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AUTONOMOUS UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
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==Community Life==
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A BRIEF HISTORY
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Apostolic Age: Andrew the Apostle, negotiating the Dnipro River, prophesied that a great city would be built upon the site of what is now known as Kyiv and that God would cause many Churches to rise upon the hills of the city.
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c. 860 - Cyrillic alphabet formulated by Greek brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius.
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955 - Saints Ol’ha & Volodymyr’s grandmother, accepted Orthodox baptism from the Greeks, perhaps in Constantinople.
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988 - Baptism of the inhabitants of Rus’-Ukraine in the Dnipro River by Orthodox clergy from Constantinople.
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==Discussion pages==
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* '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Trapeza]] (The main discussion page, intended to serve as the focal point for community talk)'''
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Meta Reflections]] (Discussions about the kind of project we're engaged in here)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Administrators]] (Sysop to-do's & general notes for admins)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Categories]] (Organization of articles and categories)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:News]] (Updates about what's happening on OrthodoxWiki)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Reference desk]] (Questions and answers about research subjects)
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988-1240 - Many churches are built and monasteries established, including: the Church of the Tithes, Monastery of the Dormition, Cathedral of St. Sophia, St. Michael’s Monastery.
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1015 - First saints of Ukrainian Church, Ss. Boris & Hlib, are martyred.
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* [[Help:InterWiki links]] - How to use interwiki links, with notes on our customizations; and [[Special:Interwiki]] - a list of all interwiki links
  
1051 - First native Ukrainian, Metropolitan Ilarion, is enthroned as Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Rus’ - head of the Ukrainian Church.
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1147 - Metropolitan Klym is enthroned as Metropolitan of Kyiv; Ukraine’s canonical dependence upon Constantinople diminishes. Moscow is established and settled by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky.
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1240 - Mongols destroy Kyiv. For reasons of safety, the Metropolitans of Kyiv eventually reside in Moscow [after 1325].
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1415 - Moscow Church formally separated from Kyivan Metropolitanate. By 1448, Moscow metropolitans bear the title “Metropolitan of Moscow.
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To get a sense of how we're doing here at OrthodoxWiki, check out OrthodoxWiki:Statistics and Special:Statistics.

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