Category Archives: Ukraine

Bishops of Local Orthodox Churches express support to Lviv diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church over arson attack on Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv

February 6, 2018. Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lviv and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches. On February 3, a letter from Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) came, in which he condemned the actions of […]

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Ukrainian Security Service opens case against priest for posting St. George Ribbon on Facebook

February 8, 2018. The Security Service of Ukraine initiated an administrative case against cleric of the Vinnitsa Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Doctor of Theology Hieromonk Ioann (Kurmoyarov), who posted a card in Facebook depicting St. George ribbon on May 9, 2017. Fr. John explained that he had posted an image of the card on his Facebook […]

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Radicalists set on fire the church of the UOC of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

February 3, 2018. In Sikhov residential area in Lviv, the church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church  (Moscow Patriarchate)  of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was set on fire by radical activists. The fire destroyed the roof lining, a 100-square-meter wood covering, the floor and the church implements. In connection with the incident, Archbishop Filaret of Lviv and Galicia stated that it was […]

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The Holy Protection Church of Moscow Patriarcate robbed and desecrated in Odessa region.

10 January, 2017. On Wednesday night, the Holy Protection Church of the city of Chernomorsk, Odessa region, was robbed and desecrated, the Odessa diocese informs. Attackers penetrated through the backdoor. The criminals hijacked all the donation boxes and, probably seeing that they did not have the expected amount of money, began to destroy everything in the temple and altar. In […]

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Vandals sprayed with paint the Transfiguration Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Chernigov

January 9, 2017. Unknown painted in red commemorative plaques installed on the walls of the Transfiguration Church in Chernigov (Ukraine). This is reported by TASS with reference to the head of the subcommittee of the Verkhovna Rada on tourism, resorts and recreation Anna Romanova. “The Transfiguration Cathedral, the oldest Orthodox church in Eastern Europe, the cathedral is almost 1000 [years],” […]

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