• 14 May 2018, 10:34 | Theology and religious education | 

    Bishop Borys Gudziak awarded with a honorary doctorate of Syracuse University

    On Sunday, May 13th, Syracuse University awarded its honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) to His Excellency Bishop Borys Gudziak, the President of the Ukrainian Catholic University and Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris, in recognition for his “vision of freedom and love of humanity” and for his courageous leadership in defying tyranny and standing with his students during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

  • 11 April 2018, 16:30 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Armenian activists willing to restore ancient temple in Crimea through their own effort

    NGO “Local Armenian National-Cultural Autonomy of Municipal Education in Bielogorsk District” initiates a project for the revival of St Elias Church of the X-XIV centuries, the ruins of which rest in Bielogorsk district of the annexed Crimea, near Bagate village, reports Religion in Ukraine citing

  • 8 April 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches greet faithful on Easter

    On the eve of the Resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar, the Primates and hierarchs of the Ukrainian Churches turned to believers and clergy with messages dedicated to this lightsome feast.

  • 6 April 2018, 08:58 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Good Friday celebrated today according to Julian calendar

    During the Holy week, all the believers must fast strictly and should confess and partake of the Eucharist if they did not do it earlier during the Lent.

  • 4 April 2018, 12:21 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidic pilgrims to visit Bukovyna

    A group of Hasidic pilgrims from Canada, Great Britain, Israel and the United States are to arrive in Chernivtsi region on April 12-14.

  • 3 April 2018, 11:01 | Religion and culture | 

    Oldest Easter eggs dating back to Kyivan Rus exhibited in Lviv

    On April 2, two ancient Easter eggs of the Kyivan period, approximately XI-XIII centuries, which are kept in the funds of the archaeological museum of the Ivan Franko Lviv University, were presented in Lviv.

  • 1 April 2018, 09:32 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Today is Easter according to gregorian and armenian calendar

    1 April of this year falls on Paschal Sunday according to Armenian and Gregorian calendar. “The three-day Holy Passion and Resurrection shine as the culmination of the liturgical year. It is through the Paschal mystery of the blessed Passion that Christ redeemed people and perfectly glorified God by destroying our death by his death and his resurrection turning our lives,” reads the Roman Missal.

  • 1 March 2018, 07:50 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Jews celebrate Purim

    A traditional Purim food is hamantaschen (or oznay Haman), three-cornered pastries bursting with poppy seeds or another sweet filling. Literally translated as “Haman’s ears,” this name led to the myth that the pastries celebrate the cutting off of the wicked man’s ears before he was hanged.

  • 28 February 2018, 22:32 | Other protestants

    University of Winnipeg fellowship will help fund research of KGB files on Mennonites who vanished during Stalin's Ukraine purges

    "Mennonites have had their moments of horror. One of those was in the 16th century when 4,000 Mennonites were burned at the stake. But this is the second great atrocity in Mennonite history," Loewen said.

  • 27 February 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews of Odessa prepare to celebrate Purim

    Purim is a Jewish feast, set in memory of the salvation of Persian Jews from being exterminated by Aman, a favorite of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes, in the 5th century BC).

  • 22 February 2018, 12:01 | Religion and culture | 

    Unique exhibition of ancient shrouds opens in Halych

    On February 20, the picture gallery “Ancient Halych” of the National Reserve hosted an exhibition of ancient Galician shrouds of the ХVІІІ - beginning of the XXI century from the Ivano-Frankivsk Archbishopric and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • 18 February 2018, 10:52 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Public pressure urges UOC to refuse from holding religious procession in Zaporizhia city center

    The Diocese of Zaporizhia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate changed and shortened the route of the procession of the procession, scheduled for February 25.

  • 15 February 2018, 08:53 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Тoday the feast of the presentation of Jesus in temple celebrated according to Julian calendar

    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.

  • 1 February 2018, 11:20 | Editorial news | 

    RISU celebrated 17 years. We thank you for following us and are asking for your support

    On February 1, 2001, several people gathered inside the then Lviv Theological Academy and held the first meeting, at which it was decided that the newly formed information agency would be called the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.

  • 19 January 2018, 11:03 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    19 january is a feast of Еpiphany according to julian calendar

    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. The feast commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River during which Christ declared Himself as the Messiah and Savior.

  • 18 January 2018, 09:09 | Religious holidays and traditions | 


  • 4 January 2018, 10:07 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukraine-largest Nativity scene arranged in Ternopil Church

  • 3 January 2018, 10:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | view photo | view video | 

    Heads of Christian Churches greet Ukrainians on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

  • 26 December 2017, 09:31 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ethnologist: in two or three years Ukrainians to celebrate Christmas on December 25

    For the first time this year, December 25, the new-style Christmas is a day off. On this day the feast is celebrated in Ukraine, in particular, by some 11,000 religious Catholic and Protestant communities that observe the Gregorian calendar - on December 25. According to the authors of the law, they make up almost a third of all religious organizations in Ukraine.

  • 25 December 2017, 09:03 | Church-state relations | 

    President congratulates Ukrainians on Christmas according to Gregorian calendar