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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The Kyiv Patriarchate sent another claim to the ECHR

Representatives of the liquidated “Kyivan Patriarchate” sent another one claim to the European Court of Human Rights. This time it concerns the decision of the then head of the Ministry of Culture Yevgeny Nyshchuk on the statutory documents of the UOC-KP. This was reported on Facebook by the head of the legal department of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Neonila Tkachenko. “A second claim was sent to the European Court of Human Rights regarding the unlawful decision of ex-Minister of Culture Yevgeny Nyshchuk on the “termination” of previous decisions on the registration…

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The OCU speaker dislikes the trial of Kuraev

“Archbishop” Yevstratiy Zorya commented on the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the consecration of Phanar`s hierarch Andrew (Sofianopoulos), which was attended by Zorya as “bishop” of the OCU. Zorya expressed his thoughts on his Facebook. As reported, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on April 13 expressed condolences for the participation of a person who does not have canonical ordination in the consecration of the hierarch of the Church of Constantinople. “After reading the “Journal No. 10” of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox…

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Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Ukraine to Serbia

On April 14, 2021, Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia received Alexander Alexandrovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Serbia, at the Patriarchal residence, reports Spc.rs. Patriarch Porfirije spoke about the closeness of Serbs and Ukrainians. Alexander Alexandrovich also gave several examples of historical, cultural and religious ties between peoples, and also noted that among the peacekeepers guarding Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and Metohija, there were also Ukrainian soldiers. The Deputy Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Serbia Mark Martynyuk and the head of the Chancellery of…

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The Greek education as another one factor of schism

The Greek Ministry of Education is considering the possibility of phasing out a number of Church higher education institutions in Greece. Of course, this will be painful for the Church of Greece, as well as for the Churches of Constantinople, Cyprus, Albania, Jerusalem, Alexandria and some other Churches. But we need to recognize one important factor: it was the Greek theological educational institutions that became the hotbed for the spread of the doctrine of “primacy without equals” of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In these schools, the people are forged who…

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