ARTICLES AND VIDEOS OF INTEREST CONCERNING BELARUSIAN AND UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALY

From the Patriarch / Holy Synod of Constantinople

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “As the Mother Church, It is Reasonable to Desire the Restoration of Unity
for the Divided Ecclesiastical Body in Ukraine”

Announcement from the Sacred and Holy Synod of Constantinople

Ecumenical Patriarchate Agrees To Recognize Independence Of Ukrainian Church
Kirill quoted as saying that his church will "have to break eucharistical relations with Constantinople" following the decision.

The Ecumenical Throne and the Church of Ukraine - The Documents Speak

Pat. Bartholomew: Sooner or Later, the ROC Will Have to Accept Our Decision

The Exclusive Privilege of the Ecumenical Throne to Adjudicate Various Disputes Beyond the Limits of its Jurisdiction

Official Position of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Autocephaly & Autonomy

Patriarch Bartholomew Appealed to Ukrainians on the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor

From Other Sources

Moral Reasons for Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephaly: No More Russian Oppression of Believers
Another point of view on the continuing Ukrainian saga.

Ukraine Asks Constantinople to Allow Creation of Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church
There appears to be no response from the Moscow Patriarchate.The Orthodox in Ukraine were forced into the Moscow Patriarchate by the Soviets.

Autocephaly in a Nutshell
An interesting commentary.

Metropolitan Hilarion Foresees Schism in Orthodoxy Compared to the Great Schism
if Ukrainian Schismatics Obtain Autocephaly

Ukraine Wants to Cut Ties with the Russian Orthodox Church — Here’s Why

Why Ukraine Needs a Free and Recognized Orthodox Church

In Battle Between Russia and Ukraine, Even God Is in Dispute

World Orthodoxy Divides Over Ukrainian Question
  This article shows that these are national churches and have no sense of a worldwide anything.
Furthermore, politics always seem to take precedence in Orthodoxy.

Archbishop: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Is a ‘Silent War’
Comments from Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Orthodox Church Leaders Duel Over Ukraine, Meet With Pope Francis
The Pope directs the Greek Catholics to stay out of this fray as it is between the Orthodox Churches.

Christianity in Ukraine Explained in 35 Minutes by Right Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky
A logical understanding of the history of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Autocephalous Church Is One of Backbones of Ukraine’s National Security - Poroshenko

Russian Orthodox Church A ‘National Security Threat’ to Ukraine, Says President

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem Believes the Decisions of the Phanar Concerning the Ukraine Must Be Coordinated
with the Russian Orthodox Church

Bartholomew I Tells Russia’s Patriarch Kirill about Plans to Grant Autocephaly to Ukrainian Church
Russians claim that everything was already decided and they could do nothing about it.

“Who Was Supposed to Get the Glass?” Video from Constantinople Talks Raises Questions Amid Novichok Fears
Could something like this still happen in the 21st Century? We thought the KGB was gone.

Autocephaly for Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Coming Soon?
In view of the current situation in Orthodoxy, we are including videos on this subject.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch Bartholomew Will Bear Personal Responsibility Before the Judgement of God
and the Judgement of History

Russian Church Suspends Commemoration of Patriarch Bartholomew and Concelebration with Constantinople Hierarchs, Eucharistic Communion Not Broken

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Concerning the Uncanonical Intervention
 of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Canonical Territory of the Russian Orthodox Church

Interview Archbishop Job (Getcha) for Ukrainian Aytokefaly

A Fortress-like Vatican for the Russian Orthodox Church

The Heresy of Papism

With Belarus Seeking Autocephaly, Moscow Is Even More Isolated Among Orthodox
Dominoes anyone?

Patriarch Repeats Stance on Autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

An Orthodox Fracture with Serious Consequences

Metropolitan Tikhon Issues Archpastoral Letter Concerning Recent Developments in Ukraine
From the Orthodox Church in America.

Regarding the Granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine
From Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Russian Orthodox Church Issues Warning to Orthodoxy’s Leader
What is the heresy that would make Moscow break communion? Anyone who reads the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils knows
 that the Patriarch of Constantinople (New Rome) was equal in dignity and second to the Patriarch of old Rome.
  This appears to be far more political than theological or ecclesiological.

Russian Church Spokesman Falsely Compares Ukrainian Church to Nazis

Broken Faith: Ukrainian Church Fights For Independence From Moscow

Reflection by Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn and All Estonia on the Ukraine

“Let Repentance Be Brought by Those Who Brought the Situation to Such an Absurdity” Monk Diodorus (Larionov), Specialist in Canon Law, on the Conflict Between the Russian Orthodox Church and Constantinople
This article bypasses all the bluster and invectives and presents a scholarly approach to the current impasse
between Moscow and Constantinople
.

