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POCHAYIV. Law enforcement agencies and SSU identifies persons spread fake information about export of Wonderworking Pochayiv icon out of Pochayiv Lavra

POCHAYIV. Law enforcement agencies and SSU identifies persons spread fake information about export of Wonderworking Pochayiv icon out of Pochayiv Lavra

Law enforcement agencies and SSU (Security Service of Ukraine) identifies persons who spread fake information about possible substitution of the Wonderworking Pochayiv icon of Holy Lady the Theotokos with consequent export of the original out the Holy Dormition Pochaiv Lavra. This has been stated by chief of Ternopil Regional Militsiya Department Oleksandr Bogomol, at a press conference, informs UNIAN. “The […]

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Appeal from Abbot of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, His Eminence Metropolitan of Pochayiv Volodymyr with regards to rumors that have been spread about alleged export of Pochayiv Holy Relics out of Ukraine

Appeal from Abbot of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, His Eminence Metropolitan of Pochayiv Volodymyr with regards to rumors that have been spread about alleged export of Pochayiv Holy Relics out of Ukraine

Dear brothers and sisters, dear contemporaries and fellow countrymen! Glory be to God, the Lord has vouchsafed us this year to go through more than half of Great Lent. This time of year, for us Orthodox Christians is very special. According to the teaching of the Church, Lent is seen as being both “soul-saving and favorable”. We analyze the image […]

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Communiqué by WCC delegation to Ukraine

Communiqué by WCC delegation to Ukraine

A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation led by the general secretary visited Ukraine from 17 to 20 March 2015. The delegation was comprised of high-level representatives from the global fellowship of churches represented in the WCC. From the beginning of the current crisis in Ukraine, the WCC has been concerned for the lives and livelihoods of all people affected. […]

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The visit of the delegation of the World Council of Churches to Ukraine

The visit of the delegation of the World Council of Churches to Ukraine

From 17 to 20 March 2015, a representative delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) that is based in Geneva visited Ukraine. The delegation included: Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit (General Secretary of the World Council of Churches), His Eminence Metropolitan Prof. Dr. Gennadios of Sassima (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Dr. Anders Wejryd (Archbishop Emeritus, the Church of Sweden, President of […]

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World Council of Churches delegation meets with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations

World Council of Churches delegation meets with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations

March 18, 2015 in the conference hall of the hotel “Khreshchatyk”,  the delegation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO). From the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the meeting was attended by Deputy Chair of the Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych and members of the Department:  Rev.Vitaliy Polishchuk, Mr.  Sergiy […]

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The delegation of the World Council of Churches visits the eastern region of Ukraine and participates in the distribution of humanitarian aid

The delegation of the World Council of Churches visits the eastern region of Ukraine and participates in the distribution of humanitarian aid

On March 19, 2015, delegation members from the World Council of Churches (WCC), who are visiting Ukraine, namely Orthodox Archpriest Daniel Buda from Romania and Lutheran Archbishop Emeritus of Sweden Anders Wejryd visited Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Mykolayivka, Semenivka and other places which had seen recent fighting. The guests had the opportunity to get personally acquainted with the situation that prevailed in […]

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Polish Orthodox Church condemned clergy of monastery in Przemyśl archdiocese for concelebration of church services with representives of so-called UOC-KP. Monastery closed. Abbot placed under ban

Polish Orthodox Church condemned clergy of monastery in Przemyśl archdiocese for concelebration of church services with representives of so-called UOC-KP. Monastery closed. Abbot placed under ban

At the request of the Kyivan Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and due to the fact that monks at the monastery of St. Cyril and Methodius in Ujkowice belonging to Przemyśl and Nowy Sącz archdiocese of the Polish Orthodox Church concelebrated church services with clergy from the so-called UOC-KP on February 2-3, 2015, the Kyivan Metropolia received an official […]

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Chairman of Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets with a delegation of the World Council of Churches

Chairman of Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets with a delegation of the World Council of Churches

On March 18th, 2015, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onufriy, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Metropolitan of Luhansk and Alchevsk Mytrofan met with a representative delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves (Kyiv Pechersk Lavra).From […]

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World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation from Geneva to visit Ukraine

World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation from Geneva to visit Ukraine

A representative delegation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), that brings together 348 Christian denominations from more than one hundred countries which represent approximately 400 million Christians world-wide, will visit Ukraine from 18 to 19 of March, 2015. The delegation is headed by the WCC General Secretary Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit. Also belonging to the leadership of the WCC […]

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COMMENTARY. Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych: “We must learn to live in one Church despite personal ideological differences”

COMMENTARY. Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych: “We must learn to live in one Church despite personal ideological differences”

“We must learn to live in one Church despite personal ideological differences”,– said Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church archpriest Mykolay Danylevych in his commentary, that was cited in the article “The War in Ukraine: a failure to evangelize?” and published in the online edition of the Catholic News Agency. When asked […]

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