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The Cherkasy Eparchy has sent an appeal to the President, the state authorities of Ukraine, and the Cherkasy court. The Information and Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is publishing that appeal in full. 

8 Lies Told by Enemies of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - published in "Orthodox Reflections" (USA) 13.03.2023

 The Orthodox Church is the Church of the Martyrs. Not 2,000 years ago. Not 100 years ago. Right now. In Ukraine. A nation whose government is only sustained through hundreds of billions of dollars in Western aid. In full view of the entire world, the Zelenskyy Government in Kiev is accelerating its persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Ungodly men, with the active support of powerful “Orthodox” figures around the world, are ready to add new Martyrs to our calendar. Read more.



The SBU has handed over suspicion to Metropolitan Longin of Bancheni. The bishop could be put on trial. What will happen to those hundreds of children who call him dad?

On May 22, 2023, Metropolitan Longin (Zhar) of Bancheni was summoned for questioning to the Chernivtsi Police Department. During the interrogation, the bishop was handed a suspicion which said that a criminal case under Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – for incitement of interfaith hatred – was opened against him. At the moment, the court is deciding on a preventive measure for him. However, the situation with Metropolitan Longin is more complicated than with any other bishop or even just a citizen of Ukraine. Read More

In the fight against the UOC, its opponents have applied a new tool – deprivation of the right to use land. How legal is this, and what can be done to protect one's rights?

In the spring of 2023, local authorities synchronously began to make decisions on expropriating land plots from the communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. These decisions imply that the churches standing on such land cannot function anymore. How legal is this, and how should we approach it? Read more

A visitor from Transcarpathia, the “chaplain” of the OCU Witcher, seized the Trinity Church of the UOC in Pereyaslav, Kyiv region.

On June 8, 2023, the "hieromonk" of the OCU Sofroniy, with the call sign Ved’mak (Witcher), took control of the Trinity Church of the UOC in Pereyaslav, Kyiv region. The UOJ was told about this by its source in the community.

It noted that the OCU activists, under the control of the Witcher, cut off the last locks on the Trinity Church and let members of the “commission” of the City Council inside. Read more

The raider seizure was led by deputy Chernievych, who personally transferred many UOC churches in the Khmelnytskyi region to the OCU.

On June 2, 2023, a group of individuals led by the Khmelnytskyi District Council deputy A. Chernievych and businessman Mykhailo Blonsky seized St. Nicholas’s Church of the UOC in Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region,” reports the Telegram channel of the press service of the Khmelnytskyi eparchy of the UOC. Read more


Alexander Chernievich has organized a mass transfer of church communities in the Khmelnytskyi district from the UOC to the OCU.

Since April 2022, due to the efforts of local authorities, 16 churches of the UOC were transferred to the OCU in the Khmelnytskyi district. The head of the Khmelnytskyi District Council, Alexander Chernievich, reports about all the transfers on his Facebook page. Read more