Category Archives: Ukraine

The police unreasonably detained Metropolitan Mitrofan a day after his eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

February 18, 2019 – Metropolitan Mitrofan of Gorlovka and Slavyansk was detained at a checkpoint and escorted to the Slavyansk police department, reports Union of Orthodox Journalist referencing the official website of the Gorlovka eparchy. The incident comes just a day after the Gorlovka eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of […]

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The citizen of Ukraine, Bishop Gedeon has been deprived of his citizenship and deported to the United States, on the day of his participation in the session at the Supreme Court of Ukraine questioning the legitimacy of a Parliament’s directive with respect to a religious issue.

February 14, 2019 – the abbot of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) Desiatinny (Tithe – Ed.) monastery, Bishop Gedeon (Kharon) of Makarov, that was detained at the airport by the Security Service of Ukraine on 13 February, was denied entering Ukraine and was deported to the USA. The bishop was returning from the United States where he told the […]

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The priests of the Chernovtsy eparchy appealed to the local authorities with an open letter, in which they demanded to stop the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) clerics.

January 14, 2019 – The authorities exert pressure on the clergymen of the Gertsa deanery (Chernovtsy eparchy), inducing them to agitate for the Orthodox Church Ukraine. That is said in a statement addressed to the head of the Gertsa District State Administration from Archpriest Longin, vicar of the Holy Ascension Monastery of Bancheny, and Archpriest Pavel Dumitru, dean of the […]

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Bishop Gedeon has been detained in the airport by the Security Service of Ukraine

February 13, 2019 – The Union of Orthodox Journalists reported in the evening that the abbot of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) Desiatinny (Tithe – Ed.) monastery, Bishop Gedeon (Kharon) of Makarov was detained at the Borispol airport and is about to be deported, Protodeacon Anthony, Secretary of Gedeon, told Facebook. The bishop was returning from the United States […]

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The Police applied physical force against believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) siding the provocateurs from the OCU.

February 3, 2019 – Supporters of the OCU have initiated a conflict in front of Holy Transfiguration Church in the village of Gnezdychno (Ternopil region) disrupting the Sunday worship, reports the Information and Education Department of Ukranian Orthodox Chruch (Moscow Patriarchate). The police have applied physical force against the believers of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Church siding the provocateurs. In […]

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