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13 January 2017, 10:35 | Religion and society |
Auxiliary Bishop of the RCC Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia Jan Sobilo shared some observations about the life or rather survival of people in the occupied territories of Donbass
4 January 2017, 10:24 | Religion and society |
On Christmas Eve, January 6, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk will share a holiday meal usually called a holy supper (свята вечеря) with the internally displaced people from Eastern Ukraine.
28 December 2016, 12:40 | Religion and society |
21 December 2016, 12:18 | Scandals, crime |
The building, erected in 1897, was the church of St. Anthony until 50's of the last century. Then the Soviets destroyed a part of it, including the Baroque spiers, opened there a cinema theatre, and in the 80's – an organ hall. Since Philharmonic is the municipal institution of the Regional Council, the Roman Catholics reached out to the council members to regain possession of the church.
19 December 2016, 09:58 | Faith and weapon |
Evangelical Christians and their supporters protested against the actions of the occupation authorities in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, where the local Pentecostal church "Voice of Hope" was forbidden to worship in their own building.
12 December 2016, 12:30 | Church-state relations |
said the Patriarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) during the Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Odessa on December 11, 2016
8 December 2016, 13:14 | Religion and policy |
On Thursday December 8, Ukrainian MPs supported the submission of the Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko to sanction the prosecution of MP Vadim Novinsky in the case of unlawful imprisonment of the personal secretary of the late Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) - Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko).
7 December 2016, 14:40 | Religious holidays and traditions |
Ukrainian MPs drafted a law that proposes to celebrate Christmas in Ukraine as a national holiday both 25 December (Gregorian calendar) and 7 January (Julian calendar). They believe that their initiative will not only take into account the religious need of many Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians, but also will unite the Ukrainian society.
6 December 2016, 15:29 | Terrorism |
Note that in September 2014, when Horlivka was already beyond the Ukrainian government’s control, armed men kidnapped Adventist pastor Serhiy Lytovchenko in the house of prayer during communion. The kidnappers justified their actions by saying “this is an Orthodox land and it has no place various sects.” The pastor was liberated from prison only after 20 days.
6 December 2016, 11:47 | Announcements |
On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Lviv will host the Interreligious Symposium “Migration through the prism of interfaith dialogue: a view of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” The event will be held under the auspices of the religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” and the Centre for interfaith and inter-religious dialogue “Libertas.”
5 December 2016, 16:20 | Religion and policy |
The Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith “Tabernacle” (Kyiv) has issued a formal appeal “to all Christian communities to support activities and statements in connection with the situation around the affiliate Church “ Voice of Hope” (Bahchisarai town), to which the Crimean government sent a resolution stating the “impossibility to operate the premises.”
5 December 2016, 13:26 | Social questioning |
46.2% of Ukrainian who identify themselves as Orthodox, support "Ukraine’s Parliament appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew requesting autocephaly (self-governance) of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” 18.5% do not support; 35.3% found it difficult to answer.
5 December 2016, 09:14 | Religion and society |
The Message of the Synod of Bishops of Kyiv-Galician Major Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of December 1 concerning the danger of gender ideology to society.
1 December 2016, 12:47 | National religious question |
The vice-rector of UCU identified three main components, urging so many Ukrainians vote for independence on December 1, 1991.
1 December 2016, 10:47 | Faith and weapon |
With the support of the Foundation of St. Nicholas military chaplains launched a charity initiative ‘Saint Nicholas For The Military’. They plan to buy sweets, tangerines and make icons depicting St. Nicholas and supplication to him. Lviv residents are invited to join the campaign to help Ukrainian soldiers experience the joy of St. Nicholas Day.
1 December 2016, 10:36 | Faith and weapon |
“We came here to this famous hospital, because there a special place and space where you serve and save the lives of our heroes, see the blood, suffering, tears,” the patriarch said.
30 November 2016, 09:03 | Religion and society |
29 November 2016, 09:57 | Religion and society |
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Patriarch of the UGCC, spoke about church marriage and family in the latest issue of the TV project “Open Church” on Zhyve TV.