Patriarch of Georgia sent birthday wishes to Patriarch Bartholomew

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, sent a congratulations letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, dated March 1, 2021, on the 81st birthday of the Patriarch of Constantinople. “On behalf of the Georgian Orthodox Church and myself, I congratulate you on your birthday. I wish you a long and successful ministry for the benefit of the Orthodoxy in Your highest and most respected ministry. Your experience is especially important in these difficult times, full of challenges. In addition, I would like to thank you warmly for your greeting and gift,” wrote Catholicos-Patriarch…

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Why is Kuraev lying about the situation in Abkhazia?

The trump card of the phanariots in Georgia and the Georgian nationalists is the alleged intention of the ROC to take Abkhazia away from the Georgian Church. Despite the fact that the ROC has repeatedly stated that Abkhazia is the territory of the GOC. Therefore, the other day, Andrei Kuraev came to the aid of the propaganda of Georgian nationalists. Georgian bishops and priests have not had access to Abkhazia since 1993, and the Ukrainian brainchild of Phanar “the OCU” was established in 2019. What prevented the ROC from taking…

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The hierarch of the OCU proposes to “give time” to the Serbian Patriarch “to become worthy of this throne”

“Bishop” of the OCU Viktor Bed considers that it is necessary to give a certain time so that the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac, the 46th Patriarch of Serbia Porfirije took his position and was able to properly understand it and be suitable and worthy for it… ”. Thus, the representative of the OCU reacted to the statement of the new Serbian Patriarch that the Phanar violated the canons by intervening in the church problem in Ukraine. The scandalous hierarch wrote about it on Facebook. “Moreover, a…

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Parishioner of the UOC-KP in the USA called on the former secretary of the vicariate Viktor Polyarny to repent

Ivan Kovaliv, a parishioner of the vicariate of the UOC-KP in the USA, addressed an open letter to the former head of the vicariate Viktor Polyarny. The author calls on his abbot to repent of his attempt to withdraw from the Kyiv Patriarchate and to declare Filaret’s structure in the United States as belonging to the OCU, according to Facebook. “Further, you, in my opinion, in an unacceptable form for your spiritual dignity, humiliate the dignity of another cleric of the Vicariate – Fr. Bohdan Zgoba – giving arguments that…

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The cleric of the OCU said that he attacked the Lavra of the UOC twice and will do it again

The chaplain of the OCU in the Kyiv regional nationalist brotherhood, the “priest” of the church in Kyiv Sergei Tkachuk that he twice participated in the attacking of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and intends to repeat this action. He wrote it on Facebook. Thus, he reacted to the assumption whether he intends to go to the UOC with repentance. “Aha! I attacked the Kyiv Lavra twice and I will do it for the third time! And the enemies of Ukraine and FSC agents in robes will have to repent,” Tkachuk promises.…

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The Church Court upheld the decision on the ban from holding services of Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev

The ecclesiastical court found no grounds for revising the decision on the the ban from holding services of Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev. This is stated in the decision of the Diocesan Court of Moscow in the case No. 53-57-2021 of the supernumerary cleric of Moscow, Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, published on the website of the Moscow eparchy. “The Eparchial Church Court of Moscow <…>, having studied the petition for reconsideration of case No. 50-54-2020 from Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, the Eparchial Church Court of Moscow did not find reasons for such a reconsideration…

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The ROC rep commented on the opening of a criminal case against a resident of the Ternopil region, who criticized the OCU

A criminal case was opened against a resident of the Ternopil region, who criticized the OCU on social networks, for “inciting sectarian hatred,” and insulting believers and representatives of the canonical UOC in the media has long become the norm, the chairman of the ROC Synodal Department for Church Relations with society and the media Vladimir Legoyda writes in his Telegram channel. In particular, a resident of Ternopil spoke about the “bishops” of the OCU as self-sacred, and wrote about this structure as a whole: “… The very same lie…

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SBU opened a criminal case against a Ukrainian who criticized the OCU

Near Ternopil, the SBU has prosecuted a local resident for inciting religious hatred due to critical posts about the OCU, Klymenko Time reports. In the city of Zbarazh, Ternopil region, the police received materials by mail from the Security Service of Ukraine, which pointed to the “incitement of religious hatred” by a resident of one of the surrounding villages. The blame for everything was his posts about the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the newspaper writes. As reported, information about this was included in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations of…

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Entrance to Romanian Orthodox monastery set on fire in Jerusalem

On March 1, 2021, unidentified persons set fire to the entrance to the monastery of the Romanian Orthodox Church near the religious Jewish quarter in Jerusalem, according to the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Some religious Orthodox Jews are suspected of the attacks. The priest from the representation of the Romanian Church managed to put out the fire in time. This act of vandalism against the Romanian monastery in Jerusalem is the fourth in a month. The Christian community in Jerusalem condemned such acts of vandalism, “offending the…

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Serbian Patriarch is self-isolated

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije will be self-isolated after contact with a priest infected with COVID-19, the Serbian Orthodox Church reported. “With the condition that that in the previous days he was in contact with a priest who was diagnosed with a mild form of COVID-19, His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, Mr. Porfirije, on the recommendation of doctors, will spend the coming days in isolation,” the SOC Synod said. orthodoxianewsagency.gr Views: 190

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