UGCC

  • 10 January 2019, 12:27 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Head: Greek Catholics do not show tendency to transfer to Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    Everyone understands that religious peace is a great treasure that the Churches and religious organizations of Ukraine have managed to keep throughout all years of the war. This is an issue of national security, stability of our state. Although there was a lot of attempts to steal this religious peace.

  • 8 January 2019, 10:41 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: Unification of UGCC and OCU is quite feasible

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) does not think that the unity between the UGCC and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the long run is an utopian idea. The UGCC Primate expressed this position in the traditional Christmas interview for Channel 5, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 30 December 2018, 12:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Primates of OCU and UGCC agree to develop a roadmap for cooperation

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and Patriarch Svyatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church have already met and agreed to work out a roadmap to deepen the relations between the two Churches.

  • 26 December 2018, 13:11 | UGCC | 

    Gregorian calendar parish established in UGCC Diocese of Paris

    On December 25, on the occasion of the Nativity of Christ according to the Gregorian calendar, the dedication of the throne and the official opening of the parish, the main language of which will be French, was held in the Belgian town of Tournais.

  • 24 December 2018, 12:30 | UGCC | 

    “Christmas is a family event when we feel that our Heavenly Father is joyful with us!” His Beatitude Sviatoslav

    Peace, love and light - these very important values can be the best gift from the Son of God during the Christmas and New Year holidays for each of us.

  • 19 December 2018, 13:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Ukrainian Greek Catholics prepared Voter Memo, moral benchmark, for upcoming Presidential election

    At the national Transformation of Ukraine forum, Patriarch Svyatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church presented the main points of the Voter Memo which the believers have made and which will serve as a moral benchmark for the next presidential election in Ukraine.

  • 19 December 2018, 13:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Head: Now Greek Catholics and Orthodox will in one voice tell truth about Ukraine

    On December 17, 2018, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, met with Eduard Hooks, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine, at the latter’s request, in the administrative building of the Patriarchal Center of the UGCC in Kyiv. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the social and religious situation in Ukraine. It was reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 18 December 2018, 12:28 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Head issues decree convening 7th session of Patriarchal Council to form Church strategy for next 10 years

    Patriarch Sviatoslav has issued a Decree convening the 7th session of the Patriarchal (All-Church) Council of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on “Emigration, settlement and global unity of the UGCC,” which will take place on August 26-29, 2020 in Lviv. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 13 December 2018, 15:22 | UGCC | 

    UGCC hierarchs call on families to read Holy Scripture every day

    On December 12, 2018, the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church appealed to clergy, monastics and lay people with the message “God's Word and Catechism.”

  • 10 December 2018, 10:58 | UGCC | 

    Head of the UGCC urges Greek Catholics to pray for Orthodox brothers on the eve of Unification Council

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, called on the parishioners of the church in Chernivtsi to pray for the Orthodox brothers on the eve of the Unification Council. He said this on December 9 after the Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Theotokos.

  • 7 December 2018, 11:58 | Charity, social service | 

    Head of UGCC calls on faithful to make donations to Andriyiv Hrish Fund to help victims of war

    The Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav has appealed to all faithful and people of good will who wish to help those affected by the war in Ukraine, to make donations to the Andriyiv Hrish Fund which was instituted by His Beatitude Lubomyr of the blessed memory.

  • 4 December 2018, 11:52 | National religious question | 

    Patriarch of UGCC calls on faithful to daily unite in prayer for Ukraine

    Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) urged the faithful to pray for Ukraine every day at 21:00 (Kyiv time) and to observe fast on the day that was specially designated by their diocese.

  • 3 December 2018, 11:42 | National religious question | 

    Hierarchs of UGCC appealed to faithful, political leaders and global community in the context of open Russian aggression

    On December 1, Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Halych Supreme Archdiocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church appealed to the faithful, politicians and the international community to pray for Ukraine.

  • 30 November 2018, 10:28 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Fire Destroys St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret, New Jersey

    Tuesday evening, November 27 Father Vasyl Vladyka and his family, while in the parish rectory suddenly smelled smoke as if something was burning. Going up to the second floor of the rectory, they looked out the window and saw flames coming from the right side of the church.

  • 27 November 2018, 17:01 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Catholic bishops of Ukraine gather for three-day recollections

    The annual retreat of the Catholic bishops of the Roman Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church began on November 27 at the Lviv Seminary of St. Joseph in Bryukhovichi. This year's meeting will last from 27 to 29 November.

  • 27 November 2018, 17:00 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC gifted Galician Gospel to Primate of UAOC

    On November 26, 2018, in Lviv, on the initiative of His Beatitude Svyatoslav, Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, a meeting with Metropolitan Makary, Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, was conducted. The purpose of the visit of the Head of the UGCC is to present the facsimile edition of the Galician Gospel of 1144.

  • 25 November 2018, 15:42 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and Argentinean officials discussed Holodomor and socio-political situation in Ukraine

    On November 24, 2018, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with representatives of the Government of Argentina, the Embassy in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora from Argentina in the Patriarchal Residence of the Patriarchal Center of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv.

  • 23 November 2018, 16:27 | National religious question | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: Greek Catholics were the first to respond to Holodomor in Ukraine

    During his speech in parliament on November 23, commemorating the Holodomor of 1932-33, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) reminded that the Greek Catholics were the first to respond to this tragedy.

  • 23 November 2018, 09:14 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Primate meets with CYM representatives from 12 countries

    On November 21, 2018, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav met with the World Executive Board of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) in the village of Knyazhychi located near Kyiv and spoke with CYM representatives from 12 countries, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 21 November 2018, 13:14 | Miracles | view photo | view video | 

    Naples miracle: St Januarius' blood melts in Patriarch Sviatoslav’s hands

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. On this occasion, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, displayed for veneration the most important relic of his eparchy - a vial with the blood of a saint, Martyr Januarius. At the final moment of laying the relics into the repository, the blood clot of Saint Januarius dissolved in the hands of Patriarch Sviatoslav, according to the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.