• 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

  • 25 December 2017, 08:38 | 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.

  • 22 December 2017, 10:48 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian TV-channels will broadcast Christmas Masses from the Vatican and Kyiv

    Ukrainian TV channels UA: Pershyy (public television), 5th channel and EWTN, in co-operation with the Catholic Media Center, will broadcast Live Christmas services with the Pope Francis. And services to be held in the Ukrainian capital.

  • 22 December 2017, 08:41 | Religious holidays and traditions | 


    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.

  • 13 December 2017, 12:22 | Religion and culture | view video | 

    Today the most famous author of Christmas carols marks 140th birthday anniversary

    On December 13, 1877, Nikolay Leontovich, the author of the world famous Christmas song “Shchedryk” was born in the village of Monastyrok – now Nemyriv district in Vinnytsia region, Gazeta ua reports.

  • 12 December 2017, 10:51 | History, archaeology | 

    Moscow Patriarchate created by NKVD agents, according to SBU documents

    The Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, in which Moscow's Patriarch was elected in 1945, was held under the control of the People's Commissariat of State Security (NKVD), which was the Soviet KGB predecessor.

  • 30 November 2017, 10:20 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Rivne Oblast councilors suspect that the synagogue is to be sold

    At a meeting of the communal commission of the Rivne Oblast Council, which was held on November 29, the councillors decided to visit Dubno to see with their own eyes the state of the local synagogue.

  • 16 November 2017, 11:23 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukraine declares Christmas day according to Gregorian calendar its national day off

    The explanatory note to the new Ukrainian law says that about a third of all Christian communities of Ukraine consider December 25 a holiday.

  • 13 November 2017, 14:08 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    MPs to vote the Christmas according to Gregorian calendar official day off

    On Thursday, MPs of Ukraine will vote for a law on the possibility of official celebration of Christmas in two calendars - Julian and Gregorian. MP Viktor Ukolov reported this on his Facebook page.

  • 31 October 2017, 12:34 | National religious question | view photo | 

    Roman Catholics place a memorial sign to Stalin’s repression victims

    “This monument is an example of the fact that we must nurture and sow the civilization of love. Avoid sowing hatred. We see an example of hatred - so many people shot and sent to the concentration camps,” says Bishop Leon.

  • 19 October 2017, 11:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Relics of the underground bishop to be placed in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the UGCC

  • 11 October 2017, 12:31 | Religion and science | 

    Patriarch Filaret awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at Bohomolets University

    On October 10, a meeting of the Academic Council of the University took place at Bohomolets National Medical University dedicated to awarding the distinction of Doctor Honoris Causa of Bohomolets National Medical University on Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine.

  • 9 October 2017, 10:41 | History, archaeology | 

    “Photius Schism: History and Legend”, a book presented in Lviv

    Patriarch Photius (858-867; 877-886) was undeservedly condemned by the Catholic Church. This opinion was expressed by Fr. Ivan Datsko, president of the UCU Institute of Ecumenical Studies, referring to the study by Frantsishek Dvornik “Photius Schism: History and Legend.” The translation of this book was presented within the framework of the Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv on October 5.

  • 6 October 2017, 13:05 | Religion and culture | 

    12-meter statue of Jesus Christ installed in Truskavets

    A resident of Truskavets, Igor Kisak, installs at his own expense a 12-meter concrete statue of Jesus Christ at the highest point of the city, which, according to plans, will be a copy of “Christ the Savior” in the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro. As ZAXID.NET has reported to the project initiator, all installation work has already been completed.

  • 6 October 2017, 12:25 | Theology and religious education | view photo | 

    Prayer Book of Unity presented in Lviv

    The new prayer book should create a positive mood from prayer, expand the world view of the believer through familiarity with the riches of the Orthodox prayer tradition, in particular, with the practice of prayer of the Greek Church.

  • 2 October 2017, 13:49 | Conferences, seminars, researches | view photo | 

    Reformation and modern world discussed in Odessa

    Odessa National University hosted the International scientific conference “Reformation and the modern world (philosophy, theology, science)” on September 28-29. The event was held in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

  • 21 September 2017, 13:15 | Extraordinary situations | 

    A 13-year-old Hasidim wounded as a result of blast in Uman

    As a result of an explosion of an unidentified device, a 13-year-old Israeli citizen, a Hasidic pilgrim who arrived at the celebration of Rosh Hashanah was wounded in Uman, Cherkassy region.