Home page News
Supporters of the ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine…

Supporters of the ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine’ seize a church building of the canonical Church in the Kiev region of Ukraine

Communications Service of the DECR, 22.05.2022. 

On 21st May 2022 supporters of the schismatic structure known as the ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine’ seized the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the settlement of Ivankov in the Kiev region. This was reported on the Facebook page of the St. Michael’s Zverinets Monastery, states the Union of Orthodox Journalists.

“Two days ago, the state registrar completely illegally signed documents on the transfer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the ‘OCU’ without assembling the requisite number of parish members or people. They were simply kicked out. Yesterday a crowd came with the police and the territorial defense and a ‘priest’ with a pectoral cross and broke down the gates,” St. Michael’s Monastery reports.

It was noted that this ‘priest’, in presenting illegal documents, started to break the locks of the doors to the church building accompanied by the police.

The archbishop of Ivankov Cassian expressed his support for his lock. He called upon the schismatics to halt their actions, but only became the object of insults in reply. “The law-enforcement officers and territorial defense applied physical force to the women who tried to stop this illegal activity,” it was reported.

Having broken the locks, the supporters of the ‘OCU’ then burst into the church building and defiled the sanctuary and altar.

It was noted in St. Michael’s Monastery that human-rights lawyers also had a hand in these illegal actions.

“One of the police had supposedly agreed to seal the church building with the agreement of the head of the Ivankov territorial community T.M. Sviridenko. She promised to do everything, but as a result the church was not sealed and now representatives of the ‘OCU’ now serve in there. But the church’s community and archimandrite Longinus have now been thrown out on the street. They do not even have the right to take back their vestments,” St. Michael’s Monastery reported.

Minutes of the Holy Synod of 29th May 2022


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church


Patriarchal condolences on the death of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York


Patriarch Kirill: Our flock is both in Russia and Ukraine and we ardently pray for the restoration of peace


Commentary by the Communications Service of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate on the interview given by Pope Francis to the Italian publication Corriere della sera.


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s talk with Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Church of Christ the Saviour


Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics and all faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church


Holy Synod members discuss the issue of rendering aid to refugees and suffering civilians in Ukraine


Holy Synod considers it important that the Russian Church’s stance on the crisis in Ukraine be brought to notice of the heads of non-Orthodox Churches and inter-Christian organizations


Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill


Metropolitan Hilarion: The main thing in a person's life is their relationship with God


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s address to the Supreme Church Council on March 18, 2022


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairing a meeting of the Supreme Church Council


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had a talk with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby


First meeting takes place between the metropolitan of Volokolamsk Anthony and the workers of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate


Metropolitan Anthony: Growing manifestations of extremism threaten preservation of common Christian shrines in Holy Land


Handover of work responsibilities at the Department for External Church Relations


Appointments of new Сhairman of the Department for External Church Relations and new rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute


Metropolitan Hilarion: Attempts to split up the Orthodox community in Lithuania are doomed to failure


Metropolitan Hilarion: Time and good will are needed for healing schisms


Metropolitan Hilarion: Attempts to forcefully rename the Ukrainian Orthodox Church result from an ambition to seize its church buildings


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been autonomous for over thirty years


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk concluded his working trip to Hungary


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visited Hungary


Metropolitan Hilarion: The developments in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church should be understood in the context of unprecedented pressure put upon it


Metropolitan Hilarion: The unity between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church is preserved


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church


Metropolitan Hilarion: Sooner or later a solution would be found about healing the wounds inflicted on the body of world Orthodoxy


Metropolitan Hilarion: Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus had sincerely wished to help when the Ukrainian schism was about to happen


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Vespers of Good Friday with the procession of the burial-shroud.


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great on Holy and Great Thursday.


Metropolitan Hilarion: the essence of religious life lies in the love for God


Metropolitan Hilarion: May the joy of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ into the world live in our hearts always


On Christmas Eve, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Joy to All who Sorrow" on Bolshaya Ordynka.


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord calls every person to salvation in a variety of ways


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord has commanded us to love every human being


Metropolitan Hilarion: on the Feast of the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos we glorify the heavenly intercession of the Mother of God


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Page is available in the following languages

Fields marked by * are mandatory required

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