His Holiness Philaret Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine
The Vicariate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyivan Patriarchate in the USA and Canada (the “Vicariate”) is an American organization that represents church parishes and believers who are united with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyivan Patriarchate (the “UOC-KP”) under the protection – omophor -- of His Holiness Philaret Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine.
In January 2019, Ukrainian President Poroshenko awarded His Holiness Patriarch Philaret the title “Hero of Ukraine,” the highest national title that can be conferred on an individual Ukrainian citizen.
The UOC-KP has 12 hierarchs and approximately 300 parishes in Ukraine, Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States and Canada. Currently, the antimins of Patriarch Philaret remain in the Vicariate churches. Antimins are essential for the celebration of Divine Liturgy and Holy Sacraments, in effect, the church’s license to conduct divine services.
The UOC-KP has ties with Theological Institute Philadelphia, an American faith-based charitable foundation whose mission is to educate, enlighten and engage the world community in Orthodoxy.
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