Παρασκευή, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2018

COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX CHURCHES MET IN BOSE

METROPOLITAN HILARION: PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW’S ACTIONS DO NOT HEAL THE SCHISM BUT RATHER DEEPEN IT


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, gives interview to Romfea, a Greek church news agency.

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEODORE OF ALEXANDRIA


On 15 November 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Cairo on a working visit.

SPOKESMAN OF THE UOC-KP: DATE OF UNIFICATION COUNCIL NOT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED YET

Spokesman for the Kyiv Patriarchate, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), has said that there is no official date for the Unification Council. Therefore, one should not trust numerous sources that persistently spread the rumors that it is about to happen on this or that day. The Archbishop wrote about this on Facebook.

ΤΗΕ DECISIONS OF THE HOLY COUNCIL OF THE POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH


ΤΗΕ DECISIONS OF THE HOLY COUNCIL OF THE POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH
On November 15, 2018, under the chairmsnship of His Eminence, the Great Blessed Sava, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Warsaw and Poland, the Holy. Council of Bishops of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church took place.

Πέμπτη, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2018

LA COMUNITA DI BOSE COMPIE 50 ANNI. ENZO BIANCHI: AL SERVIZIO DELLE CHIESE CRISTIANE PER L'UNITA


Domenica 11 novembre si è tenuto a Bose un incontro a cinquant'anni dall'inizio della vita comunitaria di fratelli e sorelle a Bose, cui hanno partecipato con grande affetto numerosissimi amici e ospiti che accompagnano la comunità, lungo questi anni fino ad oggi.

SERVIRE LA COMUNIONE: IL DIALOGO TEOLOGICO TRA LE CHIESE CATTOLICA E ORTODOSSA


Il dialogo teologico tra le chiese cattolica e ortodossa non avviene solo a livello ufficiale, attraverso il mandato affidato dalle chiese alla Commissione mista internazionale per il dialogo teologico tra la chiesa cattolica e la chiesa ortodossa, ma anche grazie alla riflessione e agli incontri fraterni di teologi che si sentono impegnati dal vangelo nella ricerca dell’unità.

UKRAINE’S THORNY PATH TO TOMOS


intpolicydigest.org

Per aspera ad astra is exactly the path Ukraine has walked to rightfully get its own Local Orthodox Church. All thorns and hardships on Ukraine’s path were, in fact, “Russian-made.” There have never been any obstacles put forward by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On the contrary, Patriarch Bartholomew’s actions have played a prominent role in establishing historical justice.

POPE FRANCIS: BOSE PIONEER IN CHRISTIAN UNITY



Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the Founder of the Monastery of Bose, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Monastic Community To Dear Father Enzo Bianchi, Founder of the Monastery of Bose

Τετάρτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ΨΉΦΙΣΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΆΣ ΣΥΝΌΔΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΡΧΊΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΌΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΊΑΣ ΤΗΣ 13ΗΣ ΝΟΕΜΒΡΊΟΥ 2018


Ψήφισμα της Ιεράς Συνόδου Ιεραρχίας της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας της Ουκρανίας της 13ης Νοεμβρίου 2018

Η Σύνοδος Επισκόπων της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας της Ουκρανίας, η συνελθοῦσα στη Λαύρα της Κοιμήσεως Θεοτόκου των Σπηλαίων του Κιέβου στις 13 Νοεμβρίου 2018, αφού παρακολούθησε την ομιλία του Μακαριωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Κιέβου και πάσης Ουκρανίας κ.κ. Ονουφρίου σχετικά με τις προκλήσεις, τις οποίες αντιμετωπίζει τα τελευταία η Ορθόδοξος Εκκλησία της Ουκρανίας, απεφάσισε:

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW APPEALED TO UKRAINIANS ON THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLODOMOR

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made an appeal to the Ukrainian people on the eve of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine.  Bartholomew also confirmed his decision to grant an autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church.

Τρίτη, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Ο ΣΥΡΟΡΘΌΔΟΞΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΆΡΧΗΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΊΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΆΣΗΣ ΑΝΑΤΟΛΉΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΊΣΚΟΠΟ

Επίσημη επίσκεψη στην Εκκλησία της Ελλάδος πραγματοποιεί από σήμερα έως 17 Νοεμβρίου ο Συρορθόδοξος Πατριάρχης Αντιοχείας και πάσης Ανατολής κ. Ιγνάτιος-Εφραίμ Β’.

ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΚΕΦΑΛΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΝΤΙΠΡΟΣΩΠΕΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΙΑΣ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥΣ ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΥΣ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΟΚΑΘΗΜΕΝΟ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ ΤΣΕΧΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΛΟΒΑΚΙΑΣ

ΘΕΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑ Σ ΣΥΝΟΔΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑΡΧΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΕΡΒΙΚΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ Σ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΕΞΑΙΤΙΑ Σ ΤΩΝ ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΥ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΙΑ

ΡΩΣΙΚΗ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ. Τμήμα Εξωτερικών Εκκλησιαστικών Σχέσεων

Serbian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council expresses its position on situation resulting from Patriarchate of Constantinople’s actions in Ukraine

Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2018

PHILARET AND MAKARY WITHDRAW CANDIDACY TO LEAD NEW UKRAINIAN CHURCH, LIKELY TO BE HEADED BY ABP. JOB (GETCHA)—UAOC SOURCE

Abp. Job (Getcha). Photo: la-croix.com
Kiev, November 10, 2018
    
The heads of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) and the schismatic “Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church” (UAOC) have both written to Constantinople, acknowledging that they agree not to nominate themselves for the position of head of the new Ukrainian church that Constantinople is creating, a source in the UAOC reported to the Ukrainian site Vesti.

POROSHENKO TO MEET WITH BISHOPS OF CANONICAL CHURCH ON TUESDAY

ria.ru


Kiev, November 11, 2018  
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with the bishops of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Tuesday, the Kiev Metropolia reported to RIA-Novosti yesterday.

AFTER MORE THAN A CENTURY, PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CELEBRATED MASS IN EASTERN THRACE

Nikos Tzoitis
The area, in European Turkey, is part of the Diocese of Selymbria. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, it was emptied of its Christian population. The Mass was celebrated outdoors because there are no churches. An Orthodox ecumenical and interfaith diocesan centre will open soon.

ΦΙΛΆΡΕΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΚΆΡΙΟΣ ΔΕ ΘΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΥΠΟΨΉΦΙΟΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΗΓΕΣΊΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΝΟΠΟΙΗΜΈΝΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ


Ουκρανική εφημερίδα αναφέρει ότι ο Φιλάρετος και ο Μακάριος Μαλετίτς δε θα θέσουν υποψηφιότητα για την ηγεσία της ενοποιημένης τοπικής Εκκλησίας στην Ουκρανία, δεσμευόμενοι με επιστολές προς τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη.

ΦΙΛΆΡΕΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΚΆΡΙΟΣ ΔΕ ΘΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΥΠΟΨΉΦΙΟΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΗΓΕΣΊΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΝΟΠΟΙΗΜΈΝΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ


Ουκρανική εφημερίδα αναφέρει ότι ο Φιλάρετος και ο Μακάριος Μαλετίτς δε θα θέσουν υποψηφιότητα για την ηγεσία της ενοποιημένης τοπικής Εκκλησίας στην Ουκρανία, δεσμευόμενοι με επιστολές προς τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη.

Κυριακή, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ARCHIMANDRITE ROBERT F. TAFT, SJ: CRITIC AND DEFENDER OF THE CHRISTIAN EAST

Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, SJ

Andrew Sorokowski

If Christianity is to survive as a viable lifestyle attractive to modern men and women, it will not be as an obscurantist, anti-intellectual culture of folklore and ritualism, sustained by the rejection of modernity and change…. – Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, SJ

Σάββατο, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2018

DESPO LIALIOU (emer.prof): THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE AND THE GRANTING OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE CHURCH OF UKRAINE video

Greek-English

UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALY: BEYONG GEOPOLITCS, PRIMACY STRUGGLE, CANONICAL DISPUTE, CULTURE WAR, RUSSKII MIR etc.(N.Denissenko)

NICHOLAS DENISENKO, comment fb
DID THE MAIDAN LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THE MOVEMENT FOR AUTOCEPHALY?

COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

RUSSIAN CHURCH WITHDRAWS FROM ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE


John Burger | Nov 08, 2018, aleteia

Ecumenical expert says implications of decision are yet to be seen.

Παρασκευή, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Η ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΉ ΚΎΠΡΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΥΤΟΚΕΦΑΛΊΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΙΚΉΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ


Στο πλαίσιο ενός ειλικρινούς και εν αγάπη διαλόγου να επιλυθούν τα ζητήματα που προκύπτουν με την αυτοκεφαλία της Εκκλησίας της Ουκρανίας αναφέρει η Αρχιεπισκοπή Κύπρου.

POROSHENKO MEETS WITH PRIMATE OF FINNISH ORTHODOX CHURCH

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During the working visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church His Eminence Archbishop Leo, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening, Ukrinform reports.

CHANCELLOR OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE MEETS WITH PRIMATE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS

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On November 7, 2018, the Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, visited in Nicosia the Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus where he met with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus.

