Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 The Orthodox Church in Ukraine: A Century of Separation

Tuesday, December 11, 20185:00PM - 7:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place


In light of recent developments in Ukraine toward establishing a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church, coupled with the ecclesial conflicts between Constantinople and Moscow, this book’s appearance is very timely. In his presentation, Prof. Denysenko will provide an overview of the history of Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine from the early twentieth century to the present. He will touch upon the dynamics of church and state in the attempts to restore an authentic Ukrainian religious identity in the contemporary Orthodox churches, and how these dynamics have played out in the current movement to overcome the divisions among the three Orthodox Churches in Ukraine. This book launch is the second in a series of events looking at Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity and the question of autocephaly hosted by the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies; the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies; the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine; the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.


Nicholas E. Denysenko
Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair, Valparaiso University

Myroslaw Tataryn
Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies; Chair, Department of Religious Studies; Director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship at St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo

Main Sponsor

Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern European Christian Studies

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto Office

Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

Research Program on Religion and Culture, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, U of Alberta

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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