Dnipro mayor threatens UOC with blocked temple doors and dug-up roads

April 14, 2020. Boris Filatov addressed the clergy regarding the upcoming Easter holidays in quarantine. Dnipro Mayor Boris Filatov warned the clergy of the Dnipropetrovsk Eparchy of the UOC that if they want to “risk the health of people” at Easter, then the city authorities will ensure that they receive “a full range of measures” – including water and electricity […]

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Metropolitan of Montenegro and multiple clerics detained by police after celebrating Palm Sunday

April 13, 2020. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church) and his concelebrating clergy were detained by police yesterday, Sunday, April 12, after celebrating Liturgy for the Great Feast of Palm Sunday at a monastery in Zlatica, a suburb of the capital city of Podgorica. Several priests were also detained after celebrating Liturgy in the city’s Cathedral of […]

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Comment on defamation about quarantine violation in the Holy Spirit Cathedral of Chernivtsi

April 13, 2020. Metropolitan Meletiy commented on a fake circulated by some media about quarantine violation on Palm Sunday in the Holy Spirit Cathedral of Chernivtsi (Ukraine). There were a few people inside the Holy Spirit Church of Chernivtsi on Palm Sunday, and 10 police officers monitored the quarantine in the yard of the cathedral, Metropolitan Meletiy (Yegorenko) of Chernivtsi […]

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Greek Church petitions to be allowed to serve Liturgy, lawyers seeking to annul order to ban Church services

March 27, 2020. Although the Greek Orthodox Church earlier agreed to limit its services to just one-hour Divine Liturgies on Sundays, the state was not content, and on March 16 it banned all services until March 30, in an effort to contain the highly contagious coronavirus. However, while understanding the need to protect the faithful and all people, the Church […]

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