Culture

  • 12 November 2018, 09:54 | Theology and religious education | 

    Protestants set to build educational center in Slovyansk on the model of UCU

    The parishioners of the Good News Church in Slovyansk, Donetsk region are set to build an educational center based on the model of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. A pastor of the church, Peter Dudnik told the media about it, reports Depo.Donbass citing Cvoi.City.

  • 1 November 2018, 11:53 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pittsburgh tragedy victims to be commemorated in all Ukrainian synagogues

    Ukrainian Jews this Saturday will join the world-wide campaign to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh tragedy.

  • 30 October 2018, 12:12 | History, archaeology | 

    Dnipro archaeologists find unique stone cross

    A new item has recently been added to the collection of stone idols of the Dnipro Historical Museum.

  • 10 October 2018, 19:18 | Religion in mass media | 

    Russians in Istanbul harassed Exarchs and threatened with “aggravation” over Tomos

    On October 10, 2018, the second day session of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was held in Constantinople. On October 11, its members will continue their work, and will publish a press release upon its completion.

  • 24 September 2018, 10:28 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2016 begins at sundown on Sunday, October 16, and ends at nightfall October 23. Starting on the 15th day of Tishri, Sukkot is usually translated as Feast of Tabernacles, although the word itself is from sukkah, the name of the shacks farmers would live in during harvest.

  • 18 September 2018, 10:03 | History, archaeology | 

    Constantinople never recognized Russia-imposed Mazepa anathema

    The Ecumenical Patriarchate never recognized the canonical anathema that was imposed on the Ukrainian Hetman, Ivan Mazepa, by the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 14 September 2018, 11:34 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Churches of Eastern Rite Celebrate Beginning of New Liturgical Year

    The Eastern churches celebrate the beginning of the church year (indiction) in September: on 1 September according to the Gregorian Calendar and on 14 September according to the Julian Calendar.

  • 6 September 2018, 08:21 | History, archaeology | 

    Excavations in Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv refute history created by imperial Russia

    The excavation site on Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv with its unique finds of the times of Kyivan Rus is of great significance for the reproduction of the true history of Ukraine, contrary to Moscow's versions of our history.

  • 6 September 2018, 07:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Police expect 40,000 Hasidim to arrive in Uman

    To celebrate the Jewish New Year, about 40,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive. Police have already initiated the activities to ensure public safety in the area of ​​mass residence of pilgrims, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. In addition, in the framework of cooperation, on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman, said Deputy Head of the National Police - head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevich. Oleksandr Fatsevich checked the work of the working group of the operational headquarters and the work of the consolidated detachment. Jointly with the Chief of Police of Cherkasy region Valery Lyuty, he traveled around the place of compact accommodation of pilgrims, checked the checkpoints and stationary posts. Oleksandr Fatsevich notes that the Cherkasy police are ready to ensure the public order and safety of citizens in the city of Uman. “Police keep everything under control. Employees of the explosive engineering service, special forces, patrol police, cynologists and service dogs work in two shifts. The operational headquarters has all the technical capabilities to control and ensure security during the events. Law enforcers carry out service in an enhanced mode. As of September 5, about three thousand pilgrims have arrived to Uman,” said the deputy head of the National Police. He added that on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman to cooperate and assist in communicating with foreign guests. There are 46 hiking trails, 17 stationary posts, 10 checkpoints and 2 visa support points developed in the service area. At the time of the events, traffic is blocked in the place of compact stay of Hasidim pilgrims.

  • 5 September 2018, 14:20 | Theology and religious education | 

    Ukrainian Catholic University develops "Strategy - 2025"

    UCU started developing a new strategy of the University titled “UCU Strategy – 2025”. To this end, on September 14, within the framework of the Days of UCU, a strategic session will take place, presenting the current report on the UCU Strategy for 2020 and the project of a new vision of the university.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 21 August 2018, 10:30 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-adha

    Muslims of different nationalities have gathered in the Ar-Rahma mosque in Lukyanovka district and started celebrating the Eid al-Adha.

  • 19 August 2018, 09:03 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Аugust 19th is Transfiguration feast according Julian calendar

    August 19th Christians celebrate Transfiguration Feast according Julian calendar. The Tranfiguration is ranked as one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox liturgical calendar.

  • 17 August 2018, 10:18 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Full-scale reconstruction and excavations carried out at all sites of St Sophia Reserve

    Benefitting from the full-scale summer construction season, the professionals of St Sofia of Kyiv, a national historical and architectural reserve, carry out restoration and archaeological works on all of their sites, "Vechirny Kyiv" reports.

  • 17 August 2018, 09:23 | History, archaeology | 

    Unique document of Studite monks dating back to 1930s found in Lviv

    In the Central State Historical Archives in Lviv, a speech by an unknown author was found. Its author was a priest, a monk of the St. John's Lavra of the Studite Rite of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church before the war. The document was posted on Facebook by Yustyn (Boyko), the synkellos on monasticism issues in the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

  • 16 August 2018, 09:27 | History, archaeology | 

    Remnants of fortification wall studied at Kyiv-Pechersk Reserve

    The remains of the 12th century fortification walls have been discovered on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve. This was stated during a briefing by scholar Serhiy Taranenko, UNN reports. According to him, this summer archaeologists discovered the remains of a brick fortification building dating back to the Kyivan Rus times.

  • 15 August 2018, 14:43 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Interesting facts revealed during restoration work at St Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv

    The results of in-depth studies of mosaics, frescoes and oil paintings during the restoration works in St. Sophia Cathedral confirmed the guesses that the building had two commissioners – Volodymyr the Baptist and Yaroslav the Wise.

  • 15 August 2018, 12:33 | Judaism | 

    Historical synagogue of Dnipro opens following reconstruction

    The historic synagogue of Dnipro located in Yevropeyska Street hosted an event in honor of the completion of the building refurbishment, with participation of the sponsors of refurbishment and a large delegation of participants of the Early Years Experience project by the Jewish Educational Media.

  • 14 August 2018, 14:43 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Great Synagogue to be restored in Ostroh, Rivne Oblast

    Thanks to the efforts of Gregory Arshinov, restoration of Ostroh synagogue has been underway for quite some time now. By the end of 2017, the roof of the building was restored. Now restoration work inside the synagogue is underway.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:22 | Religion and culture | 

    Rare Ukrainian old-print books to be digitized at Harvard

    Harvard Library in Houghton (USA) is planning to digitize rare Ukrainian old-prints, including the first editions by Ivan Fedorov, as well as works by Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Kotlyarevsky, Religion in Ukraine reports citing I-pro.kiev.ua.