Culture

  • 13 January 2019, 12:20 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    January 13 is the Eve of bounteous gifts and Malanka feast

    A week after caroling, on the New Year’s Eve (Julian calendar) we celebrate theEve of Bounteous Gifts. According to the church calendar, this is a day of St. Melanie. In folk tradition, both holidays got united and now we have the Eve of Bounteous Gifts or Malanka holiday.

  • 6 January 2019, 22:09 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    On January 7 Christians celebrate Christmas according to Julian calendar

    All Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, most Ukrainian Evangelical Christians and Jerusalem, Russian, Serbian, and Georgian Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on January 7. This day is an official public holiday in Ukraine.

  • 6 January 2019, 21:08 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas greetings from Fener

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy and President Petro Poroshenko greeted Ukrainians with Christmas.

  • 26 December 2018, 10:45 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    In Lviv region, activist tries to salvage synagogue, all by himself

    In the city of Brody, Lviv region, an activist tries to salvage the ruined building of the Great Synagogue.

  • 25 December 2018, 07:37 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Сhristmas according to gregorian andnew julian calendars celebrated today

    According to Bible tradition, on Christmas day the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. The Son of God was born in a manger in Bethlehem. The angels announced to the shepherds the news of the birth of the Son of God. Then came three wise men from the east who knew about the birth of the Messiah from legends. They were led to the town by a star. According to the teaching of the church, the birth of Christ opened up the possibility of the salvation of the soul and eternal life for each Christian.

  • 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.

  • 22 December 2018, 08:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Orthodox and greek catholics celebrate feast of the Conception of the Mother of God

    The old and deep cult of the Most Holy Mother of God, which is a significant landmark of the Eastern Church, is reflected in the large number of feasts dedicated to the Mother of God in the Church Calendar. The feasts tell about the most important moments of the life of the Mother of God beginning with her miraculous conception and ending with her assumption.

  • 12 December 2018, 11:07 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    First Hierarchical Liturgy of Patriarchal Stauropegia to be held at St Andrew’s Church in Kyiv

    On December 13, the First Hierarchical Liturgy will be held at St. Andrew's Church, the Patriarchal Stauropegia. The Liturgy will begin at 9:30. The liturgy will be presided over by exarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

  • 4 December 2018, 08:50 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrate Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Eastern Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 4 (November 21 according to the old style), one of the 12 greatest church feasts. The Gospel does not mention the event of the presentation in the Temple. This feast, as well as Christmas and Assumption of the Mother of God, is based on the Church tradition and apocrypha, primarily, the Proto-Gospel of James and pseudo Gospel of Matthew "About the birth of the Most Holy Virgin."

  • 3 December 2018, 09:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Оn December 2, Jews to celebrate Hanukkah at sunset

    Jews celebrate the feast of fire, light, joy and fun Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month Kislev. This year's celebration starts on December 2 in the evening. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout 8 days. Hanukkah is not a shrine feast but a historical one, it is not referred to in the Holy Scripture, although it has been observed by Jews and has become a tradition.

  • 28 November 2018, 15:38 | Temples, church property | 

    Pochayiv Lavra returned to Kremenets-Pochayiv Historical Reserve under the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision

    The Cabinet of Ministers has returned the buildings of the Pochayiv Holy Assumption Monastery (Pochayiv, Ternopil region) to the Kremenets-Pochayiv State Historical Architectural Reserve, the Ukrainian News reported.

  • 28 November 2018, 07:54 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas fast begins in Ukraine

    Great Christian feasts always are accompanied with pre-feast fast. In the end of the year, there is a long fast, Pylypivka before Christmas. In the Ukrainian Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches, it begins on 28 November (according to the new style) and lasts until 6 January.

  • 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.

  • 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.