Priests became a suitable target in the information war, according to Metropolitan Luke (Kovalenko)

February 21, 2017 – The Church lives for people and their salvation, while the priests’ duty is to tell about the truth of our faith through love. It was said by Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol on 17 February in the greeting speech to the participants of the seminar, dedicated to today’s challenges and search for new forms of […]

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Authorities of a Nizhny Novgorod village are demanding the demolition of an Orthodox church.

February 20, 2017 – Believers of the Kornirovka ( Nizhny Novgorod region) have had to face administrative barriers from the local authorities. They are demanding the demolition of a chapel, which a local resident built on top of a holy water source. Before the October Revolution, this terrain had a pre-existing church, which a man restored at his own expense. […]

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A priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was physically assaulted in the Odessa oblast

February 20, 2017 – Unknown individuals have committed an attack on the Parish house at the Petropavlovsk cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the village of Vasilievka, Odessa oblast. The evildoers have committed serious physical assault against the Archpriest Alexei Glushko. The priest heard noises at around 3:00 A.M. outside of his home, where […]

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The community of Ukrainian Orthodox Church is not allowed to build a church, despite approval from the court

February 18, 2017 – The Saint-Nicholas community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the village of Veliky Omelyanik, despite a won lawsuit, has received additional administrative problems. Representatives from the Volyn Oblast’s architectural-construction inspection department have disbursed funds for further judicial proceedings, despite the expiry of the legal payment term. The case was transferred to […]

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Orthodox priest brutally murdered in Greece

February 16, 2017. Archimandrite Hierotheos (Kamitsis), who served in the Church of St. George in Penteli, Greece, was found brutally murdered in his home in Gerakas, Greece, just eight miles to the east of Athens. He is originally from the island of Patmos, reports pravoslavie.ru. He was reportedly tied to the bed by his hands and legs, and a pillow […]

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