The MP of the ruling party promotes the law on Chaplaincy blessed by the head of his “native” OCU

The deputy from the “Servant of the People” party, Svyatoslav Yurash, on his Facebook page spoke about the preparation of a bill on chaplaincy in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as discussing the document with representatives of the OCU and receiving a blessing from the head of this structure, the Information and Educational Department of the UOC reports. The people’s choice said that at the request of the AUCCRO he turned to the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence Oleksandr…

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It is the utmost hypocrisy and cynicism of OCU to build a religious organization on the coffins of soldiers, – cleric of the UOC

The funeral of the ATO Warriors became a convenient platform for political propaganda on the part of the OCU representatives. The secretary of the Chernivtsi-Bukovina eparchy of the UOC, Archimandrite Nikita (Storozhuk), speaks about this in his video message. “The funeral of the ATO Warriors has become a convenient platform for political propaganda. The more funeral, the more the chaplains of the OCU will be able to tell about Putin, Kirill, nationalization, deportation to Siberia of all low-quality Ukrainians, etc. … in these words there is neither Christ, nor the…

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(UA) «Ієрарх» ПЦУ обурений, що віруючі УПЦ будують нові храми замість захоплених

“Metropolitan” of the OCU Dimitriy Rudyuk is outraged by the fact that the believers of the UOC “are building new churches in the villages that are already divided,” and is defending their rights in the courts. He expressed this opinion in an interview, writes Religiyna Pravda. According to the “Metropolitan”, the churches of the UOC in the villages, which are being built instead of the captured OCU, are being built for the money of the oligarchs. “I associate this with their financial support. The well-known deputy Novinsky directs all his…

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UOC is the largest denomination in Ukraine: statistical data

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a religious organization with the largest number of parishes in all regions of the country. According to Podrobnosti, this was stated by Sergei Bortnik, Doctor of Theology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), Master of International Information at the KNU named after Shevchenko, professor of the Kiev Theological Academy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, analyzing summary data on the leading confessions of the “Kiev Tradition”. “In the current discussions about the prospects of the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine, we need to appeal to the statistics…

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В Украине до сих пор не отменен закон, дискриминирующий УПЦ, – митрополит Иларион

Under President Volodymyr Zelensky, the implementation of the law on renaming the UOC, which under Petro Poroshenko, the authorities were going to forcibly rename the largest confession of Ukraine – the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – into the “Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine”, was suspended, but the law itself has not been canceled. This was stated by the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, according to the communication service of the DECR. The hierarch recalled that during Petro Poroshenko’s presidency, a…

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I am rotting alive for schism, for throwing mud at the Mother Church – Hierodeacon Cyprian

The video repentance of one of the representatives of the right-wing radical schism, Hierodeacon Cyprian (Pavel Kosolapov), was published on the Akaphist YouTube channel. “Forgive me, I am rotting alive for the schism, for throwing mud at the Mother Church,” repents Hierodeacon Cyprian. He sincerely regrets his unauthorized departure from the canonical Church, and that he spread slander on the ROC priesthood on the Internet. Views: 540

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The OCU activist who attacked a UOC believer will pay for assault, – court

The believer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the village of Mnyshyn, Rivne region, won a court case against her fellow villager, a supporter of the OCU, who beat her during an interfaith confrontation near the Holy Protection Church in 2019, reports UOJ. On April 13, 2021, the Demydiv District Court held another hearing of the lawsuit filed by Liubov Lishchuk, a regent of the Holy Protection Church of the UOC, regarding her beating on May 12, 2019. “On that day, the churchyard turned into a battlefield,” said the victim.…

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The authorities promise the Greeks to let them into churches for Easter

Archbishop Jeronyme of Athens and All Hellas arrived at the opening of the exhibition “Looking at Freedom: In the Parliament of Greece Two Hundred Years Later”, where he met with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. They discussed how they would serve in churches during the Easter period, reports orthodoxianewsagency.gr. “We have found a solution, we have agreed with the Prime Minister, we do not want outrage in society. The measures will be respected, but there will be more freedom. I think we will have the opportunity to celebrate…

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The court ruled illegal to close the proceedings on the complaint of the priest of the UOC in Zolochiv

On April 12, 2021, the investigating judge of the Zolochiv District Court overturned the decision of the regional police department in Zolochiv, which closed a criminal case on incitement to hatred against the family of priest Maksym Yoenko. The Union of Orthodox Lawyers (SPA) announced this in Telegram. The investigating judge considered the complaint of the family of Father Maksym against the decision of the Zolochiv police to close the case on incitement of religious hatred and hatred towards the priest’s family, demands for deprivation of private property and expulsion…

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Representatives of the OCU entered the church in the village Keleberda

The Transfiguration temple, located in the village Keleberda of the community of Horishni Plavni, finally passed to the disposal of the representatives of the OCU. This is reported by the local media. On April 18, 2021, after the UOC community left the premises, a “divine service” was held there, led by the representative of the OCU in the Kremenchug region, Volodymyr Makogon. As the photo shows, there were few participants involved for such a solemn event. As previously reported, the temple in Keleberda is the private property of a local…

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