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MPs want to make Ukrainian language mandatory for all

MPs want to make Ukrainian language mandatory for all

The Verkhovna Rada has registered bill №5670 «On Language". Its authors, deputies from different factions, suggest making the Ukrainian language compulsory to use in all spheres of...

Events - 23/01/2017     11

Filaret’s prayers inspire Poroshenko to 'victory over the enemy"

Filaret’s prayers inspire Poroshenko to 'victory over the enemy"

Prayers of Primate Filaret of the UOC-KP give all encouragement to ensure our victory over the enemy, writes President Petro Poroshenko in his greeting message on the 88-th anniver...

Events - 23/01/2017     23

Day of Remembrance of Ruined Churches proposed to be set in Russia

Day of Remembrance of Ruined Churches proposed to be set in Russia

The World Russian People’s Council (WRPC) has proposed December 5, the anniversary of the explosion of Christ the Savior Cathedral, as a civil day to remember ruined churches of al...

In the World - 23/01/2017     25

Ancient Christian frescoes to be covered in Hagia Sophia at namaz time

Ancient Christian frescoes to be covered in Hagia Sophia at namaz time

The Hagia Sophia Mosque will be restored in the Black Sea province of Trabzon. Currently the iconography is being covered with curtains, while the new project proposes a more techn...

In the World - 23/01/2017     16

UOC Primate blesses organizers of festival “Children of God”

UOC Primate blesses organizers of festival “Children of God”

On 23 January His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphry received organizers of traditional festival “Children of God” in his residence at the Holy Dormition Kiev-P...

Events - 23/01/2017     12

The Church: Technological evolution itself is not an evil. Everything depends on personal choice

The Church: Technological evolution itself is not an evil. Everything depends on personal choice

The development of technologies and the need to dismiss a large number of employees leads to a moral choice: either to keep people employed and lose business or to have lay-offs. I...

Events - 23/01/2017     12

UOC clergy guide military men within their eparchies

UOC clergy guide military men within their eparchies

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church carries on her active pastoral and feasible material care and guidance over the Ukrainian military, according to the UOC Information and Education Dep...

Good Deed - 23/01/2017     14

UOC Primate: People tend to think life depends solely on their desire. This is wrong

UOC Primate: People tend to think life depends solely on their desire. This is wrong

People possess various amenities, granted by God. It was said by His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphry during his Sunday sermon and called on believers to impr...

Sermon - 23/01/2017     11

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) presents film "The Baptism of Christ" (VIDEO)

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) presents film "The Baptism of Christ" (VIDEO)

Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, theologian, patrologist, church historian, composer and teacher...

Events - 21/01/2017     5

The Church may prohibit akathists not approved by the Holy Synod

The Church may prohibit akathists not approved by the Holy Synod

All akathists non-authenticated of the Church, and not approved by the Holy Synod may be prohibited or restricted for use in the Russian Orthodox Church, reports Foma (Thomas) citi...

Events - 21/01/2017     6

The Ministry of Culture to develop criteria for banning pornography

The Ministry of Culture to develop criteria for banning pornography

The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine intends to set up a public board of experts on protection of public morality, which will develop the criteria for the classification of products ...

Events - 21/01/2017     12

LGBT rights page removed from the White House site

LGBT rights page removed from the White House site

Immediately after the inauguration of the US President Donald Trump, the LGBT rights page disappeared from the site of the White House, reports Vesti with reference to the CBS tele...

In the World - 21/01/2017     6

UOC spokesperson: Kiev Patriarchate deepens the schism

UOC spokesperson: Kiev Patriarchate deepens the schism

In Ukraine, no church unification process is under way at the moment. This was said by deputy head of the Synodal Department of the UOC for External Relations Archpriest Nikolai Da...

Faith Protection - 21/01/2017     6

Imams suspected of spying for Erdogan in Germany

Imams suspected of spying for Erdogan in Germany

The Federal Prosecutor's Office investigates the espionage activities of the Turkish mosque communities (DITIB) in the nationwide umbrella organization, reports Life. Meanwhile...

In the World - 20/01/2017     3

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia becomes godfather to 800 children at Theophany (VIDEO)

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia becomes godfather to 800 children at Theophany (VIDEO)

On the Day of Baptism of the Lord, in Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Sameba Cathedral, a mass Baptism was held, reports Pravoslavie.RU citing Sputnik-Georgia. The feast of Theophany i...

In the World - 20/01/2017     12