Metropolitan of Europe’s Easter Message

  Carissimi With great joy we greet all the clergy and faithful of our Province this Paschaltide! Having commemorated the salvific events of the Sacrum Triduum, once again we rejoice in the remembrance of ourselves as an “Easter people and ‘alleluia’ is our song!”  (St Augustine of Hippo) Our Lenten and Passiontide fast being over,…

Statement of Philaret, Patriarch of Ukraine, on Russian annexation of Crimea

STATEMENT of Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Philaret, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, on the Russian annexation of the Crimea Dear brothers and sisters! Dear compatriots! The calling of the Church is to testify about the truth. Therefore it is necessary to give moral evaluation of the annexation, or…