Two men attempt to steal relics of Great Martyr Paraskeva from Zaporozhye church

September 20, 2017. Two men were detained early this morning at about 1:40 AM at St. Andrew’s Orthodox Cathedral in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye for attempted robbery, especially of the relics of the Great Martyr Paraskeva of Iconium which had been brought to the city the day before, reports the Melitopol-based Mestnie Novosti (Local News). The two men […]

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In Khmelnitsky region non-canonical church proponents obstruct construction of UOC church

September 2, 2017. In the town of Volochisk in the Khmelnitsky region, non-canonical church proponents demand to forbid the construction of a UOC church. Several priests of the Kiev Patriarchate call on the residents to obstruct the building of the church in every possible way. At the same time, they film their illegal actions and post them on Facebook. According […]

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Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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In Rovno region non-canonical church adherents start manhunt of the beaten UOC priest

August 30, 2017. A scandal involving a fight between a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate broke out in the village of Povcha in Dubno district of Rivne region (Ukraine). After the incident, the priest of the UOC appealed to the police and verified battery-induced injuries, yet the KP representatives accused him of […]

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Director of St. Petersburg orthodox pilgrimage center attacked by unknown assailants

August 29, 2017. Director General of St. Petersburg’s St. Athanasius the Athonite Pilgrimage Center Evgeny Vorontsov and his assistant were injured in a recent attack by unknown assailants with rubber-bullet pistols. The occurred on Nevsky Prospekt, one of the main roads in St. Petersburg, a source within law enforcement reported to RIA-Novosti. “On August 28, three unknown men entered the […]

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