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Journey of the Kiev Patriarchate delegation to Phanar: much ado about nothing?

Journey of the Kiev Patriarchate delegation to Phanar: much ado about nothing?

On 15 January an official site of the “Kiev Patriarchate” published a message about a purported trip of the UOC KP delegation to Istanbul, where a meeting was held with the members of the Constantinop...

Point Of View - 18/01/2017     11

Corruption in 'patriot' ranks or How Filaret earns dividends

Corruption in 'patriot' ranks or How Filaret earns dividends

Representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate love speaking out against corruption in the state and supporting various anti-corruption initiatives. Recall Filaret’s statements à la "Corruption for Ukraine ...

Point Of View - 15/01/2017     28

Non-recognized: 25 years UOC KP ≠ 140 years ROC (in lay terms)

Non-recognized: 25 years UOC KP ≠ 140 years ROC (in lay terms)

Our readers are already familiar with yard-keeper Markiyan, who conducts his studies of complicated church-related problems. He tries to dig out the truth about the issues, viewed on in Ukraine from d...

Point Of View - 13/01/2017     53

Nationalism – religion, and Bandera – its prophet?!

Nationalism – religion, and Bandera – its prophet?!

On January 1st most Ukrainian citizens celebrated the arrival of the New Year. For Ukrainian nationalists, on the contrary, this day is associated not with the New Year feast, but with the birthday of...

Point Of View - 02/01/2017     46

In word, but not in deed: how Greek Catholics fight for peace in Ukraine

In word, but not in deed: how Greek Catholics fight for peace in Ukraine

December 16, ways of reconciliation in the Ukrainian society were discussed in Kiev. The event, as the site of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church reports, was organized predominantly by Greek Catholi...

Point Of View - 23/12/2016     41

Coca-Cola, Santa Claus and corporate parties. To the discussion on the date of Christmas celebration

Coca-Cola, Santa Claus and corporate parties. To the discussion on the date of Christmas celebration

Every year, Ukraine is increasingly imposed unusual ways of thinking, motivating these innovations with the Pro-European course of the state. Recently, the Ukrainian Parliament has started the procedu...

Point Of View - 16/12/2016     80

Dura lex sed lex: what is Catholic fundamentalism?

Dura lex sed lex: what is Catholic fundamentalism?

Famous Spanish philosopher and prosaic Baltasar Gracian produced a significant utterance: “Non-conformity is a certain self-deceit, pleasant at the beginning, tempting by its novelty and wit, but then...

Point Of View - 12/12/2016     66

Non-canonicity in the third degree

Non-canonicity in the third degree

According to some sources, the Ecumenical Patriarchate is considering the possibility to take the UOC-KP under its omophorion after Kyivan "patriarch" writes a letter of repentance and agrees his posi...

Point Of View - 05/12/2016     93

What does Mikhail Denisenko have to do with Orthodoxy?

What does Mikhail Denisenko have to do with Orthodoxy?

"Leave the dead to bury their own dead" Matthew 8: 22 With his statement about a certain invented by himself "sin of federalization", which must be washed away by the blood of Donbass civilians, ...

Point Of View - 18/11/2016     88

Drabinko, Novinsky and UOC: how Church is used in political row

Drabinko, Novinsky and UOC: how Church is used in political row

It’s not for one month that mass media have been mongering a conflict inside the UOC. Though the realityof this conflict is subject to reservations and critique, mass media have been still promoting a...

Point Of View - 17/11/2016     111

Uniate idea: "Thank God!" or "Death to the enemies!"? (VIDEO)

Uniate idea: "Thank God!" or "Death to the enemies!"? (VIDEO)

It is no secret to anyone that with the victory of Euromaidan, which is also called the "revolution of dignity", there was another revolution in Ukraine – ideological. The old heroes of Ukrainians are...

Point Of View - 28/10/2016     117

Kyiv Patriarchate as a tool to destabilize Orthodoxy

Kyiv Patriarchate as a tool to destabilize Orthodoxy

The matter is that the representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate "concelebrate" with similar structures, i.e. schismatics.

Point Of View - 27/10/2016     135

"Stitching" together UPA and Protection of the Holy Virgin: anatomy of sacrilege

"Stitching" together UPA and Protection of the Holy Virgin: anatomy of sacrilege

This is the second year that the "Day of the Defender of Ukraine" is celebrated in Ukraine on the great feast of the Protection of the Mother of God.

Point Of View - 17/10/2016     113

"Minor positive" against the background of a major failure

"Minor positive" against the background of a major failure

As reported earlier, on 26 September 2016 Warsaw hosted the OSCE Human dimension implementation meeting. The floor was also given to Ukraine’s representatives. Naturally, each of them shared their dee...

Point Of View - 04/10/2016     128

The Bolshevik policy of the Ministry of Culture official

The Bolshevik policy of the Ministry of Culture official

Mr. Yurash’s position is very similar to the position of some Soviet state officials of various ranks.

Point Of View - 29/09/2016     101