Category Archives: Ukraine

The believers were beaten, insulted and thrown out from their church into the street by the supporters of the OCU.

March 3, 2019 – The believers of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Churchwere insulted, beaten and thrown out from the Holy Transfiguration Church in Gnezdychno, Ternopol, into the street by the supporters of the OCU,  reports the Information and Education Department of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Church. In the morning, the representatives of the OCU used the church for their worship […]

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The clergy of the Ukranian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has been called for a “private” conversation with the Securite Bureau of Ukraine to discuss the possibilities to have alternating worship services with representatives of the newly formed religious organization in the church that the activists of the latter organisation has been failing to seize since February 17, 2019.

March 1, 2019 – The Security Bureau of Ukraine (SBU) has had a “private” conversation with the dean of Yasenia district, priest Vitaliy Kemin, about the tense situation around the Most Holy Theotokos’ Church in Yasenia, and, in the adjacent room, with the rector of the latter church, priest Alexander Gasparovich, reports the Legal Department of the Ukranian Orthodox Church […]

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Representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeals to international organization over facts of mass violations of rights of believers in Ukraine

In connection with mass violations of human rights in Ukraine and a real threat of escalation of the religious conflicts in the country, Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, head of the UOC representation to the European international organizations, recorded a video-appeal to officials of the United Nations Organization, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, European Union and a number of […]

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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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