IΛΑΡΊΩΝ ΒΟΛΟΚΟΛΆΜΣΚ: Η ΑΥΤΟΚΈΦΑΛΗ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΊΑΣ ΘΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΣΧΙΣΜΑΤΙΚΉ


ΡΩΣΙΚΗ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ. Τμήμα Εξωτερικών Εκκλησιαστικών Σχέσεων

ΙλαρίωνΒολοκολάμσκ: η αυτοκέφαλη εκκλησία της Ουκρανίας θα είναι σχισματική

METROPOLITAN HILARION: PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE CLAIMS POWER OVER HISTORY ITSELF

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The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has given an interview to the Serbian Politika daily.

WORLD CHRISTIAN COMMUNIONS CONVENE AT ORTHODOX CENTRE IN SWITZERLAND

THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD: A PASTORAL QUESTION


PAUL LADOUCEUR
THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD: A PASTORAL QUESTION
ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA OCTOBER 20, 2018

Πέμπτη, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2018

STATE-CHURCH RELATIONS: LET THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE AT LAST START

Πέτρος Βασιλειάδης,
Director of the Post-Graduate Programme on "Orthodox Ecumenical Theology, International Hellenic University/Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδο
ς

NA ANOIΞEI EΠITEΛOYΣ Ο ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΔΙΑΛΟΓΟΣ

"Η Εκκλησία διοικείται επισκοποκεντρικά για λόγους εκκλησιολογικούς που είναι αντικείμενο μεγάλης θεολογικής συζήτησης" (Ευάγγελος Βενιζέλος)

Τετάρτη, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Комментарии к Константинопольским синодальным грамотам 1686 года



Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Acting Director of Huffington Ecumenical Institute

ORTHODOX SCHISM, MOSCOW SPEAKS OUT. HILARION: “CONSTANTINOPLE HAS LOST THIS ROLE. HALF OF ALL ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD ARE NOT IN COMMUNION WITH IT”

More strong words stressing the consequences of the “Orthodox schism” on inter-Orthodox relations were delivered by Metropolitan Hilarion in this second interview with SIR: “The mechanisms of inter-Orthodox dialogue and cooperation, which had been developing for a long time, have been destroyed”

ORTHODOX SCHISM, CONSTANTINOPLE SPEAKS OUT. CHRYSSAVGIS: “A SCHISM CREATED FOR AN ABUSE OF POWER”



M. Chiara Biagioni
This was a schism created for no other reason than an abuse of power resulting in millions of Orthodox believers paying the price for such politics.” Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne, shared the “viewpoint” of Constantinople on the Ukrainian issue

Τρίτη, 6 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ΡΩΣΟΥ ΜΟΝΑΧΟΥ ΔΙΟΔΩΡΟΥ (Ларионов): ΤΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΠΑΠΙΣΜΟΣ. Ή ΠΕΡΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΤΗΓΟΡΙΩΝ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΟΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΟΥ ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΚ ΜΕΡΟΥΣ ΕΚΠΡΟΣΩΠΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΥ ΜΟΣΧΑΣ


ΡΩΣΟΥ ΜΟΝΑΧΟΥ ΔΙΟΔΩΡΟΥ (Ларионов): ΤΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΠΑΠΙΣΜΟΣ.
Ή ΠΕΡΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΤΗΓΟΡΙΩΝ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΟΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΟΥ ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΚ ΜΕΡΟΥΣ ΕΚΠΡΟΣΩΠΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΥ ΜΟΣΧΑΣ
Ιστοσελίδα: ΓΕΦΤΕΡ (gefter.ru), Στήλη: Διάλογοι, Ημερομηνία: 21.09.2018.
Μετάφραση: Αν. Καθηγητής Φιλοσοφίας Δημήτριος Πατέλης

SINODALITA E PRIMATO



di: Antonio Dall'Osto


Quale rapporto esiste tra sinodalità e primato nell’esperienza degli ortodossi e in quella dei cattolici? Come trovare un’armonia che apra la strada all’unità?

SERVING COMMUNION -- RE-THINKING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIMACY AND SYNODALITY


Serving Communion Re-thinking the Relationship between Primacy and Synodality A Study by the Saint Irenaeus Joint Orthodox-Catholic Working Group

ΟΥΚΡΑΝΙΚΉ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΊΑ: Η ΕΥΘΎΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΎ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΊΟΥ


Πρόδρομος Θεοδουλίδης, CNN 

Η εαρινή συνάντηση της Κωνσταντινούπολης μεταξύ Οικουμενικού Πατριάρχη κκ. Βαρθολομαίου και Πατριάρχη Μόσχας κκ. Κυρίλλου επισφράγισε τη διαφωνία πάνω στο ζήτημα της Ουκρανικής Εκκλησίας. Σε καμία όμως περίπτωση, αυτή δεν έπεσε ως κεραυνός εν αιθρία.

