Culture

  • 8 April 2020, 14:08 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jewish Рassover starts at sunset on 8 April in the conditions of total quarantine

    On this evening, many Jewish families will gather together for a traditional ‘Seder’ meal to celebrate the beginning of Passover, known as Pesach in Hebrew.

  • 7 April 2020, 08:57 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Сhristians of еastern tradition celebrate Аnnunciation

    On April 7, churches that follow the Julian Calendar mark one of the greatest feasts in the liturgical year, the Annunciation of the Mother of God. It is the third most important religious feast after Easter and Christmas.

  • 30 March 2020, 13:22 | Religion and culture | 

    National reserve St Sophia of Kyiv joins global initiative #MUSEUMFROMHOME

    The team of the national reserve "St Sophia of Kyiv" apologizes to everyone who had the desire to visit the reserve, and joins the global museum initiative #MuseumFromHome.

  • 25 March 2020, 09:11 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    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.

  • 19 March 2020, 16:36 | Church-state relations | 

    Religious organizations in Ukraine ready to conduct services online due to coronavirus

    Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Oleksandr Gogilashvili addressed representatives of religious organizations on the problem of the spread and counteraction of coronavirus. This is reported by UNN that cited the telegram channel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

  • 12 March 2020, 11:21 | History, archaeology | 

    Ivan Mazepa’s unique Gospel in Arabic found in Lebanon

    The valuable gospel was printed in 1708 in Aleppo and discovered in late 2019 during a visit to the Balamand monastery near Tripoli in Lebanon.

  • 8 February 2020, 12:30 | Religion and culture | 

    UNESKO to check St. Sophia Cathedral and Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

    Representatives of the UNESCO reactive monitoring mission will arrive in Ukraine next week. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Svetlana Fomenko at a briefing.

  • 30 January 2020, 10:03 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Unique Drohobych synagogue can now be visited online

    Drohobych synagogue, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, has recently become available online: you can visit it by means of 3D-tour. This is reported by the media outlet Dzherela Truskavsia (Springs of Truskavets).

  • 29 January 2020, 11:30 | Religion and culture | 

    3D-tour of St. Sophia cathedral in Kyiv now available

    The national reserve St “Sophia of Kyiv” has developed a 3D-tour of St. Sophia Cathedral. From now on, everyone will be able to wander inside this architectural monument virtually and see it in great detail.

  • 19 January 2020, 09:00 | 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 2020, 09:47 | 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.

  • 7 January 2020, 09:04 | 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.

  • 3 January 2020, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions | view photo | view video | 

    Primates of Churches congratulate Ukrainians on Christmas

  • 26 December 2019, 12:46 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Church archpastors congratulate christians on Nativity

    In the Christmas Message "Urbi et Orbi", Pope Francis draws attention to the children who are now suffering from wars and conflicts around the world. He wished that little Infant of Bethlehem became the light and hope of the American continent, the light of the Holy Land, consolation for the Syrian people for Iraq, imbued with social tensions and Yemen experienced a serious humanitarian crisis.

  • 25 December 2019, 08:27 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas 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.

  • 24 December 2019, 19:51 | Editorial news | 

    Merry Christmas!

    RISU Editorial Board send their best wishes to all those celebrating the Nativity of Christ per the Gregorian and Revised Julian calendars! We wish you a peaceful and joyous celebration!

  • 24 December 2019, 13:20 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Celebrating Christmas on December 25 is supported by 25% of Ukrainians

  • 24 December 2019, 10:53 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The Head of the UGCC congratulated those who celebrate Christmas on December 25

    The Head of the UGCC congratulated those who celebrate Christmas on December 25

  • 24 December 2019, 10:12 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas according to Gregorian and New 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.

  • 23 December 2019, 13:07 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    PACE urges to preserve ancient synagogues of Europe, in particular, in Ukraine

    The Council of Europe (COE) demands that states pay more attention to destroyed Jewish synagogues. This was reported on December 22 by the Times of Israel with reference to the Appeal of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of CE, which was published in October 2019.