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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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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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FIFTY ATHONITE CELLS CEASE COMMEMORATION OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/4/17 According to the Greek site vimaorthodoxias.gr, more than fifty Athonite monastic kalyves and cells have ceased commemoration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, as reported by a monk of one of these cells. These small monastic dwellings have taken this step in response to the “ecumenical course” of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, […]

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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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200 NEW MONASTICS, 3 NEW MONASTERIES IN UOC IN 2016

January 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/1/17 During the final 2016 meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on December 29, chancellor Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary presented on the life of the Church over the last year, writes the Information Department of the Ukrainain Orthodox Church. According to the hierarch, three new monasteries were […]

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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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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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UKRAINIAN SERVICEMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON IN DONBASS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL’S MEDIATION

December 19, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/12/16 A Ukrainian serviceman, Taras Kolodiy, who had been kept prisoner in Donbass for two years, was released on Sunday through the mediation of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarchate’s press service said. “On December 18, Ukrainian serviceman Taras Kolodiy, who had been taken prisoner during combat operations, was released […]

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MONASTERY CATHEDRAL AND PREMISES RETURNED TO UKRAINIAN CHURCH IN ODESSA

December 10, 2016 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/12/16 Several structures of St. Elias Monastery in Odessa have been returned to the ownership of the Odessa diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The Odessa city council decided on December 7 to return to the diocese the Church of St. Elias and several non-residential buildings, following […]

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HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN ONUFRY CALLS UPON CHRISTIANS TO GO TO CHURCH AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE

December 6, 2016 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 12/6/16 It was precisely in the Temple that the Blessed Virgin Mary prepared her soul to become the container of the uncontainable God. His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry spoke about this in his homily on the feat of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. “People sometimes say it’s not necessary to […]

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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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EUROVISION OPENING WON’T BE HELD IN ST. SOPHIA’S

November 17, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/11/16 No Eurovision 2017 events will be held on the square and territory of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev. This was emphasized by Deputy Chairman Alexei Reznikov of the Kiev city government during a briefing on November 15, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “No events and no official activities […]

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NEW BISHOPS ELECTED IN UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

October 19, 2016 Featured News
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Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 19/10/16 On October 18, 2016, during its regular session the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church elected and appointed new bishops for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In particular, viceroy of the Pokrov-Goloseevsky Monastery, Archimandrite Isaac (Andronik), and abbot of the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery on the “Tserkovschina” tract, Archimandrite Tikhon […]

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CROSS PROCESSION IN KHUST IN MEMORY OF ANCIENT BYZANTINE PROCESSION

August 22, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Life – August 2016 More than two hundred clergy and a few thousand laity walked in a traditional Cross procession in the city of Khust in the Transcarpathian region. The prayer procession was held on August 21 in memory of the procession formerly held in ancient times in Constantinople with a particle of the Cross […]

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100-YEAR TRADITION OF CROSS PROCESSION TO POCHAEV LAVRA TO BE HELD ON TRANSFIGURATION

August 18, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – August 2016 A prayerful procession from Kamenets-Podolsk to the Pochaev Lavra will be held on the feast of the Transfiguration, August 19. The Cross procession has a more-than-one-hundred-year history, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Every year, after the festive Liturgy in the Kamanets-Podolsk cathedral of the holy […]

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HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN ONUPHRY: WE PRAY BEFORE THE RELICS OF SAINTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE POWER OF LIFE

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Ukrainian Orthodox Church – August 2016 The primate spoke about this on the day of the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, August 9, reports the information-education department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry noted that the Lord endowed the Great Martyr Panteleimon with the gift of healing people’s diseases, and after death he […]

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UAOC SUPPORTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTANTINOPLE’S COMMISSION FOR GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

August 9, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – August 2016 On August 3, 2016, under the chairmanship Makariy Maletych, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a regular meeting of the Bishops of UAOC was held on the premises of the Kyiv Patriarchate. During the meeting, the Council reviewed and discussed the following items of the […]

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