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THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN ONUFRY OF THE UKAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CELEBRATED

August 20, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 20/8/17 On August 17 at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Caves Lavra festivities were being held on the occasion of the third anniversary of enthronement of His Beatitude Onufry as Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. On the day of the anniversary of the enthronement of the First Hierarch of the […]

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HIERARCHS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CANONICAL UKRAINIAN CHURCH

July 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2017 A press briefing was held on July 23 before the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra with several representatives of various Local Orthodox Churches, who had arrived to honor the memory of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Rus’, in which the bishops spoke out […]

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“UKRAINIAN PATRIARCHATE” IS A SCHISMATIC STRUCTURE—MET. HILARION

June 28, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/6/17 Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) spoke about the Church situation in Ukraine and the raiding activities of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” in a recent interview with the Russian BBC, posted on the site of the DECR. “We never speak about relations ‘between the two patriarchates,’ because […]

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CANONICAL UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS MOST INFLUENTIAL IN UKRAINE ACCORDING TO MINISTRY OF CULTURE

June 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/6/17 A third of all clergy, two thirds of all Orthodox parishes, three quarters of all seminary students, and nearly all Orthodox monasticism belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), the only canonical Church in Ukraine, reports the Information-Education Department of the UOC-MP. The Ministry of Culture’s current report […]

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JERUSALEM PATRIARCH CALLS ALL TO UNITY, CONDEMNS SCHISM IN UKRAINE

June 8, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/6/17 Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem spoke on Pentecost Sunday at the patronal feast of the main church of the Moscow Patriarch in the Holy Land, the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Jerusalem, reports the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Moscow Patriarchate) in Jerusalem. Condemning the continual attempts by the schismatic and non-canonical […]

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SERBIAN HOLY SYNOD CANONIZES SEVERAL NEW SAINTS, EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SUFFERING UKRAINIAN CHURCH AT LATEST SESSION

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/5/17 The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church recently finished a session at the Patriarchate of Peć and Belgrade, held on May 14 to 24 under the chairmanship of Patriarch Irinej. The bishops discussed many issues concerning, first of all, the Church’s mission in modern society, and the problems of the spiritual […]

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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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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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