Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of November 13, 2018

The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, gathered at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on November 13, 2018, and after hearing His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine discuss the challenges that have arisen in recent times before the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, adopted the following: 1. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is canonical and recognised by the Local Orthodox Churches, while serving its ministry to God and to the people of Ukraine, fundamentally supports independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is present in all regions of Ukraine and unites both controlled and uncontrolled territories of the Ukrainian state, experiencing  all the joys and sufferings together with its citizens. 2. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is endowed with all the rights of independence and self-rule, which today are needed for fruitful service to God and the people of Ukraine. 3. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has consistently advocated the healing of the schism, for the restoration of Church unity, that is, for a single Church. However, the restoration of the unity of Ukrainian Orthodoxy should not mean the transformation of the Church into an element of politics or propaganda, as this contradicts the nature of the Church. The Church is convinced that the overcoming of Church separation should take place without the intervention of state, … Continue reading Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of November 13, 2018Read more