News from and about Ukraine & Ukrainians: Ukrainian Community Press Releases
BRAMA
  UKRAINEWSTAND
Home - NEWS - Weather - Biz - Sports - Press - Calendar - Classifieds

  УКРАІНОВИНИ
Home - НОВИНИ - Погода - Ділове - Спорт - Прес - Календар - Оголошення

buy visitors

getLinks(); ?>

UkraiNEWStand BRAMA Press News UKR News ENG News RUS News GOV'T TV/Radio Journals Newsletters World Kiosks
Mon, April 24, 09:06 EDT
Main
  • BRAMA Press
  • Submit press releases here

  • BRAMA Home
  • BRAMA's UkraiNewstand

  • Search

  • full search
  • NEWS
     ·  Regional-National-Int'l
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  Business
     ·  Diaspora/Community
     ·  Issues/Health
     ·  Education
     ·  Arts/Culture
     ·  Religion
     ·  Sports
     ·  Travel
     ·  BRAMA Press
    Forums
  • News & Politics BB (Chat)
  • Nova Khvylia BB
  • Traditions BB
  • Travel BB
  • Business Connections BB
  • E-mail Lists

  • Features
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  History of Ukraine
     ·  Ukrainian Traditions
     ·  Ukrainian Shops

    [BRAMA Client Websites]
    places to visit

    Survey
    What will L.Kuchma's fate be under the Yushchenko presidency?
    Same as Ceausescu
    Exile in Russia or elsewhere
    Prosecution and jail in Ukraine
    Immunity from prosecution in Ukraine
    Pardoned by Yushchenko
    Other
  • [Results & comment board] ...
  • Horoscope
    Horoscope (Ukr1251 only):


    DISCLAIMER:The contents of press releases on this website represent solely the positions of their respective authors and organizations. BRAMA neither endorses nor disapproves of the views expressed therein. BRAMA retains all final rights as to what may or may not appear on these pages.


    [ TOP]

    BRAMA News and Community Press

    BRAMA, Feb 11, 2005, 9:00 am ET

    Press Release

    UAOC calls for investigaton of property claims and assault on clergy in Kyiv

    Feb. 10, 2005 — The Bishops, clergy and people of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - Canonical would like to express their shock and extend their fraternal support to Archbishop Ihor and the personnel of Nasha Vira after the February 4, 2005 criminal takeover and assaults of Father Valerii Kopiika and the other individuals at the headquarters of Archbishop Ihor and Nasha Vira in Kyiv.

    Although we are of different jurisdictions, we are one holy Catholic Orthodox Church, and our Church must follow the Gospel precept of fraternal love, respect and Christian witness.

    Recently, Metropolitan Mefodiy [Valerii] Kudriakov has written about his jurisdiction being the only “real” Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. However, we ask whether a Bishop who had authorized and himself been physically present at the barbaric “revolution” of February 4, 2005, an Archbishop who ordained Bishop Bohdan Koulik after Bohdan Koulik physically assaulted and beat Metropolitan Moisey, the Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - Canonical, and a Bishop who had spent time in jail as a convicted felon -- can such a man remain Primate, much less lead, any Church?

    The claims of Metropolitan Mofodiy regarding the authenticity of his Church are nebulous, at best, as the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is the descendant of the Tomos of 1924 of the Ecumenical Patriarch Gregorios VII Haddad and with which Metropolitan Mefodiy has absolutely no connection either by association or Apostolic Succession. Metropolitan Mefodiy’s Church is the the result of a schism with the Moscow Patriarchate and not with the historic Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and can hold no claim to the spiritual legacy or properties of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

    We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is strengthened not by the buildings His followers amass but by the love, integrity and holiness enfleshed by His followers. Where two or three are gathered in His name, He is present. To degrade Orthodoxy to the level of using physical and abusive force in the acquisition of buildings built of stone is to belittle the entire message of the New Testament.

    As this matter is a claim for property and relies on no substantive spiritual basis, and because Metropolitan Mefodiy’s actions appear to involve brutal physical force and abuse, we ask for a complete, objective and fair investigation of the incident by the respective governmental authorities in Ukraine.

    Bishop Ioan
    Bishop of the Midwest
    Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - Canonical



    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    More BRAMA Press Releases -- Click Here
    Comments and observations about this article and other news
    may be posted to the BRAMA News & Politics Comment Board

     

    Ukraine video timeline: a year of protests and violence. Daily Telegraph 2/21/2015


    Nadiya Savchenko's speech in Basmanny Court, Moscow, 10.02.2015 (Voices of Ukraine)


    Joe Biden: Don’t tell us. Show us, President Putin. 2/7/2015 Munich Security Conference


    Speech by President of Ukraine at the Munich Security conference Feb 7 2015


    #FreeSavchenko video by Adriana Luhovy [Twitter storm Jan 26 2015]


    FREE NADIYA SAVCHENKO

    FREE NADIYA SAVCHENKO
    Twitter storm day Jan 26 2015


    Live map of Ukraine

    Ukraine Today TV LIVE on Youtube


    Live map of Ukraine

    Live map of Ukraine


    Timothy Snyder: Ukrainian History, European Future. Timothy D. Snyder is a well-known historian and professor of history at Yale University. Speaking at the National University 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' on May 15, 2014 on deep connection and strong bonds between Ukrainian and European history.


    Громадське радіо

    Громадське радіо


    Громадське телебачення

    Громадське телебачення


    Facebook Євромайдан

    Facebook Євромайдан


    Happy Kyiv (inspired by Pharrell Williams 'Happy')


    Inauguration of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, June 7, 2014


    The Kyiv Post

    День The Day Newspaper

    Експрес онлайн -- Львів

    Voice of America/Голос Америки

    Mirror Weekly/Дзеркало Тижня

    TVi

    Tochka.net

    Zaxid.net

    Yahoo!
    Foto I |  Foto II |  Slideshow

    World Issues
    Google
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq
    Yahoo
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq

    Climate Effects
    Google
     ·  Global Warming
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu
    Yahoo
     ·  Climate Change
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu

    Nasha knopka Наша кнопка

    SLIDESHOWS
    Yushchenko 2009 (NYC)
    Yushchenko 2008 (NYC)
    Genocide (NYC)
    Rushnyk (NYC)
    more ...

    AUDIO and VIDEO
    Video: OC Yushchenko speech
    Video: Orange Circle Yushchenko
    Video: Heritage Days
    more ...


    Calendar
    more ... ]  


    ** Special: [Ukrainian Holidays and Traditions] [SHOP UKRAINIAN] [POLITICS]

    BRAMA Home -- BRAMA in Ukrainian -- Calendar -- UkraiNEWStand -- Community Press -- Search BRAMA -- Arts/Culture -- Business -- CLASSIFIEDS -- Compute/Software -- Social Issues -- Education -- Fun -- Law -- e-LISTS&BB's -- Nova Khvylia (New Wave) -- SPORTS -- Travel -- Ukraine -- Government -- Diaspora Directory -- Suggest a Link -- Report a dead link -- About BRAMA - WebHosting - Domains - Advertising -- What's New? -- GOOGLE-- Yahoo!
    Copyright © 1997-2011 BRAMA, Inc.tm, Inc. All Rights Reserved.