- Expеrt opinion
- Religious studies
- Religions in Ukraine
- About Us
Faith and weapon
Ukrainian military chaplains of different denminations and religions have joined the world campaign “22 Push-ups challenge” in support of Ukrainian military – Fr Lubomyr Yavorsky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC of the Pastoral care for Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page.
10 February 2017, 11:45 | Faith and weapon |
On February 1, 2016 at the capital's Independence Square (Maidan) Ukraine said goodbye to seven soldiers of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade who died in Avdiyivka heroically defending Ukraine from attacks of Russian occupation forces.
1 February 2017, 16:10 | Faith and weapon |
On February 1, the hierarchs of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine extended their condolences to the victims among the Ukrainian military and urged the faithful of the Catholic Church to pray for their country.
The second winter rehabilitation and recreation camp "Thank You" for the families of ATO soldiers that was held in the picturesque Carpathian lands during the Christmas period, on 13-20 January, has recently come to an end.
19 December 2016, 09:58 | Faith and weapon |
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.
25 November 2016, 10:20 | Faith and weapon |
While in the area of ATO, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Head of the UGCC, visited one of the local military chapels existing from the beginning of war. The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community was welcomed by military chaplains and military-clad believers, the “People's Army” website reported on November 25.
28 October 2016, 10:32 | Church-state relations |
At yesterday's session the deputies of Chernivtsi city council renamed the street of Lieutenant Pavlo Nikitin into Kapelanska (the chaplains’) street.
20 October 2016, 11:43 | Faith and weapon |
At the initiative of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Spirituality, a meeting on the legislative regulation of military chaplaincy was held.
On the basis of the Jewish unit of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army Corps improvised synagogue opened on September 16, 2016.
12 September 2016, 10:00 | Religious relations |
During the session of Dnipro city council, chair of patriotic education and chaplaincy department of Dnipropetrovsk Diocese of the UOC-KP Father Dmytro Povorotnyy personally conferred on Hasidim Oleksandr (“Asher”) Cherkassky a medal for volunteering. It was reported by Dniprohrad.
1 September 2016, 11:17 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine |
The event was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in the US, Veterans Union of the US Army soldiers of Ukrainian origin, military from Germany, France, Canada, Poland, Georgia, Turkey and Italy.
21 August 2016, 10:40 | Faith and weapon |
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Ihor Dolgov met on August 17 with the newly appointed counsellor to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense on religious matters (civic volunteer) a hierarch of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Volodymyr (Cherpak) of Vyshgorod and Podol.
21 August 2016, 10:33 | Scandals, crime |
“In the city of Vasilivka, Zaporizhya region, a pro-Russian criminal group of about 10 people attacked the chaplain of the separate volunteer battalion of Ukrainian volunteer army ‘Aratta’ Father Mykhailo Ilnytskyy and our friends - volunteers and Roman Volytskyy and Stepan Soluka,” the statement reads.
15 August 2016, 11:44 | Faith and weapon |
since the beginning of the war, counting the chaplains, who stayed with the military servicemen and performed their ministry, Ruslan Kohanchuk collected data on 591 chaplains.
25 May 2016, 13:03 | Faith and weapon |
Before the general audience on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Pope Francis descended from the panoramic car, in which he moved between sectors in St. Peter's Square, and, while welcoming the pilgrims, approached the group of Ukrainian military.
17 May 2016, 12:24 | Faith and weapon |
A group of pilgrims set off from the city of Lviv, where at Sahaydachnyy National Academy of the Military Bishop Mykhailo (Koltun) blessed pilgrims and wished a happy journey.
12 May 2016, 10:05 | Faith and weapon |