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THE POCHAYIV LAVRA IN THE UKRAINE MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE

May 2, 2015 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – May 2015 Deputies of the Ternopil regional council voted for transfer of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra to the state. This took place on Holy Thursday, when the Church remembers the betrayal of Judas. The Lavra learned about the plans to transform the cells and cathedrals of the complex into a museum complex. Deputies […]

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Church of Moscow Patriarchate set on fire in Babi Yar again

April 25, 2015 Featured News
Church of Moscow Patriarchate set on fire in Babi Yar again

Moscow, April 23, Interfax – A church honoring the icon of the Mother of God, “The Joy of All Who Sorrow” at the Babi Yar memorial in Kiev was set on fire by vandals. “Thanks to the timely arrival of firefighters the fire was quickly put out,” said a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kevian Patriarchate & Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church will resume dialogue for unity

April 15, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Filaret - Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate  &  Metropolitan Makariy Locum Tenens of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Risu.org.ua/April 2015 In the nearest future the historical reunification of Orthodoxy in Ukraine will begin, which is to lay the foundation for the establishment of the one local church. It concerns the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. Both heads of churches are positive about it and ready to start the […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA Camping Ministry

April 14, 2015 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA Camping Ministry Visit for More details HERE: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offers outstanding programs for the youth and families of our church.  *New* St. Joachim & St. Anna Parent Workshop.  Source:

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CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE CALLS UPON THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE TO RESIST THE DIKTAT OF EXTREMISTS

March 29, 2015 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – March 2015  The citizens of the Ukraine, both believers and non-believers, should find strength to resist the diktat of a bunch of extremists who are imposing their will on the people around, said chairman of the Synodal Information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Vladimir Legoida to RIA-Novosti, commenting on the prohibition of the […]

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METROPOLITAN SERGIUS OF TERNOPIL: “SORROWS AND PERSECUTIONS LEAD US TO GOD”

March 15, 2015 Featured News
The Most Reverend SERGIY, Metropolitan of Ternopil and Kremenets

Pravoslavie.ru – March 2015 What is essential to remember for a Christian who is being persecuted? Metropolitan Sergius of Ternopil and Kremenets (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has been under particular pressure from the Uniates and the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate”) has answered the questions of the Pravlife.org portal. “Sorrows and persecutions drive us to turn to God. […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church to continue running Crimean Diocese

March 12, 2015 News

Moscow, March 11, Interfax – The Simferopol and Crimean Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has registered a new charter with the Russian Justice Ministry. Its status remains unchanged. “The Simferopol and Crimean Diocese remains part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. It continues reporting to the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox […]

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Moscow Patriarchate to monitor violations of Orthodox Christians’ rights in Europe

March 11, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, March 10, Interfax – The Center for Monitoring Orthodox Christians’ Rights and Liberties in Europe has launched a website with support from the Moscow Patriarchate’s representative office in the Council of Europe. The English-language website, Orthodoxrights.org, will carry information about violations of Orthodox Christians’ rights and liberties in Europe, as well a special reports, […]

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President of Ukraine Held a Meeting with the Members of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations

March 1, 2015 Featured News

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of Ukraine at the Presidential Administration in Kyiv, Ukraine. Upon the invitation of President of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine participated […]

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Constantinople is ready to help establish a unified local Church in Ukraine

February 24, 2015 Featured News

risu.org.ua – 24/2/15 Constantinople Patriarchate is ready to help the Orthodox Ukrainians unite and is waiting the representatives of Churches and President of Ukraine to turn to it with this issue. This was stated by the Primate of Canadian UOC Metropolitan Yuri (Kalishchuk) during a round table in Ukrinform agency. “I would like first of all […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church representative accuses Ukrainian media, authorities of inciting Donbas conflict

February 24, 2015 Featured News
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Interfax-Religion – 24/2/15 The chief spokesperson for the Moscow Patriarchate Ukrainian Orthodox Church has accused Ukrainian officials and media outlets of inciting the fratricidal conflict. “Over the long months of this terrible war, has anyone heard rulers or belligerent propagandists say at least one word in the name of brotherhood, mercy or humanism towards their opponents? […]

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Ukrainian delegation from Canada at the Phanar

February 20, 2015 Featured News

From February 12-17, 2015, Metropolitan Yurij of Winnipeg led a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox clergy and laity to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The delegation included Bishops Ilarion and Andriy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch in Canada, Protopresbyter Victor Lakusta, Dr. Peter M. Kondra, Mr. Vasyl’ Balan, Mr. Daniel Bilak, Mr. Peter Bayrachny and Mr. Alexander Ochrym. […]

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Statement by the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago

February 14, 2015 News

THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO – February 2015 The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, at which Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is represented by His Grace Bishop Daniel issued a formal statement addressing the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS in the recent beheading of two Japanese citizens and the burning […]

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Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in USA welcomes the New Students from Ukraine

February 14, 2015 News

ST. SOPHIA UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA On January 28, a big event happened at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary – four new students arrived from Ukraine. Before their arrival, the seminary as a whole was preparing for their arrival. The seminarians along with help from His Grace Bishop […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine calls for end to war

February 12, 2015 Featured News
Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine calls for end to war

Moscow, February 12, Interfax – Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine has called on all sides to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to stop the bloodshed. “On behalf of the one-thousand-year-old Ukrainian Orthodox Church, I am urging everyone, who calls himself a Christian, to stop killing one another immediately. Because dozens of totally innocent […]

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Orthodox Christians protest against attacks on churches in Kiev

February 10, 2015 Featured News

February 2015 Representatives of the Orthodox community have held a “prayer standing” protest action near the building of the Ukraine’s Ministry for Internal Affairs in Kiev, reports Interfax-Religion. They have asked the law-enforcement agencies’ officers to protect the shrines and have prayed to God so that He might bring the arsonists of churches to their […]

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Church official warns against repetition of Soviet persecutions of believers in Ukraine

February 10, 2015 Featured News
Church official warns against repetition of Soviet persecutions of believers in Ukraine

Moscow, February 9, Interfax – Representative of the Russian Church in Strasbourg Hegumen Philip (Ryabykh) urges to not allow new persecutions of Orthodox Christians similar to those of the Soviet times. As was reported, late in January the Kiev Council excluded the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the list of religious organizations that have privileges when […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop calls on his Flock not to Surrender their Children to the Satanists

February 2, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox England – 2/2/15 As the brutish and Satanic NATO aggression against the peoples of the Ukraine continues, the heroic Bishop Longin (Zhara) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has called on the people not to surrender their children as cannon fodder for the oligarch junta in Kiev. Bishop Longin is famous as the founder of the […]

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Epistle on the 81st anniversary of the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine

January 17, 2015 Featured News

January 2015 CONSISTORY OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA OFFICE OF PUBLIC REATIONS PRESS RELEASE Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine оn the 81st anniversary of the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine To the beloved clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churches beyond the borders […]

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Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 29, 2014 Featured News

On December 23, 2014, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met for its last session in 2014, at the Synodal Hall of the Kiev Laura of the Dormition. The session was chaired by His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. The Synod adopted an appeal to President Petro Poroshenko concerning the critical […]

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UOC of the USA Delivers Aid to the Wounded Soldiers and Refugees of Ukraine

December 20, 2014 Featured News

December – 2014 – Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Once again, fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church sent additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Centers of Ukraine as well as […]

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