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31 March 2013, 16:36 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
In the first Urbi et Orbi message of his pontificate this Easter Sunday, Pope Francis invited people of all ages, from all walks of life to “ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace”.
5 March 2013, 13:20 | Kaleidoscope-digest
6 February 2013, 16:29 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
Anti-Semitism and xenophobia are the most insidiously contagious social diseases humanity has ever experienced. Civilized societies become infected with these sicknesses before they even pause and assess the damages that the illness is sure to impose.
4 February 2013, 15:14 | Kaleidoscope-digest
PRECISELY WHAT is the most interesting thing about Rev. Roman Dusanowskyj, the priest at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in Whitney Pier?
17 January 2013, 11:36 | Kaleidoscope-digest
What is the message of the testament of Volodymyr Monomakh, a marvelous intellectual ruler (a not so unique case in the times of Ancient Ukraine-Rus’ – suffice it to recall Monomakh’s grandfather Yaroslav the Wise and father, Prince Vsevolod, who had a command of five or six languages and devoted all his free time to books – but quite a rare case in our lumpenized era), a military leader and a masterly and experienced statesman at the same time, a prominent thinker, and a writer?
16 January 2013, 11:48 | Kaleidoscope-digest
3 December 2012, 12:12 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
Poltava paid the tribute to the prominent Orthodox ascetic
29 August 2012, 13:44 | Kaleidoscope-digest
The year 2012 is a perfect time to read the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, being as it is a Year of Faith, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI to begin this fall. The Catechism is a good example of the phrase, bringing something “new and old” from the treasury of faith.
26 January 2012, 12:51 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
The holy Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev was the first bishop to be tortured and slain by the Communists at the time of the Russian Revolution.
16 January 2012, 15:50 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
The Rev. D. Paul Sullins, a sociologist at Catholic University, has interviewed over 70 married priests for a book he is writing.
12 January 2012, 13:05 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
Roman Hurko is a Ukrainian Canadian who has just composed and recorded his third Divine Liturgy. Like all his work, it is divine indeed.
11 January 2012, 13:56 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
At the East Village Meat Market on Second Avenue, tiny firs, pots of poinsettias and ringing bells greet customers gearing up to celebrate the birth of Christ on Jan. 7 in the Julian calendar – evidence that in the neighborhood once known as Little Ukraine, Christmas is coming.
9 November 2011, 14:05 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
With the blessing of His Beatitude Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine on November 7, under the chairmanship of Ukraine in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Peresopnytsia Gospels was presented, and the photo exhibition devoted to the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
23 August 2011, 17:48 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
22 August 2011, 13:08 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
Some 15,000 Orthodox Christian pilgrims carried crosses, drank holy water and prayed on Friday at a hill in eastern Poland they believe to be sacred in a colourful celebration of their faith and identity in the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country.
17 August 2011, 15:43 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
The Kiev Caves Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is one of the most ancient icons in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Mother of God entrusted it to four Byzantine architects, who in 1073 brought the icon to Sts Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves. The architects arrived at the monks' cave and asked, "Where do you want to build the church?" The saints answered, "Go, the Lord will point out the place."
15 August 2011, 17:41 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
Most sources that explain the origin of the name of the city use botanical arguments deriving the name from chahar, the “bush”. Another version: a healing and miraculous plant named chyhyr. That´s its name from perhaps the city got its name. Yet another version: the possessive suffix “yn” indicates that the name could derive from a personal name (medieval documents mention a local Tatar named Chyhyr, undoubtedly a strongman).”
12 August 2011, 14:08 | Kaleidoscope-digest |
This is the story of my personal experience when my family joined a group of Chassidim escaping from Russia after World War II (during the years 1946 – 1949). Their successful escape led to the relocation of the Russian Chabad community and the spreading of Chabad Chassidus to Europe, America, Eretz Yisroel, Africa, Australia, Asia and throughout the world.