Culture

  • 12 July 2018, 09:01 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is celebrated today according to Julian calendar

    It was Jesus himself who picked both saints as His apostles. They lived at the same historical period. The Church holds them in high esteem because these apostles made special effort to spread the Gospel among the Gentiles.

  • 7 July 2018, 09:31 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Сhristians of Eastern tradition celebrate Nativity of John the Baptist on July 7

    St. John the Baptist was a messenger of God to inform people about the coming of the Messiah and his living presence on earth.

  • 6 July 2018, 09:59 | Bible, Bible sociaty | 

    Bible-reading Marathon continues on St Sophia square

    On the occasion of the 1030th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus, as well as to encourage Ukrainians to read and follow the Bible, all Christian Churches and the Ukrainian Bible Society have decided to proclaim the year 2018 as the Year of God's Word in Ukraine.

  • 20 June 2018, 18:44 | International relations | 

    Bulgarian Patriarch did not oppose Ukrainian autocephaly, - Ukrainian presidential administration

    “Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte did not oppose the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” Rostyslav Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, said in an exclusive comment to the RISU journalist. This is his commentary on the information published by the UNIAN Religion news agency on its website on June 20, 2018. The agency actually attributed to the Patriarch Neophyte a stance he did not express. Journalists interpreted the words about the need to act according to the canons as the rejection of autocephaly, which is not one and the same thing.

  • 20 June 2018, 10:23 | Religion and culture | 

    Unique bells found in Ivano-Frankivsk region

    In the village of Studinka, Kalush district, in the bell tower there are one active and one inactive bell manufactured by the world-famous craftsmen Falchinsky and Serafin. Local historians Vasyl Fitsak and Oleksandr Koval have found and identified them. The first is also a mountain rescuer and works in the area of Pip Ivan mountain, the second is a participant in the combat actions in eastern Ukraine.

  • 19 June 2018, 13:27 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Parliament intensifies protection of UNESCO sites

    The Verkhovna Rada has passed in the second reading the overall draft law on amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of the Cultural Heritage” (concerning the preservation of cultural heritage sites listed in the United Nations World Heritage List on Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

  • 18 June 2018, 13:18 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    One of the largest synagogues in Europe opens in Drohobych

    On June 17, the restored choral synagogue, built in the middle of the XIX century, was opened in the city of Drohobych (Lviv region), the event was attended by city residents. Drohobych Choral Synagogue is one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

  • 3 June 2018, 10:23 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ten thousands believers participate in a march for family values and rights of children

    The All-Ukrainian March for the Rights of Children and Families was held on Saturday, June 2, from Sofia Square through Independence Square and to the Verkhovna Rada. This is already the third such event, organized on the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute of Religious Freedom report.

  • 22 May 2018, 12:20 | Bible, Bible sociaty | 

    Head of the Ukrainian Catholics blessed Bibles for children, written in Braille

    May 21, 2018, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, in co-operation with Bishop Josyph (Milian), at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ of the UGCC in Kyiv, performed the blessing of Bibles for children, which are written in Braille.

  • 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 Crimea.mk.ru

  • 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.