message for Great Lent 2019

Metropolitan Onuphrius expresses support for persecuted faithful of Montenegro, Serbian and Ukrainian hierarchs concelebrate on the transfiguration

On the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, His Grace Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Transfiguration Church of the Monastery of Sts. Cyril and Methodius near the village of Kolašin by invitation of the local ruling hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

“We pray that the Lord may help us together heal the wounds caused to the Church”

In an interview with the Romfea agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk talked about his recent trip to Greece and his meetings with the Greek bishops, about the relationship between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Constantinople Patriarchate, as well as about the situation in Ukraine.


Comments by the Secretariat of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, on the letter sent by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to Archbishop Anastasios of Albania on February 20, 2019, and published by the Patriarchate of Constantinople

On March 9, 2019, the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on their official website, a letter sent by His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Albania, in reply to his letter on the Ukrainian question.

Patriarcat de Kiev

Metropolitan Joasaph of the new autocephalous Church of Ukraine: “I cannot keep silent!”

An open letter from Metropolitan Joasaph (Shibaev) of Belgorod and Oboiansk (new autocephalous Church of Ukraine) with the title “I cannot keep silent!” was published on April 3rd, on the “Kyiv Patriarchate” official website, with the blessing of the “honorary patriarch” Filaret (Denisenko).

“The Church of Greece cannot contest the Ukrainian autocephaly”

His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos, considered as one of the Orthodox Church’s foremost theologians today, published the letter he sent to the Church of Greece Holy Synod, in which he expresses his views on how the Church of Greece should respond to the decisions made by Patriarchate Bartholomew in Ukraine.