pravoslavye.org.ua/ UOC -MP]
The '''Church of Ukraine''' is an [[autonomy|autonomous]] Orthodox church whose [[primate]] is confirmed by the [[Church of Russia]]. Its history extends to the introduction of Christianity into Kievan Rus' with the [[baptism]] of Prince St. [[Vladimir of Kiev]] and his people in 988, known as the [[Baptism of Rus']]. Its current primate is His Beatitude [[Volodymyr (Sabodan) of Kiev|Volodymyr (Sabodan)]] (who resides at the [[Monastery of the Kiev Caves|Kiev Pechersk Lavra]], which is the heartbeat of Ukrainian Orthodoxy), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. Its autonomy is currently not recognized in international Orthodox gatherings.
*[http://www.orthodox.org.ua/ Ukrainian Orthodox Church], official website*[http://pravoslavye.org.ua/ UOC