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Ukrainian Orthodox Church asks Poroshenko to stop war in southeastern Ukraine

June 23, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, June 20, Interfax – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has called on Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko to stop the military actions in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. “The clergy and believers from these regions are asking for all possible measures to be taken to stop the bloodshed, which is hurting civilians. […]

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Regular session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synod takes place in Kiev

June 21, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 On 19 June 2014, a session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place in the Synodal Hall of the Kievan Laura of the Caves under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Onufriy of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan See. Before the session members of the Synod visited […]

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Graduation at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary

June 12, 2014 Featured News

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA – June 2014 On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the faculty and student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of South Bound Brook, NJ gathered at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, NY for the Commencement ceremony. Following the completion of a three-year program […]

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Bishop seeks intl protection of Orthodox community in Ukraine

May 9, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 A wave of attacks on priests of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and attempts to occupy Orthodox churches has rolled through Ukraine. Moscow, May 7, Interfax – A senior bishop has appealed to the international community and the Ukrainian government to protect the Ukrainian Orthodox community that is part of the Russian Orthodox […]

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Metropolitan Onuphrius: Let us pray and not quarrel

May 6, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 I ask the people of Ukraine, regardless of their ethnicity and religion, to be wise and not to succumb to provocations. The locum tenens of the Kievan Metropolis, Metropolitan Onuphrius of Chernovtsi and Bukovina expressed his condolences in regard to the tragic events in Odessa. On May 2nd, 2014 tragic events occurred in […]

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Meeting of Commission the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on dialogue with Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autonomous Orthodox Church takes place

March 29, 2014 Featured News

29/3/14 A business meeting of the Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on dialogue with Ukrainian communities outside ecclesial communion took place at the Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev On 26 March 2014, a business meeting of the Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on dialogue with Ukrainian communities outside ecclesial communion took place at the Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev. Archbishop […]

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Simferopol diocese denies forcibly claiming property of “Kiev Patriarchate”

March 23, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 The press service of the Diocese of Simferopol and Crimea have officially denied allegations currently being spread in the press that clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate, along with armed individuals, is claiming church property of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” in the village of Perevalnoye, Simferopol district, Crimea. The Moscow Patriarchate diocese declares that […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of Moscow and Kyian Patriarchates Create Commission for Mutual Dialogue to restore unity

March 5, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to start a dialogue with the UOC-KP. In this regard, the Synod of the UOC-KP decided to express its readiness “to on a canonical basis restore the unity and establish a national status for the Orthodox Church […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina elected Locum Tenens of Metropolitanate of Kiev

February 26, 2014 Featured News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate 26/2/14 On February 24, 2014, a meeting of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place, reports Patriarchia.ru. According to the statutes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Agathangel of Odessa and Izmayil, the senior (according to consecration) permanent member of the Synod, presided over the meeting. In […]

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Ukrainian Bishop: Government Must Respect Human Dignity, Sanctity of Life

February 25, 2014 Featured News

John Couretas - 25/2/14 This weekend on Ancient Faith Radio, host Kevin Allen interviewed Metropolitan Antony, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States about the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine. The bishop offered very good insights into the religious, cultural and political factors at play now in the Ukraine, carefully pointing out that […]

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Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeals to the faithful concerning bloody clashes in Kiev

February 21, 2014 Featured News

21/2/14 On the night of February 19, when a violent confrontation broke out in the centre of Kiev, the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church published a comment by Metropolitan Antony of Borispil and Brovary, chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The comment reads: “Since the very beginning of the political crisis and during the […]

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Summer Pilgrimage programme at Crimea

January 25, 2014 Featured News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Diocese of Simferopol and Crimea Dear brothers and sisters, dear pilgrims in Christ! The Pilgrimage department Simferopol and Crimean Diocese have  prepared new programs. Please find out the cost and other details at our  official website of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese titled “Summer Programs”, as well as  the English version […]

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Parishioners Find Miracle in Fire at Ukrainian Orthodox Church

August 28, 2013 Featured News
Amid a pile of scorched rubble, many of the icons at Saint Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church remained in tact after a four alarm fire torched much of the historic building on Sunday.

Queen Muse – 28/8/13 Painting, other old church artifacts made of wood survive 4-alarm blaze that gutted house of worship. Parishioners of a Philadelphia Ukrainian Orthodox church say the four-alarm fire that destroyed millions of dollars in furniture and artifacts and left a gaping hole in the center of the historic building also revealed a […]

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WJC urges Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader to act against glorification of Nazi soldiers

August 24, 2013 Featured News

  24/8/13 The Ukrainian Orthodox Church should work to stop clergy from participating in neo-Nazi events in Ukraine, the World Jewish Congress said today in a letter to the head of the church. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder asked Patriarch Filaret in a letter to speak out against events glorifying the Nazis. Lauder referred to a recent ceremony near Lviv marking […]

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Kyiv and Moscow Patriarchates to Unite

July 28, 2013 Featured News

28/7/13 for-ua Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of Kyiv and Moscow Patriarchates will merge into a single local Orthodox church, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret said, ForUm correspondent reports. “We believe and are convinced that the Kyiv and Moscow Patriarchates will unite in a local Orthodox church. The reasons for this are […]

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Nine top bishops to lead services marking 1025th anniversary of Christianity in Russia

July 23, 2013 News

Kiev, July 23, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow an All Russia and the primate of the Moscow-governed Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Vladimir will jointly preside over worship services in Kiev this week marking the 1025th anniversary of Christianity in Russia, a senior Ukrainian Church spokesman said. “The primates of nine of the 15 local […]

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OVER 70 SITES AT THE KIEV CAVES LAVRA TO BE GRANTED FOR USE BY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 17, 2013 Featured News

17/7/13 The Ukrainian government has decided to give to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the Patriarchate of Moscow) for free use 75 objects of the national preserve—the Kiev Caves Lavra (Monastery) of the Dormition, reported the minister of culture Leonid Novohatko on Thursday. The respective decree was approved at the meeting of the cabinet, reports Ria Novosti. […]

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Nuns of Pechersk Monastery reburied in Kyiv

June 10, 2013 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 10/6/13 The ashes of the governor of Kyiv Semen Sukin and nuns of the Pechersk Ascension Monastery were reburied in St. Florovskii convent in Kyiv. As ForUm correspondent reports, it is the second stage of transferring of the burials of the Ascension necropolis of XVI-XVII centuries, found during archaeological investigations on […]

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Ukrainian church will honor jakes who battled November fire

May 20, 2013 News

BY JOSEPH B. NADEAU – 19/5/13 WOONSOCKET – The St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church community is still recovering from the November fire that heavily-damaged its ornate 70-year-old granite and wood church at 74 Harris Avenue. But coping with the near loss of their church won’t keep St. Michael’s parishioners from offering a special tribute to the […]

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Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III To Visit Ukraine On April 23-24

April 20, 2013 Featured News

20/4/13 Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III intends to visit Ukraine to take part in an international conference “Kyiv inter-confessional forum” on April 23-24. Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III expressed his desire to visit Ukraine in a […]

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Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev chairs first session of Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Organizing Committee for the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia

April 4, 2013 News

On 1 April 2013, His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine chaired the first session of the Organizing Committee for the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. The meeting took place at the residence of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in St. Panteleimon’s Monastery. Attending the meeting, besides members […]

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