Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox nuns request president Poroshenko to delimit their monastery from neighbouring prison

August 18, 2015. The Orthodox nuns of St. Haralampius Convent in Hamaliyivka are collecting signatures to petition Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko to demarcate between the convent and the Shostka Correctional Facility № 66 for men, as reports St. Haralampius Convent, which is situated near the village of Hamaliyivka in the Shostka district during the years 1713-1924 could have been […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop objected to the propaganda against traditional family

August 14, 2015. Archbishop Luka of Zaporizhia and Melitopol of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) addressed to the Mayor of Zaporizhia because of an outdoor advertising in municipal property. This advertising was about to show how men “win hatred with love”. The Archbishop expressed the opposition of the faithful Orthodox residents of Zaporizhia and asked from the Mayor to […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church confirms 3 clerics arrested in Donbass

August 12, 2015 President of Mercy Without Borders fund, archpriest Zakharia Kerstyuk has confirmed information on detention in Donbass of clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to Moscow Patriarchate. He posted the confirmation in Facebook. “Ukrainian military used brute force and arrested the nun Varvara (secular name Tatiana Shirolapova), archimandrite Nikon (Alexander Dublyazhenko) and priest Ledonid Mironenko,” father Zakharia […]

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Priest and Nun of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate murdered in Kiev

July 29, 2015, Kiev priest Roman Nikolayev (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate), died of gunshot wounds on Wednesday morning at the age of 40. “The venue of the funeral service and the burial place of the newly departed priest Roman Nikolayev will be reported later,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported on its website. The priest, who was prior […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends messages to Presidents of Russia and Ukraine on the eve of the Day of Baptism of Russia

27 July, on the eve of the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent identical messages to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, and the President of Ukraine, Mr. Petr Poroshenko, in which he expressed his deep concern over the situation […]

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