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UOC Administrator takes part in celebrations in Bulgaria

UOC Administrator takes part in celebrations in Bulgaria

On February 13, 2019, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Administrator  of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church , His Eminence Metropolitan Antoniy of Boryspil and Brovary,  visited the Bulgarian city of Varna, where he attended celebrations marking the  50th birthday of His Eminence, Metropolitan Ioan of Varna and Veliki Preslav. Metropolitan Antoniy was […]

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Orthodox Church in America declares that it: recognises and supports His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy as the canonical UOC Primate

On Monday, January 28, 2019, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America issued an Archpastoral Letter, concerning the situation of the Church in Ukraine and the related matters, as decided during the Autumn Session of the Holy Synod held October 23-25, 2018. The UOC Department for External Church […]

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UOC Administrator meets with Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

UOC Administrator meets with Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, His Eminence  Metropolitan Antoniy of  Boryspil and Brovary met with His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, on the 30 January, 2019. Metropolitan Antoniy was accompanied by the Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC, Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych. […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia: “Ukraine has its own canonical Church, the canonical Primate of which is Metropolitan Onufriy. We do not know and do not recognise any other”

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia: “Ukraine has its own canonical Church, the canonical Primate of which is Metropolitan Onufriy. We do not know and do not recognise any other”

“Ukraine has its own canonical Church, and its canonical Primate is His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy. We do not recognise nor do we know of any other”, – stated His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in an interview with the Serbian publication “Politica” of January 27, 2019. The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church reiterated that the Church entrusted to him […]

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INTERVIEW. Archpriest Oleksandr Bakhov: “There are no legitimate grounds for changing the names of UOC religious organisations”

INTERVIEW. Archpriest Oleksandr Bakhov: “There are no legitimate grounds for changing the names of UOC religious organisations”

The Ministry of Culture is again resorting to deliberate manipulation and violation of the law. The Chairman of the Legal Department of the UOC, Archpriest Oleksandr Bakhov for the Information and Educational Department explained what the latest legal innovations of the Ministry of Culture actually mean, and also commented on some statements and threats made by officials directed against the […]

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Metropolitan John of Rustavi: “The spirit of schism must not  be celebrated amongst us”

Metropolitan John of Rustavi: “The spirit of schism must not be celebrated amongst us”

On January 19, 2019, on his Facebook page, His Eminence Metropolitan John of Rustavi (Georgian Orthodox Church), published his thoughts on the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the context of the current political situation in Ukraine. The publication was also posted on the Georgian website Tabula under the heading “Georgian Government illustrates to us an […]

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Archbishop Abel of Lublin: “We will always and everywhere say that schism can only be overcome  through repentance” (video)

Archbishop Abel of Lublin: “We will always and everywhere say that schism can only be overcome through repentance” (video)

His Eminence, Archbishop Abel of Lublin and Khelm, after the completion of the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Protection Cathedral in Boryspil, expressed support for the Primate and for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the UOC Department of Information and Education. “The Lord has unexpectedly brought me here today through His Divine ways to be with you as a participant […]

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UOC priest celebrates Christmas Services for Ukrainians in Lebanon

UOC priest celebrates Christmas Services for Ukrainians in Lebanon

With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, and at the invitation of local Ukrainian diaspora community organisations, cleric and Deputy Chairman of the UOC Synodal Department of Family Affairs Fr. Ioan Ruzhytskyi visited Lebanon during the Christmas holidays where he celebrated a series of festive Divine Services for the Ukrainian diaspora. January 5, on […]

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Hierarch of the Polish Church: “What has happened in Ukraine is a great tragedy for World Orthodoxy” (video)

Hierarch of the Polish Church: “What has happened in Ukraine is a great tragedy for World Orthodoxy” (video)

Archbishop Abel of Lublin and Khełm in His interview with the UOC Department of Information and Education stressed that the Polish Church firmly adheres to the canonical positions of  the Orthodox faith. He said this, whilst commenting on the recent actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine. Without repentance, the Polish Orthodox Church is confident, the schismatics can not […]

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Primate of the Polish Church on the Ukrainian Church: “Autocephaly – yes, but only according to Canon Law”

Primate of the Polish Church on the Ukrainian Church: “Autocephaly – yes, but only according to Canon Law”

In his interview with the Polish publication “Polityka”, on January 6, 2019, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland, stated that he had not sent a congratulatory greeting to the newly elected OCU Primate, because he considers him to be a secular man. Wiesław Romanowski (from “Polityka” publication): – Your Eminence, did you send greetings to the new […]

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