OCU speaker’s trip to Phanar and church diplomacy

The Churcher Telegram channel writes about the details of the organization of the last trip of Eustratius Zory to the Patriarchate of Constantinople. “As stated, the reason for the trip of Archbishop Eustratius to Istanbul was the enthronement of Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis to the See of Chalcedon, the second most important in the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It is said that for this, Metropolitan Epiphanius sent a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew at the beginning of March, which was not made public and which almost no one saw. In this letter, Epiphanius…

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(UA) Гризня за храми всередині ПЦУ

“It is painful and insulting that the development of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine begins with the seizure of churches from each other. Well, what they fought for, they ran into it!”, says the ruling “bishop” of the Kharkiv-Poltava diocese of the OCU Athanasius Shkurupiy. “There is nothing to add to this self-exposure. And the scheme of “transitions to the OCU” is really debugged by the chicks of Filaret’s nest”, write the journalists of “The First Cossack”. “The ‘unification of Ukrainian Orthodoxy’ declared by Phanar and our authorities under the…

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Kuraev called himself a Phanar cleric?

Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, in his commentary on the decision of the ROC Synod on the consecration of Hierarch Phanar Andrei (Sofianopoulos), which OCU speaker Evstratiy Zorya attended as the “bishop” of the OCU, suggested that the ROC would eventually recognize “all clerics of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, except Kuraev”. One of the readers of “Pravblog” drew attention to the phrase. “Now it is clear that if, assisting God, Eucharistic communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate will be restored, the corresponding decision of the synod will say:“ We recognize all the clergy of…

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In Bukovina, the UOC community proposed a way to resolve the conflict with the OCU

In the Chernivtsi region, in the village of Mikhalcha, parishioners of the Holy Dormition Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church called on the OCU activists to build a new church, the land for which the local authorities are ready to allocate. The believers voiced such a proposal at a meeting with the chairman of the Kamenskaya local community, who expressed his readiness to allocate land for construction, “Vzglyad” reports. The meeting with the head of the local community was attended by representatives of the OCU and law enforcement agencies. The…

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Ex-deputy wants to “expel” from Ukraine the Primate of the UOC and all monks

Ihor Miroshnichenko, a member of the nationalist Svoboda party, former deputy and former sports commentator, said that the UOC churches should be taken away and “returned to the fold of the Ukrainian mother church,” and “Moscow priests” and His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry “should be expelled” from the country. He made such a statement on Facebook. Miroshnichenko called the St. Panteleimon Monastery of the UOC in Feofania “the center of propaganda for Putin and Gundyaevsky obscurantism”, and said that the clergy of the UOC should be “expelled” from Ukraine. He also…

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The appeal of the persecuted communities of the UOC has not yet been considered by the parliament. But we will do everything to consider it, – Pavlenko

The appeal of the participants in the congress of representatives of the parishes of the seized churches of the UOC to the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov with an appeal to abolish anti-church laws has not yet been received by the Verkhovna Rada committee, but a group of deputies of this committee will do everything to consider it by the government. This was stated by the former Minister of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports, the former Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Rights of the…

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Fundraising for the construction of a church for the persecuted community of the Volyn eparchy of the UOC is open

A new church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is planned to be erected by the community of the Volyn diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Kholopichi, Lokachy district, Volyn region. Fundraising for the construction of the church building was opened by the Favor Charitable Foundation, Pravlife reports. “The community of the village of Kholopichi does not yet have sponsors and patrons, so the parishioners plan to start building a church on their own. They pray and believe that the Lord will send them those…

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Filaret told why the OCU was not given the status of patriarchy

The OCU is a structure dependent on the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the patriarchy cannot be part of the patriarchy. The head of the UOC-KP Filaret Denisenko stated this while the interview for the TV channel “Ukraine 24”. “No one asks why the Patriarch of Constantinople did not give autocephaly to the OCU in the status of patriarchate. Moreover, because the patriarchate cannot be subordinate to the Patriarchate of Constantinople. And the metropolis can be subordinated. In addition, we see that today the OCU depends on the Patriarchate of Constantinople.…

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The Russian Orthodox Church expressed regret in connection with the participation of the representative of the OCU in the episcopal consecration of the Phanar

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed regret in connection with the participation of a representative of the OCU, who does not have canonical ordination, in the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Andrei of Sarandaecclisia, performed by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. This is stated in the Journal No. 10 of the Sessions of the ROC Synod, the website of the DECR ROC writes. “From media reports, it became known that on March 21, 2021, at the Divine Liturgy at the St. George Cathedral in Istanbul, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople,…

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The priests are not very pleased to hear that in the village they are shouting “Judas”, they say in the OCU

The OCU said that the transfer of parishes from one jurisdiction to another is “not a very pleasant thing.” This was stated by the press secretary of the Khmelnytsky eparchy of the OCU “Archimandrite” Daniil Tarnavsky in the program “Segodnya. Glavnoye.” “This is not always a very pleasant topic – if, say, a priest goes to a parish and hears the words that ‘you are a traitor’, ‘you are Judas’, or other nicknames that are shouted out in the village. Therefore, very often it is quite problematic with these transitions,”…

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