Category Archives: physical assault

The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has issued an official statement about the current situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

April 3, 2019 – The heads of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have convened for a session. In the result, an official statement, explaining the current situation and the Church’s position, has been issued. The document informs about discrimination and violation of the rights of the believers, a criminal persecution of a priest who protects the rights of faithful and […]

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The activists of the OCU applied physical force against the faithful; the local media used this provocation to write a case against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 17, 2019 – Archbishop of Vinnitsa Varasnophy (the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox  Church) reports in his facebook page: “All Vinnitsa media write about the fact that the door (of the church- ed.) was broken down  and a glass was smashed in Luka Meleshkovskoy. But it all started with the fact that they (supporters of the OCU – ed.) locked father […]

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Interview with victims of the recent seizure of a Holy Protection Church and with Brian S. Brown, a president of the World Congress of Families, who visited the place of the incident.

March 14, 2019 – The Press Service of the Vicar of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl, interviewed the victims of the recent seizure of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church in the village of Kurozvany (Rivno region). Also, Brian S. Brown , who visited the village, gave his comments about […]

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Sunday Divine Liturgy was prevented and the church hijacked in the presence of Local Authorities and the police.

March 10, 2019 – Supporters of the OCU prevented Divine Liturgy and seized the St. Archangel Michael Church in the village of Berezhnitsa, Chernovtsy region, in presence of the police and the head of a village, reports the press service of the Chernovtsy-Bukovina Diocese of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) on its Facebook page; translated by Union of Orthodox […]

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The believers were beaten, insulted and thrown out from their church into the street by the supporters of the OCU.

March 3, 2019 – The believers of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Churchwere insulted, beaten and thrown out from the Holy Transfiguration Church in Gnezdychno, Ternopol, into the street by the supporters of the OCU,  reports the Information and Education Department of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Church. In the morning, the representatives of the OCU used the church for their worship […]

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