Addresses and Comments

15.10.2018 14:52

Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East calls for convocation of a Pan-Orthodox Council

Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East calls for convocation of a Pan-Orthodox Council There is no need for discussions ‘on autocephaly issues’ in a situation when the Orthodox world stands in a special need of unity in face of modern challenges and threats. This was stated by Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East during his stay in Serbia on October…
12.10.2018 16:43

Three hierarchs of Bulgarian Orthodox Church make statement on situation in Ukraine

Three hierarchs of Bulgarian Orthodox Church make statement on situation in Ukraine Metropolitans Gabriel of Lovech, John of Varna and Veliki Preslavl and Daniel of Vidin stated their considerations about the alarming situation in which the Orthodox Church in Ukraine has found herself.
09.10.2018 14:14

Metropolitan Hilarion: If the project for Ukrainian autocephaly is carried through, it will mean a tragic and possibly irretrievable schism of the whole Orthodoxy

Metropolitan Hilarion: If the project for Ukrainian autocephaly is carried through, it will mean a tragic and possibly irretrievable schism of the whole Orthodoxy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relation, has given an interview to the Greek newspaper Ethnos tis Kiriakis.
01.10.2018 20:43

His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa: Church does not bow down to politicians

His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa: Church does not bow down to politicians On 30 September 2018, after performing the rite of great consecration of the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in the city of Bolgrad, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa noted in his homily that he had come to Ukraine to show his love and that the Ukrainian Orthodox…
01.10.2018 19:24

Patriarch of Alexandria will inform all the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches about the real ecclesial situation in Ukraine

Patriarch of Alexandria will inform all the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches about the real ecclesial situation in Ukraine On 28 September 2018, after the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Odessa, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa stated that he would do all in his power to inform everyone, all the Primates of the Local Churches, about the situation in…
30.09.2018 23:22

Metropolitan Hilarion: Isolation need not to be feared

Metropolitan Hilarion: Isolation need not to be feared The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) declared on September 25 that it suspends con-celebration with hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate demanded that Constantinople exarchs should leave Kiev.
21.09.2018 10:35

Bishop Irinej of Backa ‘On Inaccuracies of Ecclesial and Journalistic Statements on Ukraine’

Bishop Irinej of Backa ‘On Inaccuracies of Ecclesial and Journalistic Statements on Ukraine’ Bishop Irinej (Bulovic) of Backa, a hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, believes that the unilateral granting of autocephaly to Ukraine by the Patriarchate of Constantinople will destroy the unity of the Orthodox world.
14.09.2018 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion: The decision to suspend the liturgical mention of the Patriarch of Constantinople does not imply breaking off the Eucharistic communion

Metropolitan Hilarion: The decision to suspend the liturgical mention of the Patriarch of Constantinople does not imply breaking off the Eucharistic communion On September 12, 2018, after an urgent meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod to discuss the urgent situation caused by an unlawful invasion of the Patriarch of Constantinople in the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, there was s briefing for journalists.
14.09.2018 19:57

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev: Our Church has all attributes of independence

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev: Our Church has all attributes of independence The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has everything necessary for carrying out its service to God and to people, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine said in his exclusive interview for Morning on Inter TV programme.
14.09.2018 10:35

Polish Orthodox Church states that there must be no haste with regard to the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in order not to deepen the schism

Polish Orthodox Church states that there must be no haste with regard to the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in order not to deepen the schism The Polish Orthodox Church confirmed it position expressed at the Bishops’ Council on 9 May 2018.