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Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian Church's independence

Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian Church's independence

Holy Synod spokesman said the body's decisions are binding according to its constitution.
11:55, 27 November 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy holds Easter service amid quarantine in Ukraine – Video

Metropolitan Epifaniy holds Easter service amid quarantine in Ukraine – Video

This year Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter on April 19.
10:36, 19 April 2020
Ukraine's OCU, UGCC call on believers to celebrate Easter at home

Ukraine's OCU, UGCC call on believers to celebrate Easter at home

Epifaniy and Sviatoslav call on parishioners to "pray online".
13:20, 17 April 2020
Zelensky, Metropolitan Epifaniy discuss Easter services amid quarantine in Ukraine

Zelensky, Metropolitan Epifaniy discuss Easter services amid quarantine in Ukraine

Zelensky noted the importance of combining the efforts of the government and religious communities to curb the coronavirus spread.
13:21, 08 April 2020
Orthodox Church of Ukraine backs call for parishioners to stay home

Orthodox Church of Ukraine backs call for parishioners to stay home

People are offered to join in the prayer through remote communication channels.
21:20, 24 March 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy: OCU's autocephaly to be recognized by other churches despite pressure from Russia

Metropolitan Epifaniy: OCU's autocephaly to be recognized by other churches despite pressure from Russia

Epifaniy says the Russian Orthodox Church is doing everything to prevent other churches from recognizing the independent status of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
17:50, 03 February 2020
Epifaniy: About 600 parishes of Moscow-aligned church convert to new Ukrainian Orthodox church – RFE/RL

Epifaniy: About 600 parishes of Moscow-aligned church convert to new Ukrainian Orthodox church – RFE/RL

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine was granted independence by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul in January 2019.
12:15, 07 January 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy: Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Donbas active in underground

Metropolitan Epifaniy: Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Donbas active in underground

The metropolitan added there were few priests who remained in the occupied part of Donbas.
17:20, 05 January 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy announces Ecumenical Patriarch's visit to Ukraine

Metropolitan Epifaniy announces Ecumenical Patriarch's visit to Ukraine

According to Epifaniy, several more parishes are expected to join the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine in 2020.
19:35, 15 December 2019
Ukraine church leader Epifaniy: Zelensky must find "formula or recipe" for ending Donbas war

Ukraine church leader Epifaniy: Zelensky must find "formula or recipe" for ending Donbas war

Metropolitan Epifaniy spoke about relations with President Vladimir Zelensky.
11:50, 14 December 2019
Ukraine's Orthodox leader says Patriarch Filaret becomes "Kremlin's hand"

Ukraine's Orthodox leader says Patriarch Filaret becomes "Kremlin's hand"

Epifaniy says certain pro-Russian forces are playing behind Honorary Patriarch Filaret's back.
16:00, 11 December 2019
Leader of Orthodox Church of Ukraine believes Filaret to change his mind, return to Synod

Leader of Orthodox Church of Ukraine believes Filaret to change his mind, return to Synod

Metropolitan Epifaniy says Filaret remains an OCU bishop.
22:30, 05 December 2019
Crimea occupying authorities to demolish Ukrainian Church's temple in Yevpatoria – Epifaniy

Crimea occupying authorities to demolish Ukrainian Church's temple in Yevpatoria – Epifaniy

He says this is the violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion.
11:03, 19 November 2019
Ukraine's Orthodox leader meets Pompeo on U.S. visit (Photo)

Ukraine's Orthodox leader meets Pompeo on U.S. visit (Photo)

Metropolitan Epifaniy hopes Washington will continue its unwavering support of Ukraine's sovereignty.
23:10, 23 October 2019
Russian propaganda "ineffective": Epifaniy on Church of Greece recognizing Ukraine's new church

Russian propaganda "ineffective": Epifaniy on Church of Greece recognizing Ukraine's new church

Russian clerics attempted to exert pressure on the Greeks toward non-recognition of the independent Ukrainian church.
22:30, 14 October 2019
Patriarch Filaret complains to Zelensky, OSCE over liquidation of Kyiv Patriarchate

Patriarch Filaret complains to Zelensky, OSCE over liquidation of Kyiv Patriarchate

Despite having voted for the autocephaly of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Filaret now seeks reinstatement of Kyiv Patriarchate he led earlier.
09:25, 01 August 2019
Over 500 Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Ukraine join new Orthodox Church – leader

Over 500 Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Ukraine join new Orthodox Church – leader

The process has slowed down during presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
21:59, 28 July 2019
Epifaniy convenes Holy Synod of OCU to protest violations of religious rights in occupied Crimea

Epifaniy convenes Holy Synod of OCU to protest violations of religious rights in occupied Crimea

Honorary Patriarch Filaret, who has been challenging the dissolution of the Kyiv Patriarchate, did not attend.
23:00, 27 July 2019
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