17 The statement of the Third International Conference of Orthodox Military Chaplains, held October 17-21, 2016 by the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish army in Warsaw, was published on March 8 on the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Relations with the Armed Forces. The statement expressed approval […]

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IMAGE OF THEOTOKOS APPEARS ON WALL IN KAMENSK CHURCH

March 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/3/17 An image of the Mother of God has appeared on a wall inside the Ukrainian Orthodox church of the Right-Believing Grand Prince Igor of Chernigov and Kiev in Kamensk, Ukraine. The image was discovered during the parish’ feast day and was nearly washed off by a woman helping with the annual cleaning […]

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UAOC PROPOSES TO CELEBRATE ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF REBIRTH AT STATE LEVEL

March 4, 2017 News
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RISU – March 2017 Chairman of Spiritual Education Commission of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Victor (Bed) appealed to the state leadership with a proposal to mark the 100th anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Keuapc.org reports. 2017 marks 100 years since the beginning of the rise of the church-national […]

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CANONICAL BELIEVERS IN TERNOPIL SPEND NIGHT IN CHURCH TO PREVENT SEIZURE BY SCHISMATICS

March 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/3/17 On the eve of Lent, when faithful Orthodox Christians were preparing to embark upon their journey of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving by beseeching and offering one another forgiveness, Ukrainian schismatics and their supporting right-wing radicals were busy trying to seize yet another parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, […]

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DIOCESE OF SUMY, UKRAINE TO HOLD LENTEN FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/2/17 On February 27, in all the temples of the Sumy Diocese in northeastern Ukraine will begin the seventh annual “Bright Deeds for the Bright Day” Lenten charity fundraiser. Over the past six years the campaign has raised more than 2.5 million hryvnia (about $93,000) for the treatment of children with cancer, reports […]

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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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