“It was a … “It sold right away,” said John Blysniuk, a Holy Trinity trustee and church member the past 35 years. Ukrainian president on Saturday received a document cementing the “autocephaly” status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions. It took just days for Sarnia’s Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church to find a buyer apparently interested in maintaining the elaborate building as a place of worship. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP) insists on its name being just the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, stating that it is the sole canonical body of Orthodox Christians in the country, a Ukrainian "local church" (Ukrainian: Помісна Церква).. That is why, we are waiting for the convocation of the council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, where we should adopt the new status for our church”, - Filaret said. By Kostas Onisenko The Russian Church and its centers of influence in Ukraine attempt to repeal, through pressure on the www.cerkva.info (in Ukrainian, Russian, and English). "The Canons of the Eastern Orthodox Church". Several Ukrainian presidents pushed for a solution to the church problem that would permit the creation of a single Ukrainian Orthodox jurisdiction … "Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate". It is also the name that it is registered under in the State Committee of Ukraine in Religious Affairs. We are the autocephalous church, so we should have our own Ukrainian status, which has to be approved on the Pomistnyi Cathedral. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), the only canonical Church in the country, is literally quasi-legal: its parishes are being seized with impunity, state agencies oppress its members and state-linked media wage an information campaign against it. There are currently 14, … Onuphry noted, this “does not fully reflect the Definition of the 1990 Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church in granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence and autonomy in its administration.” The current Church statutes give the status of the Ukrainian Church as a “Self-governing Church.” As Met. Tomos means document, and autocephaly is the status of an independent canonical church in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Metropolia Center 135 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873. Canonical status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate; Decision of the UOC-KP to dissolve itself (in Ukrainian) The Orthodox Church of Ukraine will definitely receive the status of a patriarchate, but it is necessary to unite all Ukrainian Orthodoxy for this purpose. Name. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church officially gained independence on Saturday, with the signing of a decree that marked its separation from the Russian church that … Contact consistory@uocofusa.org 732-356-0090 (Phone) 732-356-5556 (Fax) Subscribe.