• 4 December 2019, 08:24 | 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 2019, 12:30 | Lutherans | view photo | 

    German Lutheran Church of Ukraine has a new leader

    On November 30, the German Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Ukraine installed the Bishop of GELCU, Pavlo Schwartz. According to the Lutheran creed, the office of Bishop is not the highest degree of the priesthood, but a special calling. Therefore, Lutherans solemnly celebrate the actual installation of a new leader.

  • 28 November 2019, 08:35 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas fast begins in Ukraine

    Great Christian feasts always are accompanied with pre-feast . 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.

  • 6 November 2019, 11:27 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UGCC Patriarch to make a pastoral visit to Austria

    On November 7-12, 2019, UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav will pay a pastoral visit to Austria. The program of the visit includes events in two cities – Innsbruck and Vienna.

  • 22 October 2019, 10:49 | History, archaeology | 

    Facsimile edition of Reims Gospel presented in Kyiv

    On October 21, a facsimile edition of the Reims Gospel, the oldest manuscript book from the library of Yaroslav the Wise, was presented in Kyiv.

  • 15 October 2019, 16:16 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the Feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2019 began at sundown on Sunday, October 13, and ends at nightfall October 20. 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.

  • 11 October 2019, 11:18 | Religion and culture | 

    Chernihiv marks the 950th anniversary of St Anthony Caves

    In Chernihiv, the festivities are ongoing on the occasion of the 950 anniversary of the Foundation of St Anthony Caves, which are part of the National Architectural and Historical Reserve “Chernihiv the Ancient”.

  • 10 October 2019, 12:11 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | view video | 

    Transcarpathia wants to preserve one of the oldest synagogues in Western Ukraine

    The synagogue, constructed in 1705, is located in Tyachiv region. The last century significantly and negatively influenced the fate of the shrine. However, the community of Vilkhivtsi intends to give the building a new life.

  • 7 October 2019, 10:57 | Sacral art | 

    Most of the sacred shrines of Prince-governed Rus-Ukraine were exported to Russia - scientists

    In Lviv, a book titled the "Shrines of Ukraine "("Svichado" Publishing House), which introduces to the reader the Ukrainian monumental painting, book miniature, iconography, valuable relics and relics of the times of Rus-Ukraine (X-XIII centuries), which were destroyed, stolen and exported mainly to Russia, where they were renamed and the history of their origin was rewritten.

  • 1 October 2019, 09:52 | Religion and culture | 

    UNESKO alleges that situation in Crimea has deteriorated

    UNESCO has published a new report of the Director-General of the organization on the situation in Russia-annexed Crimea in the fields of education, science, culture, dissemination of information and the functioning of the media. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the document states the further deterioration of the situation on the peninsula in all the UNESCO competence areas.

  • 30 September 2019, 12:46 | History, archaeology | 

    UGCC Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s letter to the Pope about the genocide of Jews dated 1942 published

    On the day of remembrance of the victims of the Babyn Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian View (Ukrayinsky Pogliad) distributed a letter written in 1942 by UGCC Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky to the Pope. It reports that under German occupation a genocide of Jews was evolving.

  • 30 September 2019, 11:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Procession honors the victims of Babyn Yar in Kyiv

    On September 29, in the evening, a procession was held to commemorate the victims of Babyn Yar. The procession marched across the streets of Podil and stopped near the monument to Hryhoriy Skovoroda, where the rally took place.

  • 29 September 2019, 11:31 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Jews celebrate the News Year 5780 - Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, literally the “Head of Year”) is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Tishri according to the Jewish calendar (September-October). This year Jews mark this holiday on September 29- October 1. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5780 begins.

  • 26 September 2019, 11:12 | Religion and culture | 

    Russia is barbarically vandalizing UNESCO world heritage site at Chersonese in occupied Crimea

    Russia has dangerous construction plans for a site in occupied Crimea on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with one of the reasons linked with Moscow’s attempts to rewrite its own history.

  • 25 September 2019, 14:04 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UOC Primate Epifaniy to come to Kharkiv for the first time

  • 25 September 2019, 13:45 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Ancient icon restored in St. Andrew’s Church

    In the altar of St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv, the restoration of the icon ‘The Last Supper’ (18th c. canvas, oil) has been completed. This was announced by Deputy Director-General of the National reserve ‘St Sofia of Kyiv’ Vadym Kyrylenko

  • 3 September 2019, 10:47 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine

    Nearly 40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are exected to arrive in Ukraine at the end of September to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah in Uman

  • 2 September 2019, 10:40 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UGCC celebrates 50th anniversary of the consecration of St Sophia in Rome

    The clergy and pilgrims of UGCC from all over the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St Sophia in Rome.

  • 29 August 2019, 11:00 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian pilgrims meet with Pope Francis

    Ukrainian Greek Catholic pilgrims and sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary took part in the general audience with the Holy Father. This is reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 15 August 2019, 12:17 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    The first synagogue on wheels set off from Dnipro

    The Third all-Ukrainian Expedition of Mitzvah Tanks has begun in Dnipro - a special project of mobile synagogues, which is organized in Ukraine by a group of young messengers of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, sons of Ukrainian communities rabbis. It is reported on the site of the Dnipro Jewish community.