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04.02.2019 | 13:26
Ashia’s Panayia church to be restored after flooding

Work to restore Panayia church in Turkish-occupied Ashia will be completed in the second half of 2019, Takis Hadjidemetriou, the Greek Cypriot Head of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage has told the Cyprus News Agency. The church was recently inundated after floods covered half the building under water. According to Hadjidemetriou, the Technical Committee…

04.02.2019 | 12:54
Poroshenko receives delegation of Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has received a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which arrived in Ukraine to participate in the liturgy and the ceremony of enthronement of a Primate of the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy (Epiphanius). «I’d like to convey my warmest congratulations and words…

04.02.2019 | 11:58
Holy Synod of Ukraine’s new Orthodox Church to gather on Monday

The Holy Synod of the newly created Orthodox Church in Ukraine is to gather in Kyiv on Monday, February 4 and will be chaired by the church’s leader Epifaniy. «This is not officially, but we were informed that tomorrow the Holy Synod would take place and Epifaniy, the Metropolitan of All Ukraine, will officially take…

04.02.2019 | 11:40
Poroshenko vows there would be no ‘state church’ in Ukraine

The constitutional principle of independence of religious organizations from the state will remain inviolable in Ukraine, President Pyotr Poroshenko said. «I will stress once again: the recently registered Orthodox Church of Ukraine is and will be independent from the state in line with the Constitution of Ukraine. There will be no state church in Ukraine….

04.02.2019 | 10:26
Georgian Patriarchate concerned by position of Russian Orthodox Church official

The Georgian Orthodox Church sees signs of a ‘threat’ in an interview given by the Chairman of the Department of External Relations of the Russian Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion, says the statement of the Georgian Patriarchate released today. Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) said in a TV interview with Russian national broadcaster Russia 24 ‘it is unimaginable that…

04.02.2019 | 10:21
The Church Honors Metropolitan Antony on His Birthday, Name Day and Enthronement Anniversary

In the 4th century AD the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Arabia and Persia were settled by people who left behind them a strange reputation. They were the first Christian hermits, who abandoned the cities of the ancient Roman world to live in the solitude and silence of the desert. Why did they do this? The…

03.02.2019 | 16:30
Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy inaugurated as Primate of Orthodox Church of Ukraine (VIDEO)

Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy (Epiphanius) has been inaugurated as Primate of the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The official event took place in Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral during a religious service on February 3, according to an UNIAN correspondent. In particular, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France from the Ecumenical Patriarch, Metropolitan Makariy…

03.02.2019 | 13:52
Metropolitan Epifaniy calls Russian Orthodox Church Putin’s last vanguard in Ukraine

Leader of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy has called the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) the last vanguard of President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. «There are many who now almost understand, but do not fully understand what has actually happened. They are convinced the things that happened took…

03.02.2019 | 12:45
Russian Orthodox Church expanded its presence to 10 more countries in past decade

The Russian Orthodox Church has spread to ten more countries over the past ten years. «Over the past ten years, the number of countries where the Russian Orthodox Church is present has increased by ten,» an analysis prepared by the Moscow Patriarchate for the tenth anniversary of the Local Assembly that elected Patriarch Kirill said….

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