Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon thanked for support during his ministry in France

Patriarch Bartholomew permitted Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon to officiate the Divine Liturgy in the Metropolitan Church of St. Stephen of Paris. The Patriarchal Vicar, Bishop Eirinaios of Rigion, and Bishop Maximos of Melitini attended prayerfully the service, informs orthodoxtimes. After the end of the Divine Liturgy the Bishop of Rigion made an extensive review of Emmanuel`s 18-year pastoral work as Shepherd of France. The Ambassador of Greece to France, Aglaia Balta, and the President of the Greek Community of Paris, Seta Theodoridou, delivered speeches. The Metropolitan then expressed his gratitude…

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Metropolitan Varsonofy met with clergymen of the Vinnitsa eparchy, whose churches were seized by OCU

Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsk Varsonofy met with the rectors of the parishes of the Vinnitsa diocese, whose churches were seized by schismatics, the website of the eparchy reports. The priests talked about the parish life of communities left without temple buildings and forced to perform services in adapted premises. These are believers from the villages of Bokhoniki, Strizhavka, Kolo-Mikhailovka and Zhezhelev. At the end of the meeting, Metropolitan Barsanuphius donated church utensils to the affected parishes, in particular, Eucharistic sets, altar Gospels, altar cross, foundry dishes and more. Views:…

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Religious scholars from the OCU should choose their arguments more carefully, – social networks

Ordinations in the OCU. Who what, but I return to my sore spot. Getting home after the Vespers, I watched the “Detector Religion” program, the creator and host of which is Dmytro Horyevoy, who positions himself as a religious scholar. The program is dedicated to ordinations in the former UAOC, that is, to the issue that I personally discussed recently in my FB. Of course, Horyevoy spoke brightly and with flat humor about the canonicity of ordinations, accompanying his story with collages at the level of five-graders, which may seem…

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“Who allowed ?!”, – Pro-OCU media reacted painfully to the forum of robbed communities of the UOC

The gathering of parishioners and clergy of the UOC, who suffered from the raider actions of the OCU, in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, became an occasion for painful reactions in the expert circles of the OCU, where it is customary to talk about “mass transitions of believers from the Moscow Patriarchate.” In particular, the Tserkvarium website reacted in a similar way. “The UOC-MP has gathered a forum in the Refectory Church of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. However, legally, the UOC-MP uses only the Lower Lavra on a lease basis, and the Upper…

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The head of Phanar has no flock in Ukraine, the Russian Orthodox Church recalled

The head of the Department for external church relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) commented on the statements of the Patriarch of Constantinople that he was going to visit Ukraine – “his flock is there.” This was discussed during the program “Church and World”, the website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports. “It is not clear what kind of flock in Ukraine the Patriarch of Constantinople has. The majority of Ukrainian Orthodox believers belongs to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is not in communion with him now.…

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Impunity of the OCU hierarchs can stop Filaret’s ban on ministry, – dean of Europe

The European dean of the UOC-KP commented on the interview of the hierarch of the OCU Dymytriy Rudyuk for DetectorUA, where he noted that “all attacks of Filaret against Tomos are very easily debunked.” “We should agree on one thing: indeed, every bishop could cook holy myrrh, but why does he not cook – because it is not permitted, and since it is not permitted it means that it is limited, and once it is limited it is not independent. Moreover, what kind of autocephaly is this, if even autonomous…

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Serbian Patriarch Porfiry met with the rector of the ROC in Belgrade

On February 23, 2021, in the building of the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, the first meeting of the newly elected Patriarch of Serbia Porfiry with the rector of the courtyard of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, took place. The rector of the courtyard congratulated the newly elected Patriarch, wishing him mercy and God’s help in his ministry at the head of the Church of St. Sava. Father Vitaly also presented His Holiness with the Patriarchal Calendar for 2021. The Patriarch thanked Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev and all…

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The UOC speaker explained why believers’ appeals to authorities are needed

The deputy head of the Department for external church relations of the UOC Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych stated in his Telegram that, despite the officials’ ignorance of the believers of the UOC, their appeals will not go unnoticed: the authorities, seeing the scale of the problem in terms of the number of signatures under the appeals, “will still understand something.” “The parishes of our Church write letters to the President, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and the Prime Minister in defense of their rights and against renaming the UOC. Answers begin…

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The OCU rep claims that “patriarh” Filaret’s arguments against Tomos are unfounded

The hierarch of the OCU Dimitriy Rudyuk believes that Filaret Denisenko’s resistance to the tomos received from Istanbul is groundless. He recalls that Filaret “wanted to die as patriarch” and did not accept the prospect of retirement, reports the Detector. “All these arguments about the world, about foreign parishes, all this has nothing to do with the independence of the church. Everybody knows. And not all myrrh is cooked. But the fact is that the Kiev Metropolitanate always brewed myrrh, even when it was dependent on the Synod, during the…

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Until 1998, the UOC-KP had been using myrrh from the ROC, – hierarch of the OCU

Former representative of the UOC-KP (now – the OCU) Dymytriy Rudyuk said that in the “Kyiv Patriarchate” until 1998 they had been using used myrrh. Ex-exarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Filaret Denisenko had this myrrh since the time of his being in the canonical Church. This is reported by Detector. “The fact that we do not cook myrrh – in order to cook it, one must have a place. This is a complicated procedure. It’s not in pans. It is necessary to have all the ingredients. About myrrh –…

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