19.01.2019 | 13:54
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew prays for a successful Romanian Presidency of EU Council

His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has sent a letter to His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel after Romania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2019. In his letter signed on January 12, 2019, at Constantinople, His Holiness expressed his wholehearted commendation ‘for this great honour and responsibility’ offered to…

19.01.2019 | 13:46
Poroshenko says Moscow pursues provocations against autocephaly of Ukrainian church

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Moscow continues provocations aimed against the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine: the enemy seeks to incite conflicts on religious grounds. «I would like to emphasize there have been provocations on the part of Moscow regarding the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church and, unfortunately, they are continuing now….

19.01.2019 | 11:25
Archbishop Ieronymos receives Archbishop of Albania Anastasios

The Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania Anastasios visited on Thursday, January 17, 2019, the Archiodecese of Athens, where he met with Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos. Ieronymos welcomed Anastasios and they exchanged wishes for the New Year. The two church leaders discussed the difficulties of the times and the importance of a…

17.01.2019 | 14:26
‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine’ project is purely political — Putin

The creation of the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine is a purely political project aimed at driving a wedge between the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Serbia’s Vecernje Novosti newspaper in the run-up to his visit to Belgrade. «The new religious organization is a purely political,…

17.01.2019 | 14:11
Get your facts straight: Russian church advises Poroshenko to switch history consultants

Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko needs professional consultants in order to correct the information on Orthodox Christianity and the status of Local Churches, which he has, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for Relations between the Church and Society Vladimir Legoida told TASS on Tuesday. During his trip to Vinnitsa, a city in the western…

17.01.2019 | 14:06
Kiev Pechersk Lavra brethren offered to join new Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Head of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel stated that the monastery’s brethren have been offered to join the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine. «Today, they told me: make an announcement and tell them (the monks – TASS), perhaps, the brethren want to join the Ukrainian church,» the metropolitan stated during the briefing on…

16.01.2019 | 15:01
Jvari Monastery Re-Opens in Mtskheta, Georgia

The sixth century Georgian Orthodox Jvari Monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia, which is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, has been re-opened to tourists today. The monastery was closed on the decision of the Church Head on January 14 due to the presence of street traders near the site. Mtskheta Mayor Giorgi Kapanadze…

16.01.2019 | 12:24
Another attempt by Russia to discredit Ukraine’s new church fails – media

Russia has failed in its yet another attempt to question the completion of the process to grant the Orthodox Church of Ukraine full canonical independence, Ukrainian media report. Some Russian resources began spreading fake news that the tomos of autocephaly of the OCU had not been signed by all members of the Holy Synod of…

16.01.2019 | 12:08
Archim. Michael (Anischenko) appointed head of Phanar stauropegion in Kiev

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate appointed the head of the restored Kiev stauropegion. Archimandrite Michael (Anischenko) was appointed the head of the Constantinople Patriarchate’s stauropegion in Kiev, reports the Greek edition of “Orthodoxia News Agency”, referring to the communique of the meeting of the Synod of Constantinople Church, held from 9 to 11…

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