His Holiness Irenaeus, Patriarch of Serbia, has familiarized His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, with the position taken by the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Ukrainian church problems.
The members and experts of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission have examined the key theses of Patriarch Bartholomew’s argument.
In response to the report on External Relations given by Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky at its May 2019 Spring Session the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America issued the following statement.
The Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church held its regular session on May 9-18, 2019.
On 20 May 2019, a solemn Paschal reception was held at the large mansion of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Attending the reception were religious leaders, heads of foreign diplomatic missions, Russian and foreign diplomats.
On 17 May 2019, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, currently on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, met with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem.
On May 14, 2019, the commemoration day of the Holy Martyr Macarius, Metropolitan of Kiev, Archbishop Varsonofy of Vinnitsa and Bar, assisted by the diocesan clergy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the grave of Metropolitan Makary (Svistun), who was administrator of the diocese of Vinnitsa in the period from 1992-2007.
Supporters of the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” continue capturing churches in the Rovno diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In the last two days, worship buildings have been attacked in four villages of the region.
Article by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, published on the ‘Jesus’ Orthodox Internet portal.
Today, we continue our examination of Patriarch Bartholomew’s letter, and we come to his citation of a 1663/1664 Tomos of the four “Eastern Patriarchs” — the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.