Open Orthodoxy as an alternative and perspective

  • Iurii Kovalenko
Keywords: Orthodoxy, open Orthodoxy, worldview trends


In this research, author analyzes and interprets data of sociological researches of the Razumkov Centre concerning the religious self-identification of Ukrainian citizens, their attitude towards the Church in general and towards the denominations and religions presented in Ukraine in the dynamics from the year 2000 to nowadays. The author also considers external (social) and internal (church) outlook trends and shows a dangerous contradiction between them. As an alternative to solve this conflict, the author suggests the idea of Open Orthodoxy and presents an example of its implementation in projects of the Open Orthodox University of Saint Sophia the Wisdom.