Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...

Putin Blasts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Russian President Vladimir Putin made scathing remarks concerning the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. According to the...

Archbishop Expresses Sympathy to Greek and Albanian Families

Archbishop Anastasios of the Albanian Orthodox Autocephalous Church has stated that he sent condolences to the families of both Konstantinos Katsifas and Petrit Zilfa, despite...

Bartholomew Blesses World’s Largest Orthodox Church in Romania

Photo: wikipedia Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew  on Sunday blessed the world's largest Orthodox church, located in Bucharest, Romania. He officiated at the ceremony along with Romanian...

Ukraine Gives Iconic Saint Andrew Church To Ecumenical Patriarchate (video)

Following the decision made by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant independence (autocephaly) to the Ukrainian Church, ending centuries of Moscow's ecclesiastical authority...

U.S. Support to the Ecumenical Patriarchate After Orthodox Schism

The United States expressed its support to the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as independent. A spokesman...

Orthodox Schism As Russian Church ‘Breaks All Ties’ With Constantinople Over Ukraine

In the largest schism in Orthodox Christianity for over a century, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut all ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate over...

Russian Church A Step Closer To Split From The Rest of Orthodox Christianity

  The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it will end its participation in every structure that is chaired by the Ecumenical...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court Rejects Proposal For Hagia Sophia’s Conversion To Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey decided that Hagia Sophia will not be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an appeal made by...