Thousands of people gathered in Tbilisi supported their Patriarch

At a meeting of many thousands, which gathered today in Tbilisi in connection with the anniversary of the tragic events of 1989, the singer Gia Gachechiladze addressed the audience, in support of the Patriarch. “Now a targeted attack is underway on the Church and the Patriarch, mud and lies are poured on him, dozens of people are brought in, provocations are being arranged near the building of the Patriarchate! Let’s show them that there are more of us, that Georgia is us, and not a bunch of politicizing schismatics.” Because…

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Metropolitan of Spain attended Catholic Easter Vigil in Madrid

On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Metropolitan Bessarion of Spain and Portugal attended the Easter Vigil of the Roman Catholic Church in the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid at the invitation of Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid, thus returning the fraternal visit that he made the week before at the enthronement of the new Metropolitan of Spain and Portugal. Metropolitan Bessarion was warmly welcomed by the Cardinal and other members of the curia. The Metropolitan had the opportunity to admire the Neo-Byzantine style icons…

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Patriarch of Serbia: Satisfied with cooperation of Church with Office for Kosovo, Metohija

Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia received Petar Petkovic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 8, 2021, informs orthodoxtimes. Patriarch Porfirije expressed satisfaction with the cooperation of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, especially in relation to the support of churches and monasteries that are important for all who live there, because in them priests, monks and nuns pray daily for peace and well-being people. The Patriarch especially emphasized…

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The text of the parliamentary appeal to President Kuchma with a request to transfer the Lavra to the UOC is published

Former Metropolitan of the UOC Alexander Drabinko published the text of the appeal of the deputies of the parliamentary faction of the Communist Party of Ukraine dated July 12, 2001, in which the parliamentarians ask the head of state Leonid Kuchma to transfer the complex of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra to the use of the canonical UOC. Adam Martynyuk headed the list of signatories. “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is the historical church of our people, which received the Holy Orthodox Faith from Constantinople a thousand years ago and preserved…

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New female monastic community in honor of saint equaap. Princess Olga appeared in the Cherkasy diocese

In the Cherkasy region, with the blessing of Archbishop Feodosiy of Cherkasy and Kanev, another female monastic community was established in honor of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Princess Olga, the Information and Educational Department of the UOC reports. The community consists of a group of sisters in Christ, some of whom will take monastic tonsure in the near future (during this Great Lent). The community settled in the village. Pleskachovka, Smelyansky district, not far from the existing St. Alekseevsky monastery of the Cherkasy diocese. The abbot of the monastery, Archimandrite Alexy…

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In Zhytomyr, the “bishop” of the OCU served for the repose of the deceased Catholic bishop

The website of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese of the RCC has published photoes of the farewell of the Catholic flock and clergy of Zhytomyr with the deceased Bishop Jan Purvinsky. Together with the Catholic believers who said goodbye to the bishop day and night in the church of St. Sophia, the photo shows the representative of the OCU “Bishop” Paisiy Kukharchuk, who joined the requiem service. “Bishop Paisiy… together with other priests also came to pray at the tomb, because he personally knew and maintained friendly relations with Bishop Jan,” the…

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The Supreme Court refused to return the state registration to the UOC community in Sutkivtsi

On April 6, 2021, a meeting of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court was held to consider case No. 910/10011/19 at the suit of representatives of the UOC community from Sutkivtsi of the Khmelnytsky region. The community, despite the absence of a majority in the parish for a change of jurisdiction, is one of those whose subordination was changed in favor of the OCU. As reported on the OCU`s Facebook page, the court refused to appeal to the UOC community. In the two years since the start of the…

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