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Special meeting of UOC Holy Synod is held

Special meeting of UOC Holy Synod is held

On 17 December 2018, in a UOC Primate’s residence on the territory of the Holy-Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra a special meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was held. The meeting was presided over by His Beatitude Onufriy Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine. Permanent members of the Synod at the session: Metropolitan Agafangel of Odessa and Izmail, […]

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Address of The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 17 December 2018 to the hierarchy, clergy, monastics, and faithful

Address of The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 17 December 2018 to the hierarchy, clergy, monastics, and faithful

ADDRESS of The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 17 December 2018 to the hierarchy, clergy, monastics, and faithful Your Eminences and Your Graces! Beloved in Christ Fathers, brothers, and sisters!   On 15 December 2018, in the city of Kyiv on the territory of the National Sanctuary Complex “Sophia of Kyiv”, the so-called “Unification Council” was held, […]

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DECR UOC commentary regarding fact that Patriarchate of Constantinople hierarch is ministering on Ukrainian Orthodox Church canonical territory

DECR UOC commentary regarding fact that Patriarchate of Constantinople hierarch is ministering on Ukrainian Orthodox Church canonical territory

Today, on December 13, 2018, a representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople bishop of Edmonton and the Western Eparchy Hilarion (Rudnyk), who was uncanonicaly appointed by Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew an “exarch” to Ukraine, celebrated a liturgy in St Andrew’s church in Kyiv. The worship was celebrated without the blessing of His Beatitude Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, […]

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Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of November 13, 2018

Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of November 13, 2018

The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, gathered at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on November 13, 2018, and after hearing His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine discuss the challenges that have arisen in recent times before the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, adopted the following: 1. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is canonical and recognised by […]

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Statement of Council of Bishops of Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarding meeting with President of Ukraine P. O. Poroshenko

Statement of Council of Bishops of Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarding meeting with President of Ukraine P. O. Poroshenko

At the initiative of President of Ukraine P. O. Poroshenko, a meeting was scheduled to be held on November 13, 2018 between himself and the Episcopate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on the premises of the National Centre of Business and Cultural Cooperation “Ukrainian House”. With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Episcopate […]

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Representatives from the Alexandrian and Polish Churches appeal for “church misunderstandings associated with the bestowal of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church” to be jointly resolved

Representatives from the Alexandrian and Polish Churches appeal for “church misunderstandings associated with the bestowal of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church” to be jointly resolved

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland,  appealed to “all those upon whom it depends to overcome  church misunderstandings associated with the bestowal of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church , and to  do their utmost to avoid conflict over this issue.” The text of this appeal was published by the Greek […]

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BISHOP IRINEJ OF BAČKA : “The Ecumenical Patriarch does not have the right to independently  decide on the status of any Church outside of a Council”

BISHOP IRINEJ OF BAČKA : “The Ecumenical Patriarch does not have the right to independently decide on the status of any Church outside of a Council”

On September 17, 2018, the Greek internet portal of Romfea published the thoughts of Bishop Irinej of Bačka (Serbian Orthodox Church), in which the Bishop voiced his points of view on a number of issues such as overcoming the schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy, the granting of autocephaly to the Church in Ukraine and other related initiatives which have been proposed […]

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UOC representatives participate in International Theological Conference in Bose (Italy)

UOC representatives participate in International Theological Conference in Bose (Italy)

The XXVI International Theological Conference takes place in Bose, Italy on 5 – 8 September, 2018   . With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy  of Kyiv and All Ukraine, a delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will also take part in this the XXVIth International Theological Conference on Orthodox Spirituality with the theme  “Discernment and the Christian Life”, reports the press […]

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UOC DECR Statement in connection with appointment by Patriarchate of Constantinople of Exarchs in Kyiv

UOC DECR Statement in connection with appointment by Patriarchate of Constantinople of Exarchs in Kyiv

UOC DECR Statement in connection with appointment of Exarchs by Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kyiv Today, on September 7, 2018, the Patriarchate of Constantinople has officially announced that “Within the framework of the  preparations for the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”, it has appointed Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon from the United States of America and Bishop […]

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Встреча Патриарха Кирилла с  Патриархом Варфоломеем

Meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Ruś and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople held.

On August 31, 2018, a meeting was held in Istanbul (Turkey) between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Ruś and His All- Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at his residence in the Phanar (a district of Istanbul) . The meeting was also attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who is  the Chairman of the Department […]

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