Chaplain of UGCC: The nation gains more from the war in Donbass than loses

The Uniate Chaplain Nikolai Medinsky stated that the armed conflict in the Donbass has a number of positive aspects for Ukraine. He said this in the programme “The Voice of the People, the Voice of God” on Radio Maria, on... Read more

In Rovno region Filaret adherents start manhunt of the beaten UOC priest

A scandal involving a fight between a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate broke out in the village of Povcha in Dubno district of Rivne region. After the incident, the priest of the... Read more

Thousands of believers gather in Pochaev Lavra for the feast of the Assumption (PHOTO)

On August 28 the Holy Assumption Pochaev Lavra held the festivities on the occasion of the holiday of the Assumption of the Mother of God, writes the website of the Lavra. “This year it was impossible to find spare room... Read more

UAOC starts a construction fraud on the bank of the Dnieper, – social networks

Primate of the UAOC Metropolitan Makariy in an official letter to the famous Kiev businessman and deputy of the Kyiv city council Vadim Stolar asked to provide two two-room and one three-room apartments for priests of his church in a... Read more

A UOC temple under construction burnt down by radicals in Nikolayev

In the night of August 25-26, the wooden church of the Holy Spirit of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was burned in the Oktyabrsky district of Nikolayev. According to the rector of the church Archpriest Bogdan Chernenky, the conflict around this... Read more

200 kilometers with prayer: 20-thousand Cross Procession to Pochaev ends

On August 25, a many-thousand Cross procession dedicated to the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which started off from Kamenets-Podolsky on August 19, entered the territory of the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, reports the Information and... Read more

Today is not the power that should be for Ukraine, – bishop of the RCC

The Ukrainian authorities do not live the people’s life. Those who are engaged in corruption and wish to enrich themselves more and steal are striving for power, whille the people are suffering. This was said by the ordinary of the... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State advocates observance Minsk agreements

Cardinal Pietro Parolin called on the sides of the conflict in Ukraine to take concrete steps to ensure a long-term and fair settlement of the conflict, within the framework of the reached agreements. He said about this following the official... Read more

Human rights advocates: The “crusade” of the Right Sector has just begun

Representatives of the international human rights organization Human Rights Action (HRA) appealed to the official Kiev with an appeal to put an end to the activities of the Right Sector group. This is reported by the Strategic Culture Foundation with... Read more

UOC hierarch gives ark with relics of great saint to monastery in Transcarpathia

On August 25, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich), the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, deposited the ark with the relics of one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox world, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, to the Ascension Convent in Transcarpathia.... Read more

A convent is opened in Zhitomir region

The vicar of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the head of the Synodal Department for Ukrainian Orthodox Church monasteries, Metropolitan Paul of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the opening of the Savior Protection Convent... Read more

UGCC spreads fake about Cardinal Parolin

The website of the UGCC and a number of other Ukrainian media spread false information that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Vatican, during his visit to Russia, condemned the annexation of the Crimea and expressed disagreement... Read more

Poroshenko finds Independence Day more important than Christmas and Resurrection

The Independence Day from year to year is becoming an increasingly significant holiday, more important than New Year, Christmas and Resurrection. This was said by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, opening the building of the children’s regional hospital in... Read more

Right Sector “grabs” land for church of UOC-KP in Donbass

On August 22, in the village of Pokrovskoye of the Bakhmut district, Donetsk region, representatives of Captain Volovik OTG and the 2nd OTG DUK “Right Sector”, together with several members of the local community of the Kiev Patriarchate, opposed the... Read more

In Kotiuzhiny Kiev Patriarchate robs church house of UOC community

On August 22, representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate robbed a church house in the village of Kotiuzhiny in the Ternopol region, where the religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church performed divine services after the seizure of their church, reports... Read more

Clerics of the Kiev Patriarchate secretly pray in UOC churches, – publicist

Publicist of the portal “Religion in Ukraine” Denis Targonsky admitted that his friends from the Kiev Patriarchate secretly from their relatives go to churches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “My friends were baptized with us (in the UOC –... Read more

The Сhurch is going through very difficult times, – political expert

Discrimination against the UOC is not only the discrimination against one Church, which is prohibited by our Constitution, this is discrimination against believers of the UOC. This was said by journalist Vyacheslav Pikhovshek in the program “Subjective results” on the... Read more

Archbishop of the UOC: The war in Donbass would have ended long ago if we learned to forgive

On the day of the uncovering of the holy relics of St. Mitrofan, Bishop of Voronezh, the Divine Liturgy was served at the Epiphany Cathedral by Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol, Metropolitan Mitrofan of Lugansk and Alchevsk and Metropolitan... Read more

Bohorodchany district administration wants to take away the temple from UOC community

On August 21, a commission of representatives of the local authorities arrived Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church of Bohorodchany to formalize the transfer of the church of the UOC in connection with the decision of the district administration that refused... Read more

UOC priests barred from chaplaincy in National Guard, – UOC

Despite assurances from the command of the National Guard that priests of the UOC will not be discriminated, they are still not allowed to the Chaplain Service. This was stated in an interview with Pershyi Kozatskyi by the deputy head... Read more

Over 20 thousand believers join in the Cross Procession from Kamenets-Podolsky to Pochaev (VIDEO)

On the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord from Kamianets-Podilsky to the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra a religious procession started off. According to the correspondent of the UOJ, over 20 thousand believers are taking part in the event currently.... Read more

Famous theologian from Greece is to visit Kiev again

One of the most famous and authoritative hierarchs of the Hellenic Orthodox Church, a well-known theologian specializing in bioethics, Metropolitan of Mesogaea and Lavraetioka Nicholaos plans to visit Kiev again in the autumn of this year, reports Foma. Vladyka recently... Read more

Ukrainian diplomat advocates forced association of the UOC with schismatics

Ukrainian diplomat and blogger Bogdan Yaremenko said that it is necessary to create a new Orthodox Church by uniting existing churches. It is the state that must speed up this process without regard for the reaction of believers, he wrote... Read more

National Guard officials refute prohibition of the involvement of UOC priests in chaplain service

The National Guard of Ukraine declares that the activities of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in chaplain service is not prohibited. This is stated in a message on the page of the National Guard on Facebook. “The Order of... Read more

Priest-winner of “The Voice” show gets on the blacklist of “Peacemaker”

The brother of Pafnutyevo-Borovsky Monastery, regent of the monastery choir, winner of the Russian television show “The Voice”, Hieromonk Photy (Vitaly Mochalov), got into the purgatory base of “Mirotvorets” (“Peacemaker”). It is reported on the site of the organization. It... Read more