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15.12.2018 | 12:05
Leader of new Ukrainian Orthodox Church to be elected in two rounds

The unification council will be attended by such honored guests as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy. Some 192 delegates will take part in the unification council of the Orthodox churches in Kyiv on December 15: they will announce the creation of a new, unified, independent Orthodox…

15.12.2018 | 11:27
CROCEU on the link between religion and fundamental human rights

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union issued a public statement, congratulating the UN for this remarkable achievement. The signatories emphasise the religious environment in which this declaration was baked and the…

15.12.2018 | 11:04
Former homeless restoring old church near Rostov

The Church of the Dormition was built on the banks of the Don more than a century ago, but as did many Russian churches, it fell into ruin after the godless authorities took power in 1917. But now, thanks to the active construction work that has been started at the church, the bells once again…

15.12.2018 | 10:55
Patriarch Kirill urges political, religious leaders worldwide to defend Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent messages to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches; Pope Francis; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion; Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General; Mr. Thomas Greminger, Secretary General…

14.12.2018 | 13:49
Ukrainian Orthodox Church protests over service performed by Constantinople rep in Kiev

Kiev, December 13 – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has condemned a liturgy performed by a Constantinople representative at the St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev. «Any religious service or any other activity by any archbishop on the canonical grounds of another diocese without the local bishop’s permission is prohibited by a number of canonical rules,»…

13.12.2018 | 18:50
Bishops of UOC continue to return Constantinople’s invitations to “unification council”

Following the example of their prayerful archpastor His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, more than 50 bishops of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have returned to Constantinople the invitations they received to Saturday’s “unification council” that will be led by Metropolitan Emmanuel of Gaul of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Met. Onuphry received…

13.12.2018 | 15:32
47 Ukrainian Deputies ask court to declare Parliament’s appeal for autocephaly unconstitutional

A number of Ukrainian Parliamentarian Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada have taken action against the Rada’s April decision to support President Petro Poroshenko’s appeal to Constantinople for autocephaly, as they believe the appeal “negates religious freedom” in Ukraine. In all, 47 Deputies have asked Ukraine’s Constitutional Court to declare the Rada’s resolution of support for…

13.12.2018 | 15:22
The "Interpretation of the Holy Gospel and the Symbol of Faith" course organizes the Holy Metropolis of Lovech

With the blessing of His Eminence Gabriel the Metropolitan of Lovech, begins the annual education course for the Holy Metropolis of Lovech. This year, the Scriptures of the Holy Gospel are complemented by themes on the „Symbol of Faith“. The first two lectures will be devoted to the coming Christmas Grand Prix and will address…

13.12.2018 | 13:47
The International Association of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care was established

The International Association of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care was recently established following the announcement during the International Conference Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC18) that took place this year in Crete. The Association is founded on the initiative of the Non-Profit Civil Company ‘Saint Maxim the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation,…

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