June 23, 2018. The Supreme Court reviewed the case of the Sretensky temple (the Church of the Presentation of the Lord) not in favor of the believers of the Gorlovka eparchy of UOC. On June 19, the judicial panel of the Supreme Court, reversing the decisions of previous courts, decided to refuse the claims of the Gorlovka eparchy of the […]» Read more
Category Archives: property rights
June 21, 2018. Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued an order, dated May […]» Read more
May 18, 2018. On May 16, the Holy Righteous Anna community of vlg. Kuty of the Ternopol eparchy of the UOC won a lawsuit in the court. As a UOJ correspondent reports, the community of the UOC asked to remove obstacles in using the temple seized by representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate. According to the rector of the community Protopriest Igor […]» Read more
May 8, 2018. The head of the UOC KP said that the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Lavras are state property, and “there is no other option” except to hand them over to the SLC “by law.” He stated this in an interview published on the website of the UOC KP. Filaret stressed that he was going to run for the head […]» Read more
Archbishop Eulogius of Sumy and Akhtyrka asked Ukrainian President to protect Trinity Cathedral in Sumy from seizure .
March 29, 2018. Archbishop Eulogius of Sumy and Akhtyrka has sent a letter to Petro Poroshenko. In his message to the Head of State, the archbishop expressed concern over the intentions of the leadership of the UOC KP to initiate the seizure of the Trinity Cathedral, the Bishop’s seat, reports the press service of the Sumy eparchy on March 29. […]» Read more