Home page News
Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its&n…

Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its first session in 2018

On 14 March 2018, at the Kiev Lavra of the Caves, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its first session in 2018 under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

The members of the Synod expressed their concern over the statement made by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Zaporozhye region about the opening of criminal proceedings against several representatives of the Zaporozhye diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on the grounds that a cleric of this diocese refused to perform a rite for a person who had not been baptized in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Synod noted that these criminal proceedings “are politicized and aimed at interfering in the internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.” Through the actions of the Zaporozhye Public Prosecutor’s Office, “a new scheme of criminal prosecution against a religious community is being introduced on the grounds that it is guided in its activities by the sacred canons and rules, according to which the needs of members of other religious communities are not satisfied in the Church.”

The members of the Synod emphasized that the church sacraments and rites may be performed only for members of the Church, that is, for those who voluntarily received in it the Sacrament of Baptism. Since the representatives of the diocese acted in compliance with the laws of Ukraine and the canons of the Holy Orthodox Church, the criminal proceedings against them are to be closed.

Archimandrite Sergy (Anitsoi) was elected vicar bishop of the diocese of Tulchin with the title of Bishop of Ladyzhin.

Archimandrite Pimen (Voyat) was elected vicar bishop of the diocese of Rovno with the title of Bishop of Dubno.

The participants in the meeting also took some administrative decisions concerning the life of dioceses and monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

DECR Communication Service

Photo from website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Share:
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill opens conference on primacy and conciliarity in Orthodoxy

16.09.2021

Presentation by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the opening of the ‘World Orthodoxy: Primacy and Conciliarity in the Light of Orthodox Dogmatic Teaching’ conference

16.09.2021

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will open a Conference on the Primacy and Conciliarity in Orthodoxy

14.09.2021

Patriarch Kirill leads celebration of Alexander Nevsky’s 800th birthday anniversary in St.Petersburg

12.09.2021

Greetings by the Patriarch to the Russian athletes who participated in the 16th Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo

06.09.2021

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia awards special representative of the Coptic Patriarchate Dr. Anton Milad

03.09.2021

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: the evil forces are tearing apart the unity of the Orthodox Churches

29.08.2021

Message of greeting from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to participants in the festival ‘Russia-Greece. Together through the Centuries’

21.08.2021

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine with anniversary of his enthronement

17.08.2021

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the death of Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky

04.08.2021

The Primate of the Antiochian Church expresses gratitude to Patriarch Kirill for help in supplying the Lebanon with Covid-19 vaccines

27.07.2021

Patriarch wishes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk happy 55th birthday

24.07.2021

Patriarch Kirill greets the participants of the XXVIII annual General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

22.07.2021

Patriarch Kirill meets with Islamic religious leaders in Kazan

21.07.2021

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod

17.06.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: Many things in a person's life depend on faith

29.08.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Holy Spirit is the main treasure of the Christian soul

01.08.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: Holiness is a constant striving to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ

27.06.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: God does not want to condemn, but to save us

07.03.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord always grants to us the opportunity to display our talents

24.01.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord has imbued the waters of Jordan with his divine presence to wash away human sins

19.01.2021

Metropolitan Hilarion: to repent means to change your way of life

17.01.2021

On commemoration day of St. Catherine, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk officiated at the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr In-the-Fields  the representation of the Orthodox Church in America

07.12.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion: We can always show compassion for people

29.11.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates on commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn at the church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God

19.11.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion: We should remember that the life of each human being is in the hands of God

06.11.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion: For God there is nothing impossible

25.10.2020

Metropoplitan Hilarion: The cross which was an instrument of dishonourable execution becomes the symbol of salvation for millions of people

27.09.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion: Eucharist is the wedding feast, to which Lord Jesus Christ invites each of us

13.09.2020

Metropolitan Hilarion: Faith alone is not enough for salvation

30.08.2020

Page is available in the following languages
Feedback

Fields marked by * are mandatory required

Send a message
Рус Укр Eng Deu Ελλ Fra Ita Бълг ქარ Срп Rom عرب