Ukrainian Orthodox Church: One Year after the Tomos. Talk with Archbishop Yevstratiy Zoria. 22 January 2020, 7pm.

DATE: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

TIME: 7pm

VENUE: 79 Holland Park, London W11 3SW

It has been a year since Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, signed the monumental tomos that granted independence to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, cleaving millions of Ukrainians from the Russian Orthodox Church. The move was declared another “act of independence” by Ukraine’s then President Petro Poroshenko. The new church is now making its first steps and grappling with complex issues: the transition of its parishes from the Moscow Patriarchate to the new church, building ecumenical dialogue and dealing with the boycott of its parishes in the area of Donbas and Crimea which are under Moscow’s control.

Archbishop Yevstratiy Zoria will be answering these and other questions. He is in charge of the department of external relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a graduate of Kyiv Theological Academy. The event will be moderated by Ursula Woolley, a Trustee of ukrainian Institute London. 

The event will be free, but registration is required. 

The event will be held in both Ukrainian and English.