publicist the schism a magnet of vices and passions of ukrainian society 60f97ae1a0a03

Publicist: The schism – a magnet of vices and passions of Ukrainian society

The model of church consciousness that Ukrainian schismatics propose cannot be taken as a norm. Secular manifestations of the Ukrainian schism are very far from Christian ideals,…

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MP: Poroshenko’s result in the election shows Ukrainians’ attitude to Tomos

The Tomos and faith were key to Poroshenko’s election programme and his election result showed what Ukrainians think about it, said a deputy from the “Opposition bloc”….

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In Kopytov an OCU raider threatens cutting the face of the UOC priest

In the Rovno village, in an attempt to seize the UOC temple, a supporter of the OCU threatened the rector of the UOC church with SBU intervention…

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In Kopytov police chief-led raiders taking over the UOC temple

In the Rovno village, OCU supporters are trying to grab the UOC temple. The head of the local district police department is designing a plan to push the UOC believers….

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Frontman of “Karamazov Brothers”: The Orthodox, fear nothing but God!

The frontman of the “Karamazov Brothers” band urged Ukrainians to stop and not participate in the persecutions of the canonical Church. Producer and musician Oleg Karamazov published…

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UOC temples desecrated and robbed in Zhitomir region on Annunciation Day

The parishioner who first came to the temple to prepare it for the festive Divine service found the St. Nicholas Church desecrated and robbed.  On the night…

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OCU “hierarch”: Decision for diaspora to go under Phanar not fulfilled

“Metropolitan” Ioasaph Shibaev said that according to Epiphany and Eustraty Zoria, the foreign parishes of the UOC KP will not go under the Phanar and remain in…

roc backs the uoc statement on situation in ukrainian and world

ROC backs the UOC statement on situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

The Holy Synod of the Russian Church expressed support for the canonical Ukrainian Church and Synodal Statement on the situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy. On April 4, 2019,…

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Raiders who seized a temple in Ptichya are immensely grateful to Poroshenko

The OCU “priest”, who served in the seized Rovno temple of the UOC, said he was grateful for these events to God, Patriarch Bartholomew and President Poroshenko….

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Zelensky’s political consultant: There should be no raiding in the Church

In light of the creation of the OCU, it is necessary to ensure law and order so that there is no manipulation and raiding, says political strategist…

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OCU “hierarch”: We have a church overthrow

The UOC KP official website published a letter of Met. Joasaph titled “I Can’t Be Silent” where the “hierarch” declares that OCU leadership wants to remove Filaret. “Metropolitan” Joasaph Shibaev…

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Oksana Syroid: Poroshenko requiring OCU to advocate for his re-elections

Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroid said that the team of the current President is calling churches to campaign for his victory in elections. The…

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Polish Church: Autocephaly in Ukraine cannot be granted to schismatics

The Council of Bishops of the Polish Church declared that defectors stripped off priestly ordination could not constitute the true Church. The Bishops’ Council of the Polish…

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UOC establishes a commission to assist the communities of seized temples

The Holy Synod of the UOC has established a temporary commission to support the communities of the seized temples. The bishops express deep concern over church raiding,…

synod publishes a statement on situation in ukrainian and world

Synod publishes a statement on situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

The statement was made on April 3, 2019, at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the UOC under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of…

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UOC declares forced change of jurisdiction of its communities as illegal

By law, community membership is regulated by the will of its members and its statute, so it alone sets membership and participation requirements, as the UOC explained. In…

archbishop theodosy clarifies if sacraments of phanar and ocu are gracious 60f97b6a42ce2

Archbishop Theodosy clarifies if sacraments of Phanar and OCU are gracious

Archbishop Theodosy commented on how to treat the OCU sacraments and if grace operates in sacraments of Constantinople Patriarchate, including the monasteries of Athos. After the rupture of Eucharistic…

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We do good together: people from the whole world help Volyn priest’s family

After the request to help the priest who was kicked out by OCU supporters from the house with two children, plenty of people from across the world sent money…

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Bp. Victor reports violation of UOC believers’ rights at OSCE meeting

Bp. Victor of Baryshevka informed the participants of the OSCE meeting on numerous cases of violation of the rights of UOC believers and unlawful pressure on the…

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ECHR opens proceedings on violation of rights of UOC community in Ptichya

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has opened proceedings over a complaint filed by the UOC community of Ptichya over repeated takeovers of the local church….

ex metropolitan simeon shostatsky of vinnitsa drops his claim against uoc 60f97bcade65a

Ex-Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) of Vinnitsa drops his claim against UOC

The court received an application by the former Metropolitan to waive the claims against the UOC in full. The court granted the application and closed the case….

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Met. Kallistos on Ukrainian issue: You can’t find solution through violence

The bishop of the Constantinople Church doesn’t agree with the decision of Pat. Bartholomew on granting autocephaly to the OCU and calls for a pan-Orthodox discussion. The…

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Court opens proceedings in the case of Kiev Metropolis against MinCulture

The District Administrative Court of Kiev opened proceedings in the case of the UOC’s lawsuit against the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture over the requirement to rename and…

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Сourt denies SBU a preventive measure against Archpriest Viktor Zemlianoy

The decision on pre-trial restrictions is final and cannot be appealed. Today, on March 28, 2019, the Rovno City Court denied the prosecutor and investigator of the…

expert in the question of forced name change court will side with the uoc 60f97be4eb1ab

Expert: In the question of forced name change, court will side with the UOC

The UOC can challenge its renaming in court, but this process will end after the election of the President and the new parliament, said political expert Ruslan…