Conference call on Ukrainian aut...

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, (1-3 p.m. EST), the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will be hosting the first-ever na...

Message of Patriarch Kirill of M...

His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch оf Constantinople Your Holiness, It was with the feeling of great pain, astonishment and indignation that I rea...

“The nesting dolls of the ...

Paraphrasing Luke the Evangelist in Acts 10:37, we could ask, “Do you know what happened in the whole country of Rus’?” The Patri...

“What’s most important rig...

On January 9, Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus met with Borys Humeniuk, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Cyprus. According to the Cypriot media, whi...

The granting of the tomos of aut...

The tomos of autocephaly, signed by Patriarch Bartholomew on January 5, was given to Metropolitan Epifaniy at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in I...

For Patriarch John X of Antioch,...

Recent events in Ukraine have been a source of anxiety, not only because of the disunity they cause in the Orthodox world, but also because in this...

The Georgia Patriarchate may rec...

According to the Romfea agency, it seems that the Orthodox Church of Georgia will recognize the new Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The Holy Synod...

Draft statutes of the Orthodox C...

The site of the Ukrainian newspaper Pravda has published the draft statutes (in Greek) of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine, proposed by the Patri...

Confusion before the “Unif...

In the Orthodox world, everyone is waiting with hope or concern for the of the Unification Council meeting to be held this coming Saturday in Kyiv....

“It may not be too late fo...

On the eve of the “Unification Council” in Ukraine, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk published the following reflections:...

Uncertain future for Russian Ort...

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople revoked the Tomos (Decree) which placed the Russian Orthodox parishes of Western Europe under its jur...

“What would one say if Put...

Speaking to the members of the Interreligious Council of Russia on December 6, Patriarch Kirill said the following on the issue of Ukrainian autoce...

President Poroshenko will be pre...

According to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU), Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be present at the Unification Council t...

“Ukraine – Orthodoxy: The ...

Italian journalist Daniela Sala, of the bi-monthly Roman Catholic magazine Il Regno, interviewed Father Jivko Panev on November 15. The interview i...

President Poroshenko’s adv...

The official communiqué on the granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church and the date of the Unification Council will be published on Novembe...

Protests by the monastic communi...

The monastic community of the Holy Dormition-Pochaev Lavra protested against the cancellation of the legal act that allowed them to use this proper...

Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia...

Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia and Bar (Ukrainian Orthodox Church) declared that he remains a hierarch of the Canonical Church, despite articles ...

“Sanctions will be applied...

Disciplinary sanctions will be applied to the members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who join the process of granting the autocephaly to the Orth...

BBC interview with pro-Ukrainian...

Please find here the text of the full interview given on November 16 to the BBC by Metropolitan Sophroniy  of Cherkasy and Kaniv, one of the two bi...

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France ...

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Patriarchate of Constantinople) arrived in Kyiv on November 15 to help prepare a Unification Council. The Constant...

Forty priests in Vinnytsia (Ukra...

Forty priests in the city of Vinnytsia (Ukraine) spoke out against the attitude of their Metropolitan Simeon, who refused to sign the declaration o...

November 13 Statement of the Ass...

On November 13, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine presided the session of the Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, w...

“The unity of the Church i...

On the website of the Serbian Orthodox Church, dated November 5, 2018, Bishop Irinej of Bačka (Serbian Orthodox Church) made the following comments...

Coordination and Cooperation bil...

On November 3, 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was warmly welcomed by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar. On this occas...

“In my opinion the only so...

In an interview with the Tass Russian News Agency, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church) states it is necessary to contin...

BBC interview with Archbishop Jo...

Archbishop Job of Telmessos (Ecumenical Patriarchate) was interviewed by the BBC about the Ukrainian ecclesial question. The full text of the inter...

Romanian website reveals two rea...

The site of the Orthodox Church of Moldova (Moscow Patriarchate), referring to the Romanian sources of the site G4Media, mentions that the Orthodox...

April 7, 1997 Patriarch Bartholo...

The Greek site Romfea just published the letter sent by Patriarch Bartholomew to Patriarch Alexei II of Moscow on April 7, 1997. In it, he takes no...

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