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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.
15 December 2016, 10:50 | Religious holidays and traditions |
14 December 2016, 13:35 | History, archaeology
District court of Amsterdam denied to return the Scythian gold to Crimea. Russia gets ready to appeal the decision.
13 December 2016, 07:35 | Religious holidays and traditions |
On December 13 Christians living according to the Julian Calendar honor the memory of St. Andrew the First-called Apostle. Ukrainians honor Apostle Andrew in a special way as he is considered to be the one who brought Christianity to the "Hills of Kyiv."
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.
30 November 2016, 16:56 | Religious holidays and traditions |
The residence of St. Nicholas will be officially opened in the Great Lavra Bell Tower in Kyiv on December 1.
21 November 2016, 08:59 | Religious holidays and traditions |
St. Michael is the patron saint of Kyiv. Archangel Michael had been a patron of the Ukrainian capital since ancient times: in the archives there are international agreements signed by Prince Volodymyr the Great and Yaroslav the Wise, and stitched-rings seals depicting winged warrior.
7 November 2016, 13:26 | Theology and religious education |
26 October 2016, 12:52 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage |
“The Church insistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places,” because it showed the dignity and respect for the human body, said the document approved by Pope Francis.
26 October 2016, 10:09 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance |
In the center of Lutsk, memorial signs have been mounted on the sites of the former Jewish cemeteries.
25 October 2016, 15:37 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance |
A XVIII century wooden church in the village of Mala Rostivka, Vinnytsia region, is being renovated by a local farmer. According to preliminary calculations about three million UAH are required, Vlasno.info reports.
18 October 2016, 12:42 | Judaism |
For the eight days and seven nights of Sukkot, Jews traditionally eat and sleep in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling with a thatched roof, from which the holiday gets its name.