National Historical and Cultural Reserve “St. Sophia of Kyiv”,
the House of the Metropolitan

9:30 Sessions begin

Unity and Truth: Reflections in the Shade of Saint Sophia

Nullifying the Anathemas of 1054 and Reconciliation between
the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

Each year, Inside the Vatican magazine chooses 10 people to recognize as our "Top Ten" people of the year just past. In December, 2014, among them they chose the founder of St. Clement's Center and the director of the "Spirit and Letter" Research and Publishing Association Constantin Sigov (see his profile from the magazine below). Congratulations!

Dear friends!

Wholeheartedly we congratulate you on the Feast of feasts –
Christ’s Resurrection from the dead!
Already here, on earth, Easter frees us from slavery and fear.
Easter gives us wise hope in our resurrection and eternal life.
Easter brings us perfect communion in Christ’s love.

Christ's Descent into Hell, a fresco from Cyprus.

Orthodoxy in Ukraine

On the 25th of January the situation in Kiev was very difficult. Over night, clashes with police on Hrushevskoho Street flared at times but both sides held their positions and by 5 a.m. a temporary truce was made. However, the truce did not last long and by 10:30 a.m. fighting broke out. Fires from burning tires stretched 70 meters across the street, and flames five meters high divided the sides. Many people spoke of the possibility of declaring state of emergency.

The same day, members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations held a meeting with the leaders of the Ukrainian opposition Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok. The main mission of the Council was to initiate a peaceful and constructive dialogue between them and the President.

The Nativity. Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II, late 10t c., Vatican library, Vatican.

The Nativity.
Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II, late 10t c., Vatican library, Vatican.


Dear friends!

we are glad to congratulate you with the worldwide triumph and miracle of Christmas! And we also wish you a happy New Year!

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