Culture

  • 25 March 2019, 09:33 | Сalendar | 

    Christians celebrate Annunciation according to Gregorian calendar

    On March 25, churches that follow the Gregorian Calendar mark one of the greatest feasts in the liturgical year, the Annunciation of the Mother of God.

  • 20 March 2019, 10:44 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Jews on March 20-21 celebrate Purim

    The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on night, March 20 and continues through, March 21.

  • 15 March 2019, 09:25 | History, archaeology | 

    Germany gives back to Ukraine Peter I's Charter on Annexation of Ukrainian Church

    The historical royal charter on the enthronement of a metropolitan to the Kyivan Metropolis was taken from Kyiv during the Second World War. This document is an important testimony to the history of annexation of the Ukrainian Church by Moscow.

  • 10 March 2019, 13:03 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Great Lent for Orthodox and Greek Catholics begins March 11

    This year, Great Lent, the time of spiritual preparation for Easter, begins on March 11 for the Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churches.

  • 9 March 2019, 08:51 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Renovation of St Sophia Cathedral to start in March

    A package of repair and renovation works in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv will continue on March 18, works will be held in the warm season according to technical recommendations.

  • 15 February 2019, 09:08 | 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.

  • 14 February 2019, 12:30 | Bible, Bible sociaty | 

    President joined the initiative and wrote down the lines in the handwritten Bible the creation of which has already been joined by thousands of Ukrainians

    President Petro Poroshenko met with heads and representatives of churches-participants of the Ukrainian Bible Community on occasion of the Year of the Word of God in Ukraine celebrated in 2018.

  • 19 January 2019, 09:31 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    19 January is a feast of Epiphany 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.

  • 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.