The Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate
: Украї́нська Правосла́вна Це́рква – Ки́ївський Патріарха́т (УПЦ-КП), romanized
: Ukrainska Pravoslavna Tserkva — Kyivskyi Patriarkhat
(UPTs-KP)) was an unrecognized Orthodox church
which existed since 1992 and merged
into the Orthodox Church of Ukraine
in 2018. In 2019, the former leader of the church Filaret (Denysenko)
has declared its "revival" following his conflict with Epiphanius
, however, it was not supported by the majority of the bishops of former Kyiv Patriarchate.
As of 2021, the juridical person
of UOC-KP is officially stopped.[citation needed
After its unilateral declaration of autocephaly in 1992, the patriarchate was not recognised by the other Eastern Orthodox churches
, and was considered a "schismatic
group" by the Moscow Patriarchate.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate decided on 11 October to reintegrate the faithful Christians of Ukraine into the Orthodox Church
including the faithful and hierarchs of the UOC-KP and accord to the newly formed church autocephaly. The newly formed church was not recognised as a patriarchy.