CHURCH DENIES THAT PATRIARCH KIRILL GOING TO VISIT UKRAINE

4/7/14 The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has denied an allegation that Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is going to visit Ukraine, and branded it is as a "provocation." "The Ukrainian Orthodox Church assesses this untrue information as a deliberate provocation on the part of the leadership of the UOC-KP [Ukrainian Orthodox Church ...

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

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 in ...

Ukrainian Church Initiates All-Ukrainian Children’s Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

January 27, 2014. PRAVMIR. The All-Ukrainian children’s prayer for peace in Ukraine has been started in all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). This was stated by Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich), Executive Secretary of the UOC, during the first children’s prayer for peace in Ukraine, which was held in the Kiev-Caves Lavra before the sacred items from Mount Athos, ...

Talks on European integration needed only by those who thirst for power, and not by the people: UOC

 19/12/13 Those who are now standing on Maidan, are just "scoring points". These are not defenders of the motherland, but rather a mockery of the Church; eating pork and beef on Maidan during the [Nativity] Fast, or grilling shish kebab and cooking pilau [a rice and meat dish]. The Nativity Fast is a period of repentance ...

Patriarch Filaret Does Not Hold Any Grudges Against Current UOC-MP Head

19/8/13 The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) has repeatedly spoken critically of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, but he does not say anything offensive about Metropolitan Volodymyr (Slobodan), Primate of the UOC-MP. “A long time ago I removed from my heart the grudges I had against His Beatitude Volodymyr. ...

Metropolitan Antony Enthroned as the 4th Metropolitan of the UOC of the USA

27/1/13 Silver Spring, MD - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony was enthroned on January 26, 2013, as the fourth Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA during a magnificent and traditional ceremony at St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spring, MD. The Enthronement services were attended by more than 500 faithful ...

The UOC Primate prayerfully marked his 46th anniversary of consecration

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On July 9, celebration of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the 46-th anniversary of his consecration. On this day, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Panteleimon of the convent ...

The Primate of the UOC expresses condolences to the victims in a car accident and relatives of the deceased pilgrims

Ukrainian Orthodox Church 19/7/2012 After the Divine Liturgy on the day of St. John the Baptist in the home church in his residence on the territory of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine prayed for the repose of the deceased and for a speedy recovery of the injured in a ...

UOC Primate celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Church in Kyiv

On May 6, Sunday 4th after Easter and commemoration of St George, Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. George Church, situated in the square in front of the Southern terminal of Kyiv railway station. Concelebrating to His Beatitude were: Metropolitan Lazarus of Crimea and Simferopol, secretary for the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox ...

KYIV. His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr elevated three bishops of the UOC to the new rank

Ukrainian Church On March 24 for the first time since September, past year, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas church at the residence of the UOC Primate at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Concelebrating to His Beatitude Volodymyr were Archbishop Volodymyr of Pochayiv, Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy, Bishop Seraphim of Yahotyn and Bishop ...

The first meeting of the Commission for amendments to the Statute of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place

23/3/2012 The first meeting of the Commission for amendments to the Statute of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place On March 20, with the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol the session of the Commission for amendments to the Statute of ...

Believers ask for the president’s protection

THIS IS THE WAY THE FUTURE CATHEDRAL OF UOC KP IN SIMFEROPOL WILL LOOK LIKE

Photo by Volodymyr PRYTULA By Mykola SEMENA, Simferopol 15/3/2012 Simferopol City Council refused to provide a plot of land for building a cathedral of the UOC Kyivan Patriarchate “The main problem of inter-confessional relations in the Crimea is the absence of state position of local government authorities in compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law on Freedom ...

METROPOLITAN VOLODYMYR ASSURES THAT HE GOVERNS THE CHURCH

4/3/2012 Ukrainian Orthodox Church In an interview to Radio Freedom, Metropolitan Volodymyr, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), said that he governs the church according to the established rules. “It is being governed by the ruling bishop, the Primate, that is by me,” said the metropolitan. He also stressed that he governs the Kyivan Eparchy. ...

Upcoming Lenten worship services to be performed by the Vicar Bishops of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC in the churches and monasteries in Kyiv and Kyiv province

28/2/2012 Ukrainian Church Schedule of worship services by Metropolitan Pavlo of Vyshgorod and Chornobyl on the 1st Week of Lent: Reading of the Great Canon of St.Andrew of Crete: - Monday, February 27 - the Church of the Venerable Anthony and Theodosius of the Kyiv Caves in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. - Tuesday, February 28 - Holy Protection Convent in Kyiv; - ...

“I don’t know what wing people refer me to. I only want to say that I am a Ukrainian man”

Interviewed by Nadia TYSIACHNA, The Day 16/2/2012 Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) on the situation in the UOC. Over the past few months the Ukrainian Orthodox Church attracted special attention. The Day asked Oleksandr (DRABYNKO), the secretary of Metropolitan Volodymyr, Archbishop of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vyshnevsky, head of external church relations department of the UOC to comment on the events that ...

KYIV. All-Ukraine Conference on pilgrimage started its work at Kyiv-Caves Monastery

Ukrainian Church On January 24 at the conference hall of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the All-Ukraine Conference on pilgrimage started its work. Organizer is the pilgrimage center in the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A solemn prayer service on the opening of the Conference at the Church of Exaltation of ...

Secretary for the Primate of the UOC denied widespread information about worsening of health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr

13/12/2011 In connection with the spread of false information about the health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr, Secretary for the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy and Vyshneve said: "The condition of His Beatitude is stable, although it remains serious. On Saturday, December 10, before leaving for Thessaloniki, the honorable relics of St. ...

Facsimile edition of the Gospel of Lutsk Presented

Ukrainian Church On October 21, at the UNIAN news agency a facsimile edition of a unique manuscript of the mid XIV century the Lutsk Gospel was presented. Re-print edition of one of the oldest landmarks of Ukrainian writing was performed by the DioceseVolyn of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The project is dedicated to celebrating the 925th ...

His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr signed out from hospital and thanks everyone for prayers

1/10/2011 After having been successfully operated on the leg Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine was signed out from hospital. The same day the Primate of the UOC had a phone conversation with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who is visiting the Chernivtsi diocese of the UOC on 1-2 October 2011. His Beatitude ...

Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was Operated

Moscow, September 20, Interfax - Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine has injured his leg (neck of the femur broken). "He was operated on the same day, the operation was successful. During rehabilitation period the UOC primate will conduct divine services and pray in residential St. Nicholas Church and work and receive visitors in his ...

KHARKIV. Ruling Bishop of Kharkiv Diocese passed away to the Lord

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On September 15 in the evening, on the 91th year of life at the bishop's residence at the Holy Protection Monastery Metropolitan Nicodemus of Kharkiv and Bogodukhiv reposed in the Lord. *** Metropolitan Nicodemus of Kharkiv and Bogodukhiv (Nikolai S. Rusnak) was born on April 4, 1921 in the village of Davydivtsi, Chernivtsi region ...