By the executive order issued on 22 May 2020 by the head of the Volyn regional public administration, Yu. Poguliayko, two churches taken away earlier from the communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been transferred for permanent use to the communities of the schismatic ‘Orthodox Church in Ukraine’ which…
Archpriest Andrey Novikov
Stavropegion is a special status of monasteries and other church institutions (churches, theological schools, alms-houses, etc.), taken out of the canonical jurisdiction of a local diocesan hierarch and subject directly to the primate of a Local Church, for example, to the patriarch.
The establishment by the Patriarchate of Constantinople of a parallel jurisdiction in the canonical territory of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia is discussed in particular in an article by Peter Brandtner.
On 26th December 2019, at its session held in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church gave consideration to the consequences of the recognition by the Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria of the schismatic structure acting in Ukraine.
The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, after careful deliberation of recent developments in the sphere of inter-Orthodox relations, makes the following statement
On 2nd December 2019, during a brotherly repast following the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia commented on the situation that had arisen in the world Orthodoxy after the recognition of the OCU non-canonical group…
Metropolitan Nikiphoros of Kykkos and Tillyria (Orthodox Church of Cyprus) expressed his concern over the painful crisis that had arisen within the Orthodox Church.
This body did not have even the semblance of apostolic succession, as its “holy orders” were derived from a self-consecrated “bishop.”
This essay was published in Russian and French in 1950.