U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE BACKS BID FOR UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALY

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Orthochristian.com - 23/10/18 The head of the U.S. Department of State, Mike Pompeo, put out a statement on Friday expressing the U.S.’s support for the creation of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine. “Patriarch” Philaret Denisenko, the head of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) and the leader of the autocephaly movement from the ecclesiastical side has previously thanked ...

BULGARIAN CHURCH CREATES COMMISSION TO STUDY UKRAINIAN QUESTION

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Orthochristian.com - 08/10/18 Meeting in a regular session yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided to create a special Synodal commission to study the crisis situation in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia recently wrote to all the primates of the world’s 15 Local Orthodox Churches to inform them about the ongoing ...

Metropolitan Hilarion Warns of a ‘Looming Schism’ in Orthodox Christian World

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Liju Cherian (Chief Editor) OCP News Service - 9/9/18 Moscow-Russia: In response to the appointment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's legates as its Exarchs in Kiev (Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon United States and Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton Canada), Metropolitan Hilarion - Chairman of the Dept. of the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian ...

Centenary Celebrations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC)

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OCP News Service - 12/8/18 Canada: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) which is a Metropolis under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is celebrating 100 years of its existence. According to Hierdeacon Job Getcha and Dr. Oleh Gerus 'The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada is an important religious element in Canada, where Ukrainian culture and heritage ...

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO THE FAITHFUL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING A TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

Orthochristian.com - 30/5/18 At its session on May 25 at the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an address to the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity regarding the initiative for “providing a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and ...

Autocephaly & Ukrainian Orthodoxy – Risks and Success Factors

Nadia Bazuk - OCP News Service - 23/5/18 The guaranty of Ukraine's autocephaly is not in the legal agreements between Kyiv and Constantinople, but in human psychology: the status of the attacker affects the fight's outcome. Nevertheless, for a judge violence remains violence, and even the winner can be convicted. On April 28, Razumkov Center published the ...

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW IN GOOD HEALTH AFTER OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY

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Orthochristian.com - 11/5/18 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spent a night in the hospital earlier this week after he began to feel sick and dizzy, reports Dobrotoliubie. According to the doctors who examined His All-Holiness, the patriarch had felt sick on Sunday, but didn’t pay much attention to it and decided to go to Liturgy. His condition then worsened. ...

To Whom does the Ecumenical Patriarch wants to bestow autocephaly ?

Tamar Lomidze (Easter Orthodox Author and Contributor) - OCP News Service - 3/5/18 President Petro Poroshenko and other high-ranked Ukrainian officials state that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is ready to create an autocephalous (independent) Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The new religious organization is said to be based on the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) and Ukrainian Orthodox ...

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

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 Kievan ...

PRESIDENT POROSHENKO THANKS MET. ONUPHRY FOR HELP IN RELEASING CAPTIVES

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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 of ...

Patriarch Filaret Says Ukrainian Church Will Never Go Back To Moscow Patriarchate

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RFE/RL - 2/12/17 KYIV -- The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret, has said the Ukrainian church will never go back under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church Filaret told journalists in Kyiv on December 1 that the Russian Orthodox Church was "deceptive" on November ...

“THE WEST IS ABANDONING GOD,” PAT. KIRILL TELLS NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

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Orthochristian.com - 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world, reportspatriarchia.ru. Welcoming the guest, Pat. Kirill noted that the Russian Church has a ...

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 ...

Ukrainian Greek Catholics Publish Anti-Christian Hit List

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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 (Greek Catholics). Sadly, ...

UNIATE CLERGY PHYSICALLY ATTACK ORTHODOX IN KOLOMYIA – UKRAINE

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Orthochristian.com - October 2017 The Ivano-Frankivsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has published a video showing clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church brutally beating women and other Orthodox believers outside the Annunciation Church in Kolomyia, which has been the subject of an ongoing battle, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A group of young ...

YOUNG NUN GOES MISSING IN RIVNE, UKRAINE

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Orthochristian.com - 5/10/17 Police of the Rivne region in northwestern Ukraine received a statement at 9:30 PM on Monday that 33-year-old Nun Svetlana Vasilievna Grigorchuk had not returned home to the Holy Trinity Convent in Korets, reports Magnolia TV. Nun Svetlana had traveled 40 miles to Rivne for a dental appointment, and communication with her was lost at noon. “Our ...

MANY STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS ABOUT RUSSIA BASED ON BIASED INFORMATION—MET. HILARION

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Orthochristian.com - 4/10/17 Head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has enumerated both the positives and negatives in the U.S. State Department’s recent report on the supposed infringement of religious freedoms in Russia. As previously reported, the ecclesial letter was sent to the U.S. embassy to be passed to Secretary ...

Russian Orthodox Church Sends Letter to Tillerson Over Religious Freedom Report

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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 faced discrimination in Russia, the ...

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

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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 recognition of ...

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

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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 Ukrainian Orthodox ...

HIERARCHS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CANONICAL UKRAINIAN CHURCH

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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 in ...