First Ukrainian Archon of Ecumenical Patriarchate – Who is He?

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service – 9/9/21 The Order of the Archons of St. Andrew the Apostle, which unites influential and wealthy laypeople, is one of the instruments of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, through which it lobbies its interests. During his visit to Kyiv, ...

Developments in the Church in Caucasus and the Involvement of the Ecumenical Patriarch

St. Andrew the Apostle Cathedral, main seat of the Abkhazian Orthodox Church. Pic - Wiki

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service – 15/5/21 In early May, Patriarch Bartholomew, in an interview with the Georgian TV channel Formula said that the Patriarchate of Constantinople plays an exceptional role in the world Orthodoxy. According to the Phanar’s head, Constantinople is a “coordinating ...

Ecumenical Patriarch to deal with the Internal Disputes in the OCU

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service – 22/4/21 "Hierarch" of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) accused of large-scale fraud. The reps of Ternopil eparchy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) published materials from the criminal case against the Archbishop of the OCU Tikhon Petranyuk, the administrator of ...

Smear War in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service - 15/2/21 A Metropolitan’s private correspondence leaked. The ongoing infighting in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) led to a leak of the private correspondence of Metropolitan Olexandr Drabinko – an "autocephalist" Bishop, originally under the omophorion of Metropolitan of ...

Ukrainian State’s Interference In the Church Affairs

Nadia Bazuk- Contributor- OCP News Service - 5/6/19 The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly – the stand-up comedian Volodymyr Zelensky (whose bid for presidency hadn’t been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019), defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between the two candidates was stunning (72.7% to ...

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 ...