06 January 2019, 14:15

Speaker A.Parubiy states bestowal of Tomos virtually ensures formal establishment of single local autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU)

more
05 January 2019, 16:45

Parliament's chair Parubiy sees newborn Ukraine’s single church as robust footing for further national identity and unity, likewise kind of arm of defence against hostile attacks

more
05 January 2019, 14:15

Speaker is out to prime the chamber with scrutiny on ‘morphing’ of UOC MP-powered churches into ones of new Ukrainian single local church

more
04 January 2019, 14:15

Ukraine’s president, VRU’s speaker to visit Turkey for participating in Tomos signing ceremony on January 5-6, 2019

more
29 December 2018, 14:45

Committee props a gas emissions bill ‘as-is’ for its acute need

more
28 December 2018, 18:45

Chairman Parubiy terms legislative work in 2018 as extremely complex, yet quite productive

more
28 December 2018, 17:38

A.Parubiy to Rada TV about this year as yet another stride in building Ukraine as potent EU-minded independent power

more
28 December 2018, 14:00

Committees round-up: Daily

more
11 July 2016

Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government recommends Ukrainian Parliament adopt draft law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine" (as to voluntary unification of territorial communities) as a basis

more
02 June 2016

"We return to Ukrainian right on truth". Speech of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

more
30 May 2016

"The adoption of Law of Ukraine" On the Judicial System and Status of Judges" gives a chance to reach end of judicial reform" - the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrii Parubii

more
29 December 2018

Committee props a gas emissions bill ‘as-is’ for its acute need

more
28 December 2018

Committees round-up: Daily

more
26 December 2018

Committees round-up: Daily

more
21 December 2018

Morning session’s over

more
21 December 2018

Marchuk, Herashchenko deliver more details about Minsk process and TCG security subgroup’s negotiations

more
20 December 2018

Evening session’s over

more
20 December 2018

Morning session’s over

more
20 December 2018

Chairman urges MPs to support reviewing bills pointed at establishing Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church

more

Top news

11 October 2018, 22:01

Chairman A.Parubiy: Today’s EP synodal autocephaly decision constitutes one of the biggest landmarks in Ukraine’s history

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

      A crucial milestone for the whole history of Ukraine and its Orthodox Church has become this great day. I truly welcome all the decisions made by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (EP).

The today’s synodal decision announces commencement of the process of granting of the ecclesiastical status of autocephaly to the Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

I sincerely hope that the All-Ukrainian Orthodox Synod will take place in Kyiv in the immediate future, in which all the Hierarchs-patriots of Ukraine are to participate, that shall proclaim the formation of the Unified Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

I am convinced that after the unifying council in Kyiv, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I shall confer the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Primate of the Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

Today, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has sanctioned such historical resolutions as recognition of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the idea of reestablishing the Stavropegion of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Kyiv, yet the first and foremost being the cancellation of the Synodal “Act” or “Letter of Issue” dated June, 1686.

Over hundreds of years Ukrainians across the generations did dream of and they do now believe in the Higher Justice. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - the Church that Volodymyr the Great once baptized - has for the first time since 1686 won its long-awaited independence from Moscow.

I whole-heartedly thank the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I for all his prayers and fatherly keeping the people of Ukraine.

I also express my hearty gratitude to the Exarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for their valuable and vital mission in Ukraine.

Ukrainian statesmen, the clergy and laity of Ukraine, everyone in their place and their field, all have done considerable to finally win out the One Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

I thank sincerely to all the like-minded and associates in this holy deed!

I cordially congratulate the people of Ukraine!