In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit!


Let it be known to all that the bishops, priests and deacons of the Kyiv Diocese of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Canonical, having the full support of the community, led by the Holy Spirit unanimously decided to withdraw from guidance of Patriarch Moses and to terminate any spiritual communion with him. The decision was taken following consideration, on 29 September 2013 at the enlarged meeting of the clergy, the undeniable facts associated with concealed from the Church depraved lifestyle of Patriarch Moses (Koulik Oleg Ivanovich) during 2007-2013 and his anti-Christian statements in sermons to the community during 2013, being contrary to the fundamentals of Faith of the Christian Church and doubting earthly life and actions of our Lord Jesus Christ, His death and Glorious Resurrection. The decision on withdrawal was taken in accordance with Apostolic Rules 25, 74, 75 and the Holy Canons of the Church of Christ, the rules of the Sixth Ecumenical Council 44, 98, and Matthew 12: 31-32 (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit).

With great sorrow, we notify that the new facts fully confirm the legality and validity of the charges against Patriarch Moses of the lewd acts that were qualified by Holosiyivskyi district police department in Kyiv as a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 181, Paragraph 2 of Art. 152 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Two criminal cases over his acts were opened. Afterwards, Patriarch Moses fled to the U.S. He is hiding there now to evade criminal responsibility for the committed crimes.

So today, on the eve of Christmas, after waiting for 100 days for Patriarch Moses to show his regret and desire to preserve UAOC-C as the church of God, we declare: to maintain fidelity to God and life in His Divine Truth, according to decisions taken at the enlarged meeting of the clergy on September 29 and church meetings on October 11 and December 29 2013, the Kyiv community, its clergy, the faithful and the church buildings built by their hands shall not have any relation to the Patriarch Moses and shall not belong to the UAOC-C since 29 September 2013.

From now on, we are independent Orthodox religious organization titled Orthodox Community of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Subsequently, using photos of the clergy of the Orthodox Community of the Transfiguration of the Lord on the UAOC-C website in the "Hierarchy" section shall be incompetent and illegal, whereof Patriarch Moses was personally informed.

With faith we confirmed and affirmed the statement with our signatures and seals in the temple of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 29th day of December in 2013 year of God 

Archbishop + Oleksandr (Nehodenko)

Bishop + Vasyliy (Nesterenko)

Bishop + Mykolai (Berdiuhyn)

Archpriest Vitaliy (Drobotun)

Archpriest Maksym (Bykov)

Priest Vitaliy (Kashych)

Priest Volodymyr (Kurlovych)

Priest Oleksandr (Minchuk)

Archdeacon Oleg (Sukachov)

Deacon Oleksandr (Draga)

Deacon Oleg (Makovey)