Amid Church Rift, Kremlin Vows To ‘Protect Interests’ Of Faithful In Ukraine

Prayers Answered: Ukrainians Greet Church Split With Open Arms, Despite Moscow’s Warnings

What Do Tensions Among Orthodox Believers Mean for Modern Christianity?

Kyiv Patriarchate Vs. Moscow Patriarchate: David Triumphs Over Goliath

What Comes Next As Ukrainian Orthodox Church Pushes For Independence From Moscow?

Biggest Split in Modern Orthodox History: Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties with Constantinople

Crisis in Orthodoxy: Separating Fact from Fiction

Worst Schism in Centuries Takes Place: Russian Church Breaks Ties With Constantinople
 This is what happens when ideology trumps theology and ecclesiology.
We find it difficult to believe that educated people would believe the Russian view

Eastern Europe’s Catholics Steer Through Inter-Orthodox Feud

Belarusian Priest Defrocked For Facebook Photos, Amid Orthodox Schism
Note the “priest” with the earpiece…KGB? Putin’s “boys” are everywhere.

Ukraine Prelate Says Orthodox Independence Is ‘Affirmation of Rights’

Orthodox Church Split Just Tip of Putin’s Crumbling ‘Soft Power’ in Ukraine

ROC Metropolitan Arrives in the Vatican to Talk about Schism in Ukraine

The Geopolitical Divorce of the Century: Why Putin Cannot Afford to Let Ukraine Go

UGCC Head: New Stage of Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue: Not Moscow – Vatican, but Constantinople – Vatican

Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit Kyiv to Hand Over Tomos

ROC to Sever Relations with Patriarchate of Jerusalem, if Filaret’s Adherents Are Allowed to Worship in the Holy Land

The Highest-Ranking Orthodox Bishop Landed a Blow Against Putin
by Invoking an Obscure and Ancient Power from 451 AD

Nafpaktos: “The Ecumenical Patriarchate Is Undoubtedly the First Throne of the Church”
We have included the original Greek text and an English translation.

The Holy Synod Calls for Moscow and Constantinople to Resolve Ukrainian Issue Together,
Highlights Pan-Orthodox Cooperation

From the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Patriarchs of Antioch and Serbia urge Phanar to restore dialogue with ROC

Archimandrite Kirill Hovorun: “Moscow Patriarchate Has Several Candidates for the New Church Primate”
We don’t want anything to do with this, but we will participate in the forming of a new Ukrainian Church and,
 oh…by the way… we have the majority of bishops.

Constantinople’s Decision on Ukraine Part of Global Plan to Destroy Russian Church - Patriarch Kirill (Updated)
Paranoia, anyone?

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Is Trying to Withdraw from Moscow’s Control. The Kremlin Is Not Happy.

Archbishop Job (Getcha): Moscow Patriarchate No Longer Exists in Ukraine
Is America next?

Constantinople Made Decision on Autocephaly in April, - Archbishop Job

Russia, Ukraine, and The Orthodox Church

Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate Signed an Agreement to Establish an Independent Ukrainian Church

Ukrainian Autocephaly. What Next? The Role of Patriarch Bartholomew

Christian Geopolitics and the Ukrainian Ecclesiastical Crisis

Patriarch Kirill Predicts ‘Historical Defeat’ of Those Who Trying to Create New Church in Ukraine

Speaker of Parliament Talks Publicly about Date of Unification Council

Archbishop Job (Getcha) Thinks That All Ukrainian Bishops Are De Facto Bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

National Institute for Strategic Studies Explains Significance of Agreement Signed by Ukraine’s President
and Ecumenical Patriarch

Will Pope Francis Have an Impact on Orthodoxy’s Ukraine Dispute?

Orthodox Schism, Constantinople Speaks Out. Chryssavgis: “A Schism Created for an Abuse of Power”

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”.
We wonder if these are +Hilarion’s words, or was he ordered to say this?

Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch of Constantinople Claims Power over History Itself

Philaret and Makary Withdraw Candidacy to Lead New Ukrainian Church, Likely to Be Headed by Abp. Job (Getcha) – UAOC Source

Poroshenko to Meet with Bishops of Canonical Church on Tuesday

UOC-MP Breaks Eucharistic Communion with Ecumenical Patriarchate

UOC-MP Refuses to Participate in Creation of Autocephalous Church in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Thorny Path to Tomos

Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch Bartholomew’s Actions Do Not Heal the Schism but Rather Deepen It

Nicholas Denysenko: An Orthodox Graveyard and the Tomos of Autocephaly for Ukraine

 

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