Category Archives: Ukraine

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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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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