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23 February 2017, 10:10 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage
On February 20, a group of Hasidic pilgrims, in an amount of about 60 people, came to visit the town of Brody, In Lviv region.
15 February 2017, 08:57 | Religious holidays and traditions |
According to the law of Moses, every firstborn male was to be brought into the temple to be dedicated to God on the fortieth day after birth. At that time a sacrifice of thanksgiving was also to be brought. The Holy Mother of God followed this law, even though she knew that the Child was the Son of God. Thus, Joseph and Mary brought the Child Jesus into the temple on the fortieth day along with a humble sacrifice of two young pigeons.
9 February 2017, 13:24 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance |
On February 9, at the session of Lviv city council its members approved a detailed plan for renovation of St. George Cathedral with the reconstruction of the Pilgrimage of St. George, landscaping of Metropolitan gardens and proposals to determine the location of the monument to Metropolitan Andrey.
8 February 2017, 15:11 | Religion and culture |
8 February 2017, 12:57 | Religion and culture |
This is the first such training for military clergymen in Ukraine, which continues at the premises of Sahaidachny National Academy of Ground Troops.
A tomb in the church In Chernivtsi will be opened for tourist viewing. It was arranged by Poland, because the Polish soldiers who died in the First World War are buried in the underground part of the Jesuit church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
25 January 2017, 11:37 | Religion and culture |
On January 24, Kyiv hosted a presentation of two scientific papers by researcher Serhiy Shumylo “St. Paisius Velichkovskyy ‘The Story of the Holy Council’ and unknown letters” and “Elder Ioann Vyshenskyy: Mount Athos ascetic and Orthodox writer-polemyst.”
19 January 2017, 08:34 | Religious holidays and traditions |
The Feast of Epiphany, which is observed on January 19 according to the Julian Calendar (January 6 according to the Gregorian Calendar), completes the cycle of Christmas holidays.
18 January 2017, 09:47 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance |
18 January 2017, 08:33 | Religious holidays and traditions |
13 January 2017, 10:01 | Religious holidays and traditions |
7 January 2017, 12:15 | Religious holidays and traditions |
All Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, most Ukrainian Evangelical Christians and Jerusalem, Russian, Serbian, and Georgian Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on January 7.
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.
27 December 2016, 10:38 | Religion and culture |
On December 25, the European square in central Kyiv became the place where 2017 singers simultaneously performed Christmas carols and festive songs.
Yesterday, on December 25, the parishioners of the church in Chernihiv, named after the Descent of the Holy Spirit, celebrated one of the main Christian holidays – the Nativity of Christ.
In his Christmas message Pope Francis referred to Ukraine:“Peace to men and women who are still suffering the effects of conflict in eastern Ukraine, to whichwe all desire to bring relief to the population and to fulfill the obligations undertaken.”
On St. Nicholas Day, December 19, the main Christmas tree was opened at Festivalna square and the second regional New Year and Christmas festival began. A special highlight was the establishment of a religious borough “Christmas crib” for the first time in recent history of the city.