OCU cleric said he was not ashamed of “gifts” from parishioners grandmothers for UAH 1.5 million

The rector of St. Nicholas Church of the OCU and at the same time the deputy of the Poltava City Council from the “European Solidarity” Alexander Dedyukhin in 2020 declared 30 thousand hryvnia of income. And at the beginning of 2021, he received gifts from the elderly parishioners of his church in the form of real estate for UAH 1,500,000. He said that the grandmothers rewrote their real estate to him and he was “absolutely not ashamed of it.” Writes about this “Strana”. Dedyukhin, who became notoriuos thanks to his…

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The “religious scholar” said that Archpriest Alexander Klimenko is a “singer” and “professional agent”

“Religious scholar” Andrei Kovalev decided to “enlighten” his readers and said that the winner of the “Voice of the country” show, priest of the Borispol diocese of the UOC, Archpriest Alexander Klimenko, is actually not only a “singer” but also a “professional agent”. He wrote about this on Facebook. “Singer Alexander Klimenko, who calls himself a priest of the Moscow Patriarchate, just belongs to the camp of “Ukrainian-speaking meek special forces” of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, but he still remains a fierce Ukrainophobe and Russian patriot. This is…

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The fullness of the canonical Church hopes that the voice of the people will be heard, – Metropolitan Anthony

Serving the people means protecting the rights of ordinary people, as well as respecting their position and appeals – by the Administrators of the UOC, commented Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary on Facebook on the transfer of the signatures of the flock of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the President of Ukraine. “The believers of the communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which suffered from the raider seizures of the OCU supporters, handed over to the Office of the President of Ukraine more than 1 million signatures of citizens…

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Believers of the UOC forwarded an appeal to the Office of the President

After the prayer service on Vladimirskaya Gorka, the believers of the UOC brought an appeal to Volodymyr Zelenskyy with a request to cancel the anti-church law on renaming the UOC, which was signed by more than 1,063,000 people, to the President’s Office in Kiev, Vesti reports. “The anti-constitutional laws that were adopted during the previous government are not only not canceled, but we also see a large number of legislative initiatives that pose a threat to the believers of the UOC, and which violate the rights of all believers, regardless…

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The “Ukrainian crisis” showed that the “Constantinople model” leads to conflicts between Churches

The “Constantinople model”, according to which Phanar insists on its special status of the primacy of honor and the primacy of power, became the cause of the crisis and schism in World Orthodoxy. This was stated by the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich), in his report at the conference “Student Science in the Theological School”, writes “Phraza”. The hierarch stressed that the “Ukrainian crisis” clearly showed that the application of the “Constantinople model” in practice entails serious conflicts between the Local Churches, and it can be overcome only thanks to…

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In Kiev, the parishioners of the UOC, who suffered from the raiding, held a prayer service at the monument to Vladimir the Baptist

In Kiev, parishioners of the UOC churches seized by raiders held a prayer service at the monument to Vladimir the Baptist, “Pershiy kozatsky” writes. From Vladimirskaya Gorka, they will go on a religious procession to Bankova Street to hand over to the Office of President Zelensky a petition signed by more than 1,000,000 people. Believers demand to abolish the law, which obliges to forcibly rename the UOC. The prayer service was attended by parishioners of those churches that were transferred to the OCU by force. Views: 55

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Believers of the UOC will personally hand over signatures in defense of their rights to the Office of the President

1,060,238 citizens of Ukraine signed letters and appeals to the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers and other institutions regarding discriminatory laws and the escalation of religious conflicts that were provoked by these laws, UOC repots. This was announced by Metropolitan Kliment of Nezhinsky and Prilutsky at a press conference of the UOC dedicated to the appeal of the UOC believers to power. Vladyka recalled that back in December last year, the Holy Synod of the UOC, on behalf of the entire episcopate, priests and laity, appealed to the…

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Modern medical equipment was handed over to the Al-Hosn Hospital of the Patriarchate of Antioch

With the support of the Russian Orthodox Church, new medical equipment was donated to the Al-Hosn hospital in Syria. The hospital, which is under the patronage of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, annually receives treatment for about 20 thousand patients, according to orthodoxianewsagency.gr. Help was provided for the appeal of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus. The Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage took part in the charity event. With the help…

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Priest of the UOC in the village Keleberda confirmed that he was offered a “transfer” to the OCU

On March 31, 2021, the lease term of the Transfiguration Church of the village of Keleberda, Poltava region, for the community of the canonical UOC ended. Thus, believers leave the temple, which its owner decided to transfer to the OCU, kg.ua writes. As previously reported, in fact, there are no parishioners of the OCU in Keleberd, it is also unknown who will be the rector in it: the priest of the UOC, Father Mikhail Pavlyuk, confirmed that he was offered to move to the structure again, but he refused. “I…

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The main cause of the crisis in Orthodoxy – report by metropolitan Anthony

Speaking to the students of the KTA at the student conference, the manager of the UOC, metropolitan Anthony, outlined one of the main reasons for the current crisis in inter-Orthodox relations. This reason, in his opinion, is the doctrine of the Church, which is now actively promoted by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The hierarch clearly and succinctly singled out the fundamental ecclesiological problem of our days – the problem of primacy in the Church, in relation to which all other issues (autocephaly, diaspora, the right of appeal, etc.) are essentially…

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