Створюється незалежна українська православна церква, якій надається Томос – Ростислав Павленко про Угоду між Україною і Вселенським Патріархатом

Створюється незалежна українська православна церква, якій надається Томос – Ростислав Павленко про Угоду між Україною і Вселенським Патріархатом

Підписана Угода про співробітництво та взаємодію між Україною і Вселенським Константинопольським Патріархатом 3 листопада є документом про підтримку створення єдиної помісної православної церкви в Україні, заявляє Радник Президента України, директор Національного інституту стратегічних досліджень Ростислав Павленко.

BARTHOLOMEW AND POROSHENKO SIGN BILATERAL AGREEMENT FOR AUTOCEPHALY

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the President of Ukraine met in Istanbul and signed a joint document
La StampaNIKOS TZOITIS , ISTANBUL 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES EXPLAINS SIGNIFICANCE OF AGREEMENT SIGNED BY UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

5 November 2018, 11:20 | Church-state relations | 2 |   
November 3 2018 will be marked as a key date in the history of the independent Orthodox Church currently taking shape in Ukraine.

ARCHBISHOP JOB (GETCHA) THINKS THAT ALL UKRAINIAN BISHOPS ARE DE FACTO BISHOPS OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE


Archbishop Job (Getcha) thinks that all Ukrainian bishops are de facto bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

AUTOCEPHALΥ ACCORDING TO THE RUSSIAN SOURCES




Autocephalia (from the Greek. Αυτός + κεφαλή- "itself" + "head" = "self-caption") is the most complete self-government (as opposed to more limited autonomous self-government), the administrative independence of the local Churches

Δευτέρα, 5 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ΤO ΑUΤΟΚΈΦΑΛΟΝ ΚΑI ΤO ΑUΤΌΝΟΜΟΝ ΣΤHΝ ΠΟΡΕΊΑ ΠΡOΣ ΤHΝ AΓΊΑ ΚΑI ΜΕΓΆΛΗ ΣΎΝΟΔΟ ΤHΣ OΡΘΟΔΌΞΟΥ EΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ


ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΚΑΚΗ, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής  Τμήμα Ποιμαντικής και Κοινωνικής Θεολογίας
ΤO ΑUΤΟΚΈΦΑΛΟΝ ΚΑI ΤO ΑUΤΌΝΟΜΟΝ ΣΤHΝ ΠΟΡΕΊΑ ΠΡOΣ ΤHΝ AΓΊΑ ΚΑI ΜΕΓΆΛΗ ΣΎΝΟΔΟ ΤHΣ OΡΘΟΔΌΞΟΥ EΚΚΛΗΣΊΑΣ,ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙA, ΠΣΤ' (2015), Τεύχος 4
Πρὸς τὴν Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο τῆς Ὀρθόδοξης Ἐκκλησίας (Μέρος Α´), 199-212.

CANONICAL UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SAYS NOT TAKING PART IN AUTOCEPHALY

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate told Sputnik that it does not take part in the efforts of Kiev’s authorities and non-canonical Orthodox organizations to establish a single independent church in the country or the so-called Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, according to Sputnik. 

NEW COLD WAR BY PROXY? RELIGIOUS CONFLICT ON UKRAINIAN TERRITORY


Patriarch Filaret (r) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev's patriarchy speaks during a press conference in Kiev Oct. 11. The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate on Oct. 11 said it had agreed to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a move strongly desired by Kiev but which risks stoking new tensions with Moscow. A synod meeting chaired by Patriarch Bartholomew, seen as the first among equals of Orthodox Church leaders, 'decreed to proceed to the granting of autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine,' said an official statement read in Istanbul, formerly Constantinople. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)
VICTOR GAETAN, WORLD |  NOV. 5, 2018, National Catholic Register

PATRIARCH KIRILL PREDICTS 'HISTORICAL DEFEAT' OF THOSE WHO TRYING TO CREATE NEW CHURCH IN UKRAINE


Moscow, November 1, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that the plans of politicians to establish an autocephalous church in Ukraine are doomed to fail.

AUTOCEPHALY: FROM CANON TO MYTH (RUSSIA)



Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute
Релігія в Україні. Огляд публікацій 1 (2009). 31-36

RELATIONS SEVERED BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE: THE PROSPECT OF A NEW SCHISM



On 15 October, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) decided to sever relations and eucharistic communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (PC). This decision is a reaction to the decision by the Synod of Bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which on 11 October annulled its decision of 1686 to transfer the metropolis of Kiev to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, and confirmed that it would continue to work for the establishment of an autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine. In a special statement, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church said that “the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has hypocritically, by its reckless and politically motivated decisions, introduced even greater division and deepened the suffering of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church”.

HOVORUN. AUTOCEPHALY AND ITS UKRAINIAN CASE - IN UKRAINIAN (PdF)


Кирило Говорун, “Автокефалія та її український варіант.” In Людина між Церквою і світом: від антагонізму до синергії, 37–44. Матеріали Міжнародної науково-практичної конференції Волинської Православної Богословської Академії Української Православної Церкви Київського Патріархату, Lutsk: Eikon, 2018.