Why did the Ecumenical Patriarchate Grant the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ in a Hasty Manner?

Tamar Lomidze - OCP News Service - 11/2/19 In late January 2019, a Virtual Town Hall was organized on the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ by the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle – a society that defends the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is linked to the Greek Archdiocese of America. The speakers included Metropolitan Emmanuel of France ...

For whose benefit might a Metochion of Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine be established?

Nadia Bazuk - OCP News Service - Independent Article - 6/2/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople could, in the near future, open a metochion in Kyiv and perhaps in Lviv as well. The Ukrainian agency Union of Orthodox Journalists has learned of the alleged plans from unofficial sources, and reports that the decision could be made at one of the ...

FAITHFUL IN KOLOMIYA – UKRAINE PRAY OUTSIDE CHURCH DESPITE UNIATE THREATS

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Orthochristian.com - 8/11/17 Despite insults, threats, and even the use of physical force against them, the Orthodox faithful of the Holy Annunciation Church in Kolomiya, Ukraine, in the Transkarpatya region, are holding an ongoing prayer vigil outside the walls of their church, reports the Ivano-Frankivsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Holy Annunciation Church has been the subject of ...

International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

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 and support ...

MIRACULOUS ICON OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST STOLEN FROM LYADOVA MONASTERY

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 Church of ...

HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN ONUFRY OF KIEV: “AN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CANNOT BE A PESSIMIST

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 year 2016 ...

Ukraine Hasn’t Asked its Orthodox Church to Split from Moscow – Archbishop

www.sputniknews.com - 19/6/16 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has not yet received a request from Ukraine’s parliament to grant the local branch of the Orthodox Church formal independence from Moscow, the Patriarchate’s representative told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has reportedly asked the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church to make the Ukrainian Church independent from Moscow's Patriarch ...

THE CURIOUS COUNCIL

Archpriest Andrew Phillips - 14/12/15- Orthodox England The Inter-Orthodox Council, with a token number of bishops from each of the fourteen Local Churches and supposed to take place in May 2016 to discuss administrative issues, is looking increasingly troubled. First, there is the schism between the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Antioch. Then there were rumours after contacts with ...

Ukrainian Church repeats Moscow patriarch will not attend Christianization of Russia events

  July 2014 Kiev, July 15, Interfax - The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has reiterated that Patriarch Kirill is not planned to take part in celebrations in Ukraine of this year's anniversary of the Christianization of Russia. “No visits of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Kiev or any other diocese ...

Ukrainian Church Initiates All-Ukrainian Children’s Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

January 27, 2014. PRAVMIR. The All-Ukrainian children’s prayer for peace in Ukraine has been started in all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). This was stated by Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich), Executive Secretary of the UOC, during the first children’s prayer for peace in Ukraine, which was held in the Kiev-Caves Lavra before the sacred items from Mount Athos, ...

Upcoming Lenten worship services to be performed by the Vicar Bishops of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC in the churches and monasteries in Kyiv and Kyiv province

28/2/2012 Ukrainian Church Schedule of worship services by Metropolitan Pavlo of Vyshgorod and Chornobyl on the 1st Week of Lent: Reading of the Great Canon of St.Andrew of Crete: - Monday, February 27 - the Church of the Venerable Anthony and Theodosius of the Kyiv Caves in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. - Tuesday, February 28 - Holy Protection Convent in Kyiv; - ...

KYIV. All-Ukraine Conference on pilgrimage started its work at Kyiv-Caves Monastery

Ukrainian Church On January 24 at the conference hall of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the All-Ukraine Conference on pilgrimage started its work. Organizer is the pilgrimage center in the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A solemn prayer service on the opening of the Conference at the Church of Exaltation of ...

The Ukrainian Church Primate’s secretary manipulates him, the Orthodox activist says

Moscow, January 26, Interfax - Metropolitan Vladimir's of Kiev and Ukraine secretary Archbishop Alexander uses his illness in his own interests, head of the Ukrainian Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods Valentin Lukiyanik believes. "His Beatitude, in fact, is the subject of Archbishop Alexander's manipulations. The sick person is used for someone's purposes and the only purpose is ...

Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Protection Convent of Kyiv

Ukrainian Church On December 8, the Sunday after the Nativity and the feast of the Holy Virgin, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral church of the Holy Protection Convent of Kyiv. Concelebrating to His Beatitude was Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy and Vyshneve and clergymen of the ...

Consecration of the city cathedral in the name of Cyril and Methodius was held

Ukrainian Church On 26 November the rite of consecration of the Cathedral of Khust in the name of Cyril and Methodius was held. Consecration of the Cathedral and Divine Liturgy were led by a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the UOC Metropolitan Onuphrius Chernovtsy and Bukovina, in concelebration of Metropolitan Pytyrym of Mykolayiv and Voznesensk, ...

On November 20 Metropolitan Volodymyr received the Holy Communion and thanked everyone for Prayers

Ukrainian Church On Sunday, November 20, Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy and Vyshneve celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of All Saints at the construction site of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Kyiv. Concelebrating to the Bishop were the clergymen of the church of All Saints. During the Liturgy the specific request for the health of His ...

Facsimile edition of the Gospel of Lutsk Presented

Ukrainian Church On October 21, at the UNIAN news agency a facsimile edition of a unique manuscript of the mid XIV century the Lutsk Gospel was presented. Re-print edition of one of the oldest landmarks of Ukrainian writing was performed by the DioceseVolyn of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The project is dedicated to celebrating the 925th ...

Superior of the Holy Trinity St Jonah Monastery of Kyiv became Bishop of Obukhiv

Bishop Jonah of Obukhiv

Ukrainian Church On September 10, the commemoration of the Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv-Caves resting in the Far Caves, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Refectory Church of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Concelebrating to him was His Eminence Metropolitan Onuphrius of Chernivtsy and Bukovina, the archbishops: His ...

Online library of the Kyiv Theological Schools presented at the Kyiv Theological Academy

Ukrainian Church On September 1, at the Church-archaeological study of the Kyiv Theological Academy, with the blessing of the Rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary, Archbishop Anthony of Boryspil the presentation of the online library of the Kyiv Theological Schools "Kiev Knyzhestvo" was held, which from now on will be ...

Bishops Consecrated in Ukrainian Church

Archimandrite Mykolai (Kapustin) was consecrated as bishop of Kremenchuk and Lubny On June 19, the Day of All Saints, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine presided over the Divine Liturgy in the square near the Church of All Saints in the construction site of the Resurrection Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox ...

The fourteenth issue of the Works of Kyiv Theological Academy Published

Ukrainian Church The material in the journal was divided into permanent sections: Bibleistics, Theology, History of the Kyiv Theological Academy, Philosophy, History of the Church, Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, Theological Education, Pedagogy, Church and Society, Bibliography. Outside sections the 14th issue of the Works of Kyiv Theological Academy placed materials of the II Student Conference, ...