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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Desecration of St Columba’s grave on Iona

August 7, 2015. Unknown perpetrators desecrated Saint Columba’s grave in Iona (Scotland) as the website of the Express reports. This small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland was a monastic centre in the past and it is the place where Saint Columba is buried after bringing Christianity in Scotland (597 […]

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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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