Category Archives: Ukraine

Village in Dnepropetrovsk Region defends its canonical Orthodox jurisdiction

September 15, 2015. A meeting was organised by a local farmer in the village of Chumaki, Dnepropetrovsk Region (Ukraine) as reports pravoslavie.ru. He tried to cause a division in the community by preventing people going to the canonical Church under Moscow Patriarchate according to the testimony of Aleksandr Ponomarenko, the head of the Zheltovodsk Deanery. The Orthodox Christians of the […]

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Shelling in Gorlovka caused serious damage to an Orthodox diocesan building

August 25, 2015. In the town of Gorlovka in Donetsk region (Ukraine), a building of the Orthodox diocesan administration was damaged during shelling, as reports interfax. According to the press release of the Gorlovka Orthodox Diocese blast and missile pieces damaged the fence, the glazing, the front doors, and the façade of the building. Several five-storey building and two compulsory […]

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Schismatics disrupted a divine celebration and seized an Orthodox church in Ukraine

August 24, 2015. Unidentified persons entered in St.Vladimir’s church in the village of Malye Dmitrovichi, the Obukhov District (the Kiev Region, Ukraine). They interrupted the Divine Liturgy, which was taking place. They called themselves representatives of the local self-defence and they started swearing. Under those circumstances, the rector stopped the celebration and the parishioners left from the church and the […]

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An Orthodox priest is accused of “desecration of the national symbols”

August 20, 2015. Archpriest Vladimir Greben, rector of the Orthodox church of Nativity of the Mother of God in the Verbichno village of the Turiysk district of the Ukraine’s Volhynia region was accused of desecration of the national symbols. Deputy of the Volhynia regional council Alexander Pirozhik (the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda”) appealed to the public prosecutor’s office and the Security […]

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