Ukraine: Interkonfessionelle Arbeitsgruppe zu Kalenderfrage

Die Orthodoxe Kirche der Ukraine (OKU) und die Ukrainische Griechisch-Katholische Kirche (UGKK) wollen eine Arbeitsgruppe einrichten, um gemeinsam Vorschläge bezüglich des Oster- und Weihnachtsdatums zu erarbeiten. Das wurde bei einem Treffen von Großerzbischof Svjatoslav (Schevtschuk), dem Oberhaupt der UGKK, und Metropolit Epifanij (Dumenko), dem Oberhaupt der OKU, am 24. Dezember 2022 vorgeschlagen. Beide Kirchen sowie die Ukrainische Orthodoxe Kirche (UOK) feiern Weihnachten nach dem...

Weiterlesen

Ukraine: Over 50 proceedings opened against clergymen, 19 suspicions declared

Over 50 criminal proceedings have been initiated against the clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate, and 19 have been declared suspicious. This was stated by the head of the special service Vasyl Malyuk in an interview with one of the TV channels, commenting on the situation around the clergymen of the Moscow Patriarchate, UNN reports. "We have more than 50 criminal proceedings to date, 19 suspicions, 5 court sentences. That is, a person who is a violator of the law, in his actions, there is...

Weiterlesen

Polen: Orthodox Church publishes own translation of New Testament

Several years of dedicated labor have finally culminated in the publication of the Polish Orthodox Church’s own translation of the complete New Testament. The commission established by the Polish Holy Synod recently completed its work on Revelation—the final book of the New Testament, the Church reports. “It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a great event for Orthodoxy in Poland,” the report reads. “Neither clergy nor laypeople will have to choose between numerous non-Orthodox New Testament...

Weiterlesen

Ukraine: Consecration of a bishop for UOC parishes abroad

On 3 January 2023, on the commemoration day of St. Peter, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Rus’, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated a Divine Liturgy and performed the consecration of a bishop in the church of Venerable Agapitos of the Kyiv Caves in the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Bishops of the UOC concelebrated with the Primate. Archimandrite Benjamin (Voloshchuk), a clergyman of the Chernivtsi and Bukovyna Diocese, became a new bishop of the Ukrainian...

Weiterlesen

Slowenien: Fall Rupnik: Slowenische Bischöfe verurteilen "verwerfliche Taten"

Im Skandal um den international bekannten Künstler und Jesuitenpater Marko Rupnik haben sich am 22. Dezember die slowenische Bischöfe mit einer Stellungnahme zu Wort gemeldet. „Nachdem die Oberen der Jesuiten die Echtheit der Fakten bestätigt haben, verurteilen wir alle emotionalen, sexuellen und spirituellen Gewalttaten Rupniks sowie seinen schweren Missbrauch des Sakraments der Versöhnung“, heißt es in der Erklärung, die der Nachrichtenagentur Kathpress vorliegt. Präsentiert wurde die...

Weiterlesen

Rumänien: Solemn, Commemorative Year 2023 officially proclaimed

The Solemn and Commemorative Year 2023 was officially proclaimed at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest after the Divine Liturgy celebrated on New Year’s Day. The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church declared 2023 as a Solemn Year of the pastoral care of the elderly and a Commemorative Year of hymnographers and church chanters. The patriarchal auxiliary bishop Varlaam of Ploiesti read the Proclamation Decree signed by the members of the Holy Synod. The text remembered that the Holy...

Weiterlesen

Ukraine: UOC recorded a decrease in the number of parishes this year

According to published data, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has 53 dioceses and 114 (+6) hierarchs: 53 diocesan bishops, 54 Vicars, 7 at rest. Such data was provided in the annual report by Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich), Chancellor of the UOC-MP, Orthodox Life reports. The number of synodal institutions is 26. As a result of military operations and transitions to the OCU, which the Moscow Patriarchate calls seizures, the number of parishes of the UOC-MP has decreased. At the end of the...

Weiterlesen

Russland: DECR Chairman attended the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

On January 5, the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI of Rome who died on December 31, 2022, took place in Rome. With a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the funeral events were attended by the Chairmen of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk. The DECR Chairman was accompanied by I. A. Nikolayev, a staff member of the DECR secretariat for inter-Christian relations. In the evening of...

Weiterlesen

Zypern: Drei Kandidaten für Erzbischofnachfolge bestimmt

In Zypern hat die orthodoxe Bevölkerung am 18. Dezember drei Kandidaten für die Nachfolge des Oberhaupts der Orthodoxen Kirche von Zypern gewählt. Metropolit Athanasios (Nikolaou) von Limassol erhielt 35,68 Prozent der Stimmen, Metropolit Georgios (Papachrysostomou) von Paphos 18,39 Prozent und Metropolit Isaias (Kykkotis) von Tamassos erreichte 18,1 Prozent. Damit stehen sie der Hl. Synode als Kandidaten für das Amt des Erzbischofs von Zypern zur Auswahl. Die Metropoliten von Constantia...

Weiterlesen

renovabis