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Order of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) to the clergy, monastics and laity of the UOC about intensifying our fast during Great Lent

Order of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) to the clergy, monastics and laity of the UOC about intensifying our fast during Great Lent

The Lenten Fast has begun and it is now time for reinforced prayer, merciful deeds and spiritual works. Fasting and prayer are spiritual weapons against sin. They strengthen our faith, bring peace to our souls and connect us with God. Given the current complex socio-political situation in Ukraine and in order to help restore peace in our Fatherland and preserve […]

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KYIV: Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Administrator meets with Ukrainian Arch-Hierarchs from the United States and Canada

KYIV: Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Administrator meets with Ukrainian Arch-Hierarchs from the United States and Canada

February 19, 2015 at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), His Eminence Metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovary Antoniy met with the Prime-Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America (UOC of the USA) Metropolitan Anthony (Shcherba) and the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) Metropolitan Yurij (Kalishchuk) who […]

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KYIV: The Administrator of Ukrainian Orthodox Church discusses issues concerning peace in Ukraine with representatives of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

KYIV: The Administrator of Ukrainian Orthodox Church discusses issues concerning peace in Ukraine with representatives of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

February 19, 2015 at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) His Eminence Metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovary Antoniy met with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The meeting was attended by the Special Representative of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Eastern Partnership Mr.Dirk Jan […]

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KYIV: Deputy Chairman of DECR UOC answers questions of the hour regarding current church life during the Round Table talks on the topic of “Ukrainian Church: Unity and the fate of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine”

KYIV: Deputy Chairman of DECR UOC answers questions of the hour regarding current church life during the Round Table talks on the topic of “Ukrainian Church: Unity and the fate of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine”

February 18, 2015, the Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) archpriest Mykolay Danylevych took part in the Round Table talks on the theme: “Ukrainian Church: Unity and the fate of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine” that was held in the building of the National Information Agency of Ukraine “UkrInform”. The event was attended by the Chairman […]

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KYIV: Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Administrator meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Ukraine

KYIV: Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Administrator meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Ukraine

February 12, 2015, the Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), His Eminence Antoniy, Metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovary, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Ukraine His Excellency Mr. Rade Bulatović, at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He was accompanied by a Counsellor of the Embassy of Serbia in Ukraine Svetomir Todorović and an embassy translator. The meeting […]

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KYIV. Representatives of Kyivan Metropolia and Synodal Departments of UOC meet with delegation of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of OSCE

KYIV. Representatives of Kyivan Metropolia and Synodal Departments of UOC meet with delegation of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of OSCE

January 29, 2015 with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Onufriy, representatives of Kyivan Metropolia and Synodal Departments of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the UOC) met with a delegation of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of OSCE (ODIHR/OSCE) in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The delegation included: Deputy Head of the Department of Tolerance and […]

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Meeting of the working group of churches’s and religious organizations’s leaders from Ukraine and Russia

Meeting of the working group of churches’s and religious organizations’s leaders from Ukraine and Russia

January 20-22, 2015 the working group of heads and representatives of churches and religious organizations of Ukraine and Russia met in Wuppertal (Germany) to consider the implementation of Oslo Roundtable Resolution steps (September 11, 2014). The United Methodist Church in Germany has helped with hosting this meeting. During the work of the group suggestions were made on priority directions for […]

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Chairman of DECR of UOC extends his condolences on occasion of Volnovakha tragedy

Chairman of DECR of UOC extends his condolences on occasion of Volnovakha tragedy

January 15, 2015, on the day of mourning for the people who died near Volnovakha in Donetsk oblast, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Eminence Mytrofan, Metropolitan of Lugansk and Altchevsk, extended his condolences to relatives and friends of the dead. Among those who died, there were also found close relatives of […]

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COMMENTARY. His Eminence Metropolitan Mytrofan (Yurchuk): “Unrecognized autocephaly and schism – two entirely different things”

COMMENTARY. His Eminence Metropolitan Mytrofan (Yurchuk): “Unrecognized autocephaly and schism – two entirely different things”

“Unrecognized autocephaly and schism – two entirely different things”, – stated Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk Mytrofan. He made his comments in the web-portal “Orthodoxy in Ukraine”. His Eminence gave a response to the possibility of recognition of the so-called Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyivan […]

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STATEMENT by the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarding interference into the activity of the parish in the village of Peregonivka by the local authority bodies, with the view of changing its religious affiliation

STATEMENT by the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarding interference into the activity of the parish in the village of Peregonivka by the local authority bodies, with the view of changing its religious affiliation

STATEMENT by the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarding an attempt of interference into the activity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross parish in the village of Peregonivka by the local authority bodies of Golovanivskiy rayon, Kirovogradska oblast’, with the view of changing its religious affiliation Due to an attempt of interference into the […]

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