Metropolitan Anthony: Meeting in Amman is a real opportunity to solve the church problem in Ukraine

UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, commented on the preparations for the second meeting of the Local Orthodox Churches in the capital of Jordan during a press conference at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. “We saw that the need for dialogue between the Local Orthodox Churches is probably the only possible and real step in order to resolve the Ukrainian issue and, of course, try to restore the unity of the Orthodox world, which is now under threat. And in the statement of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, on the…

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OCU speaker called the attempts of the Russian Orthodox Church to convene a Pan-Orthodox discussion on the Ukrainian question hypocrisy

Moscow itself refused to consider the issue of autocephaly at the Pan-Orthodox Council; it insisted that this issue be removed from the agenda. Speaker of the OCU Yevstratiy Zorya said this in an interview with Ukrinform. “Moscow thwarted the opportunity to consider this issue during the Pan-Orthodox Council; it tried to disrupt the Pan-Orthodox Council itself. And now to appeal to the Pan-Orthodox discussion, to the Pan-Orthodox clarification of this issue is hypocrisy,” says Zorya. “Moscow has offered at least some constructive thought, a constructive plan that would take into…

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“Experts” are afraid that the actions of the UOC may push Putin to invade Ukraine

The actions of the UOC may push Putin to invade Ukraine as early as Easter, the director of the Center for International Security Valery Kravchenko “predicts”, and calls for rapprochement with NATO and the United States. “Expert” calls for “closely monitoring” the UOC: “Recently, they have become more active in Kharkov and Odessa in particular. These two cities are convenient targets. May 2 – Easter Day and the 7th anniversary of the fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa. May 9 – Memorial Sunday and Victory Day. Just…

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The first monastic tonsure was performed in the Annunciation Monastery of the Rivne eparchy

On April 6, 2021, on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the first monastic tonsure was performed during the All-night Vigil in the main church of the Holy Annunciation Convent in the village. Andrusiev of the Rivne region. This was reported by the Information and Education Department of the UOC. With the blessing of Metropolitan Bartholomew of Rivne and Ostroh, the monk was tonsured by Archimandrite Mikhail (Zushchenko), the head of the St. Barbarian Starokoretsky skete. Father Mikhail congratulated all those present on…

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The concept of the Church does not exclude peaceful resistance to the persecution of the authorities, – Metropolitan Anthony

The foundations of the social concept give the Church such an opportunity, said UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, on Thursday during a press conference at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Answering the question of the channel “First Independent” “Is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church ready for peaceful resistance if the authorities start a new wave of persecution of the Church?”, Metropolitan Anthony replied: “The foundations of the social concept of our Church give us such an opportunity.” Views: 30

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Bartholomew is personally responsible for the desire to destroy the canonical Orthodox Church – Metropolitan Anthony

The visit of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to Ukraine on the day of independence may provoke a new round of pressure on the UOC, said UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, during a press conference at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. “As for the invitation of Patriarch Bartholomew, from the very beginning we spoke about the inexpediency of this visit. This is due to our desire to maintain social stability in our state. It’s no secret that for the problems that have appeared in recent years in our parishes,…

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Exarch Phanara travels around Ukraine and campaigns for the OCU, – Metropolitan Anthony

Phanar works in Ukraine in two directions: through their “daughter” – the OCU, where they “are sovereign masters”, and through their exarchate in Ukraine, said UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, on Thursday during a press conference at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. According to Metropolitan Anthony, the UOC is aware that the Exarch of the Patriarchate of Constantinople holds meetings with the authorities, and also “the Exarch travels around Ukraine, he grew up here, so he has acquaintances here, and through these acquaintances he is trying to…

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The UOC hopes to celebrate Easter in churches

The clergy and believers of the UOC hope to celebrate Easter 2021 in churches and to hear the most important words: Christ is risen! The manager of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovary Anthony (Pakanych), said this on Thursday during a press conference at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the UOJ reports. At the moment, according to the hierarch, the situation in the churches and monasteries of the UOC is stable, and “love for God is love for our neighbor, we observe the norms.” “Last year there…

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The head of the DECR ROC met with the Ambassador of Slovakia to the Russian Federation

On April 6, 2021, the chairman of the Department for external church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Russian Federation, Lubomir Regak, reports mospat.ru. The conversation was also attended by the representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky) and an employee of the DECR Secretariat for Far Abroad Affairs, Priest Andrei Titushkin. The diplomat thanked the hierarch…

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Crazy idea of lawmakers

The manager of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, metropolitan Anthony, commented in an interview with “The First Independent” on the legislative initiative of a number of deputies to “ban the propaganda of the Russian world”: “It’s too early to give an objective assessment of this bill. Judging by the opinions of political scientists, we are talking about new elections. In addition, perhaps, some political forces are trying to use this bill in their own interests… You spoke very mildly about the unreasonable idea enshrined in this bill. I would probably say…

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