Church-Theological Foundations of Early Ukrainian Catholicism (XI-XII centuries)

  • S. Kyiak


Early Ukrainian Christianity (XI-XII centuries) was based, as we know, on the one and only faith of Christ, which taught the right (that is, the "right") to believe in Christ and to rightly glorify Him in the presence of various false heretical teachings of that It also had a universal Catholic character, as it recognized, along with the Byzantine Church, as head of the Church the successor of St. Peter, the Pope. This allegiance of the Kiev Church to the apostolic leadership of the Church of Christ, even after the split of the Universal Church in 1054, remained a characteristic feature of Ukrainian Christianity.