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DECR UOC commentary on the decision made by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to accept for consideration the issue regarding bestowal of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

DECR UOC commentary on the decision made by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to accept for consideration the issue regarding bestowal of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

On April 22, 2018, the official website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate published a press release about the conclusion of the regular session of the Holy and Sacred Synod. The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items […]

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Statement of the Department for External Church Relations Ukrainian Orthodox Church with regards to the appeal by the President of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I with regards to “granting a Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations Ukrainian Orthodox Church with regards to the appeal by the President of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I with regards to “granting a Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations Ukrainian Orthodox Church with regards to the appeal by the President of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I with regards to “granting a Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine” On April 19, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, by Resolution No. 8284, supported the appeal of the President of Ukraine […]

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Welcome message by His Beatitude Metropolitan ONUFRIY of Kyiv and All Ukraine to participants of the conference “The Role of the 2017 Year of Islamic Solidarity in the Development of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue”

Welcome message by His Beatitude Metropolitan ONUFRIY of Kyiv and All Ukraine to participants of the conference “The Role of the 2017 Year of Islamic Solidarity in the Development of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue”

Welcome message of His Beatitude Metropolitan ONUFRIY of Kyiv and All Ukraine to the participants of the conference with the theme “The Role of the 2017 – Year of Islamic Solidarity in the Development of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue” (Azerbaijan, Baku, December 21, 2017) Most honoured participants of the conference! It was with both interest and gratitude that I received […]

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Swedish mass media announce the consecration of first Orthodox church by Ukrainian Metropolitan in the north of the country (VIDEO)

Swedish mass media announce the consecration of first Orthodox church by Ukrainian Metropolitan in the north of the country (VIDEO)

On November 26, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Luka of Zaporizhzhya and Melitopol consecrated the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in the Swedish city of Boliden, which is in the north of the country. After the solemn church service, the hierarch answered questions from local media. – Your Eminence, please allow me to thank you for coming to our city […]

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Statement of the Department for External Church Relations in connection with the deterioration of the situation regarding the provision of rights for Ukrainian Orthodox Church religious communities and faithful in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast’

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations in connection with the deterioration of the situation regarding the provision of rights for Ukrainian Orthodox Church religious communities and faithful in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast’

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations in connection with the deterioration of the situation regarding the provision of rights for Ukrainian Orthodox Church religious communities and faithful in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast’ It is with sadness that the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC DECR) notes the significant deterioration of the situation regarding the provision […]

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Congratulatory Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine on occasion of glorification of the Holy relics of eternally remembered Saint Mardarije (Uskokovic)

Congratulatory Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine on occasion of glorification of the Holy relics of eternally remembered Saint Mardarije (Uskokovic)

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej , Archbishop of Pec , Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch His Grace, The Right Reverend  Bishop LONGIN of  New  Gracanica and Midwestern America, President of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South  America To the participants of the celebrations marking the glorification of the Holy Relics of ever-remembered Saint Mardarije […]

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Ukrainian hierarch takes part in uncovering relics of new Saint of Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States

Ukrainian hierarch takes part in uncovering relics of new Saint of Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States

With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine and at the invitation of His Grace, The Right Reverend Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America (Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States), hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) His Eminence Archbishop Nicodemus of Sievierodonetsk and Starobelsk visited the United States from 11th to […]

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UOC DECR Commentary regarding Ministry of Culture of Ukraine statement of 13.07.2017

UOC DECR Commentary regarding Ministry of Culture of Ukraine statement of 13.07.2017

On July 13, 2017, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine released a statement, in which His Eminence Metropolitan Mytrofan (Yurchuk) of Luhansk and Alchevsk was accused of allegedly cooperating with authorities of the so-called “LPR”, referring to an interview of Andrey Litsoyev from 30 April 2016. In connection with this, the UOC Department for External Church Relations (DECR) announces the […]

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Statement of DECR UOC in connection with events surrounding the Holy-Annunciation church of UOC in the city of Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivska oblast’

Statement of DECR UOC in connection with events surrounding the Holy-Annunciation church of UOC in the city of Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivska oblast’

June 4, 2017, on the Day of Holy Pentecost, in the city of Kolomiya 13 priests of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church together with their faithful and supported by “Chorna Sotnia” (“the Black Hundred”) fighters, entered the Holy-Annunciation church, which belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and celebrated a liturgy there. After that, the church was illegally locked, and since then […]

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Czech-Slovak Orthodox Church concerned about possibility of adoption of Anti-Church Draft Bills in Ukraine

Czech-Slovak Orthodox Church concerned about possibility of adoption of Anti-Church Draft Bills in Ukraine

On 18 May, 2017 the Archbishop of Prague, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia sent an official letter to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU) Andriy Parubiy. The official letter states that the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church is extremely worried about the very difficult situation that […]

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