SS. Volodymyr and Olha, Equals-to-the-Apostles, and the Baptism of Kyivan Rus’
This panel discussion was held on December 4, 2018 at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs in Washington DC and co-sponsored with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.
The Berkley Center describes the event as follows on its website:
In October of 2018, the Orthodox Church’s Istanbul-based leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, announced that he will grant autocephaly (independence) to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. As religious tensions between the newly established Kiev Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate develop, the future of the Orthodox Church remains uncertain. Panelists discussed the political, theological, historical, and geopolitical dimensions of these recent events in their commentary, as they assessed the current status and future opportunities for the church in Ukraine.
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