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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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Statement of Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Legal Department regarding adoption of Draft Bill No.5309 by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Statement of Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Legal Department regarding adoption of Draft Bill No.5309 by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The Draft Bill No.5309 concerns religious organizations, which either directly, or in a way of being part of another religious organization, are incorporated within the structure of a religious organization or association, a governing centre (office) of which is located outside of Ukraine in a country that is recognized by the law as the one that exercises military aggression against […]

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GERMANY. UOC DECR staff member speaks at conference about peacekeeping role of Churches

February 2-4, 2018, a conference was held at the Evangelical Academy in the city of Loccum, near Hannover (Germany) on the theme “New policy of Detente? The Role of Churches in Restoring Peace in the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict”. At the invitation of organisers and with the blessing of the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox […]

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SWITZERLAND. UOC DECR representatives participate in conference whose theme was Synodality and its Implementation

SWITZERLAND. UOC DECR representatives participate in conference whose theme was Synodality and its Implementation

From November 16-18, 2017, at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), a conference with the theme “Synodality and its Implementation – a Theological Topos for the Churches in East and West” was held. At the invitation of the organisers and with the blessing of the Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) His Eminence Metropolitan Antoniy of Boryspil and Brovary, the […]

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Group of children from Donbass War Zone rest in Greece

Group of children from Donbass War Zone rest in Greece

With the assistance of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC DECR) from 7 to 15 July, 2017 , children from the Donbass War Zone had the opportunity  to relax in the Kitros Eparchy of the Greek Orthodox Church. The group included children from villages and towns that are on the Demarcation Line , namely from Mayorsk, Zaytsev, Novoluganka, Myronivka, Svìtlodarsk, as well as several internally displaced children from Horlivka. The children rested on the coast of the Aegean Sea on beaches around the town of Katerini. During the […]

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MILAN. UOC and International Institute of the Athonite Legacy introduce Milanese residents to Orthodox spirituality of Mount Athos

MILAN. UOC and International Institute of the Athonite Legacy introduce Milanese residents to Orthodox spirituality of Mount Athos

December 11, 2016 in Milan (Italy), approximately 200 people attended the spiritual-cultural evening organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the International Institute of the Athonite Legacy in Ukraine (IIALU) that was devoted to the 1000-year Anniversary of Ancient Russian Monasticism on Mount Athos. The jubilee event was held in the Conference Hall of Milan’s Università Cattolica del Sacro […]

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In Hamburg UOC Representatives  prayed for the repose of the victims of Holodomor

In Hamburg UOC Representatives prayed for the repose of the victims of Holodomor

On November 26 , 2016 ,  representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited the Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg (Germany) ,  where  a memorial candle was lit  and  prayerful remembrance was observed for the victims of the Holodomor famine of 1932-1933 who were murdered by a Godless state  . The Litiya memorial service for the departed was performed by […]

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Events commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of ancient Russian monasticism on Mount Athos are held in Hamburg

Events commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of ancient Russian monasticism on Mount Athos are held in Hamburg

In one of Germany’s largest cities, Hamburg, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the International Institute of the Athonite Legacy in Ukraine (IIALU) jointly hosted events devoted to the 1000th Anniversary of ancient Russian monasticism on Mount Athos. The events took place in The Orthodox Cultural Centre of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which is run by the local Serbian Orthodox […]

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DECR UOC Chairman takes part in celebrations in Greek city of Katerini

DECR UOC Chairman takes part in celebrations in Greek city of Katerini

UOC representatives  participate in II Panhellenic Pilgrimage Conference. November 25, 2016. A Ukrainian Orthodox Church delegation participates in festivities in the town of Katerini  (Greece) where the feast day in honour of the heavenly patroness of the city Saint Catherine was prayerfully celebrated. Reports the UOC Information and Education Department  with a link to pilgrims.in.ua. With the blessing of His […]

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With assistance of DECR UOC Youth Department representative meets with German delegation

October 17, 2016. A delegation of German catholics engaged in youth work visited Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra where they were acquainted with the history of the Orthodox shrines and met with the Deputy Chairman of the synodal Youth Department, Archimandrite Ioasaph  (Peretyatko). The meeting took place at the  Church-archaeological museum of the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary(KDAiS). The Youth Department representative spoke […]

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