Category Archives: Ukraine

Holy Trinity Church in the city of Rzhischev (Ukraine) arsoned

December 11, 2018. The Holy Trinity Church in the city of Rzhischev in the Kiev Province of Ukraine, of the Belotserkov Diocese of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church was set ablaze in the morning, December 9, leaving the doors completely burned and the iconography damaged, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The parish rector Fr. George Gichki left […]

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Metropolitan Mitrofan, an Ukrainian citizen, was also denied the right to enter Ukraine

December 10, 2018 – The official website of the Gorlovka and Slavyansk Diocese confirmed that Metropolitan Mitrofan (Nikitin) of Gorlovka and Slavyansk Diocese (a clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate, and an Ukrainian citizen) was also denied the right to cross the demarcation line around some eastern territories in Ukraine through the official entry-exit checkpoint by the Security Service of […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Synod says its episcopate, parishioners pressured, persecuted

December 7, 2018. The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) said its bishops, other clerics and parishioners were being pressured following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on November 13. “Following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which took place on November 13, 2018, pressure has been put on and groundless criminal prosecution […]

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Rivne Diocesan building vandalized following Ukrainian-Russian naval incident

November 27, 2018. The diocesan administration building of the Rivne Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was vandalized last night, with provocative slogans being painted on the walls, reports the diocesan website. The Rivne Diocese is among those that have officially expressed their support for the canonical Ukrainian Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All […]

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The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted searches at the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate)

November 30, 2018. On the morning of November 30, The Ukrainian Security Service began to search through the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) , reports the Security Service site. “The Ukrainian Security Service is conducting searches at the place of residence of the head […]

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