Honorable Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) Filaret has set a date for an urgent local council, during which he wants to officially resume the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
If the conditions set out in the tomos are not violated, if the church does not revise or amend it, revoking the tomos is off the table.
Since the Tomos of Autocephaly was granted to Ukraine, 320 parishes have joined Ukraine's independent Orthodox Church.
Members of the Holy Community of Mount Athos commented on Russia’s pressure on Athos connected with granting of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU).
More than 100 of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy (UOC-MP) parishes have converted into Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU).
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has endorsed the religious communities conversion law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on Jan. 17, 2019.
Archbishop of Cyprus said he knows about Metropolitan Epiphanius’ wish to establish communion and expressed his agreement. He also mentioned that Epiphanius had already been to Cyprus, is familiar with the local situation and fluent in Greek.
Head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) Epiphanius calls for putting no pressure on those who want to stay with the Russian Orthodox Church and hopes that good relations will be eventually restored.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchy will lose its legal entity right unless it renames itself as Russian Orthodox Church.
Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) Metropolitan Epiphanius stressed that the Ukrainian church is not subordinated to Istanbul.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the religious communities conversion law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada today.
Verkhovna Rada has adopted the draft law No. 4128-d defining the conversion mechanism for religious communities.
Russian president Putin believes the creation of Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) legitimizes schismatic communities with the followers of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate being harrassed.
Ukraine Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy is neither going to leave Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra nor take church treasures to Russia.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko calls on Ukrainians to "ignore Moscow’s instructions" and not to seek for the absence of autocephaly in Tomos.
As much as five parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) joined the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) last weekend alone.
Bill No. 5309 obliging religious communities to indicate in their names the subordination to aggressor state-based Church, if any, has no direct relevance to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) but by rejecting the law, this Church recognized its dependence on the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Ecumenical Patriarch is to hand in the Tomos of Autocephaly to the future primate of the local Orthodox Church in Ukraine in Constantinople on Jan. 6, 2019.