Religion and culture

  • 2 March 2012, 09:50 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    SOS Signal From Kyiv Monuments

    The Collegium of the Main Council of the Ukrainian Society of Protection of Historic and Cultural Monuments defined a list of monuments to be included in the Red Book of the cultural heritage of Ukraine.

  • 2 February 2012, 14:51 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Politician Compares Dismissal of Museum Directors to Purges of 1917

    UNP [Ukrainian People’s Party] prepares an address to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and intends to conduct consultations with the Parliamentary factions as to establishing of a temporary investigation committee of the Supreme Council to investigate the reasons of the dismissal of the directors of 5 most outstanding Ukrainian museums.

  • 31 January 2012, 09:22 | Church-state relations | 

    Ministry of Culture Sets Up Public Council to Improve Church-State Relations

    On January 26, at Chaikovskyi’s National Musical Academy of Ukraine, the constituent assembly of the newly established Public Council of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine was held.

  • 16 January 2012, 09:08 | Religion and culture | 

    Festival of Spiritual Music Launched in Ivano-Frankivsk

    On January 15, in Ivano-Frankivsk, a festival of spiritual music From Christmas to Easter was launched.

  • 11 January 2012, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    "Biggest Carol in Smallest Town" Record Set in Ukraine

    In the town of Vyzhnytsia of Chernivtsi Region, 615 carol singers set a record by singing the carol “New joy” together.

  • 10 November 2011, 14:21 | Announcements | 

    RISU's 3rd Competition 'Our Sacral Ukraine' Completed

    From August to October, 2011, a competition “My Sacral Ukraine” was conducted by RISU to draw the attention of the society to the sacral-cultural heritage of our land, to popularize religious tourism and to mark the 20th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine

  • 9 November 2011, 09:33 | Religion and culture | 

    Peresopnytsia Gospel Presented in Strasburg

    The Peresopnytsia Gospel was presented and an exhibition “Kyiv Cave Monastery-Ukraine’s Shrine” was opened in Strasburg.

  • 14 October 2011, 09:28 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Feast of Intercession Celebrated in Ukraine as Religious and National Holiday

    Of the feasts dedicated to the Mother of God, the Feast of the Protection or Intercession of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary deserves special attention.

  • 4 October 2011, 09:44 | Editorial news | 

    RISU's competition on religious local tourism has new partners

    The project Tourist Marks was instituted in Ukraine in 2007 to popularize local tourism.

  • 21 September 2011, 10:14 | Religion and culture | 

    Week of Sophia of Kyiv Begins

    On 21 September, the week of the Cathedral of the Holy Sophia of Kyiv, dedicated to its 1000th anniversary, begins. So reported the General Director of the National Reserve Sophia of Kyiv, Nelia Kukovalska at a press-conference on 19 September in Kyiv.

  • 31 August 2011, 15:27 | Religion and culture | 

    Book Fair Forum Marketsquare Europe – 2011 to Be Held in Ukraine

    The European Forum of Christian Book Publishers and Distributors MarketsquareEurope – 2011 will be held in Ukraine this year. The forum is organized by the Christian Trade Organization International and Association of Christian Publishers of Ukraine.

  • 30 August 2011, 09:41 | Islam | 

    Crimean Muslims Celebrate Oraza-Bairam

    Today is the first day of the two main feasts in Islam, Id-al-Fitr. In the Crimea, where Ukraine’s largest Muslim community live, it is called Oraza-Bairam. In the morning, celebratory collective prayers began in all the mosques of the peninsular.

  • 29 August 2011, 08:59 | Church-state relations | 

    Yanukovych marks 450th anniversary of Peresopnytsia Gospels

    Events marking the 450th anniversary of the Peresopnytsia Gospels, one of the first Ukrainian texts, are taking place in the village of Peresopnytsia in Rivne region on Monday.

  • 20 August 2011, 10:45 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    Ukrainian Evangelical Christians celebrate 90th anniversary of the Pentecostal movement in the former Soviet Union

    A reproduction of the Old Testament Tabernacle (the tent-sanctuary where the Ark of the Covenant containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed was preserved) will be exhibited in an open-air museum in Odesa. The Old Testament Tabernacle will be reproduced in Ukraine for the first time as part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Pentecostal movement in the former Soviet Union during the Awakening 90 International Jubilee Conference that will held from September 7 to 11 in Odesa.

  • 15 August 2011, 09:35 | Religion and culture

    Peresopnytsia Gospel museum complex not to be consecrated

    The museum and cultural center of the Peresopnytsia Gospel, which is to be opened on August 29 in Rivne, in western Ukraine, will not be consecrated to avoid tension between believers.

  • 13 August 2011, 11:47 | Religion and culture | 

    Peresopnytsia Gospel Recognized Best Book of Ukraine 2011

    The Jury of the National Competition "Best Book of Ukraine" founded by the State Committee of TV and Radio Broadcast of Ukraine unanimously awarded the grand prix to the folio Peresopnytsia Gospel, Origin and the Present, which was published by ADEF-Ukraine Publishers.

  • 11 August 2011, 17:16 | Religion and culture | 

    Christian Festival Held in Ternopil

    A large-scale Christian festival “I Believe in Jesus” was held in the western Ukrainian city of Ternopil on August 3-7.

  • 10 August 2011, 17:38 | Bible, Bible sociaty | 

    Public Organizations Ask President to Prevent Consecration of Events Marking Anniversary of Peresopnytsia Gospel by UOC-Moscow Patriarchate

    Leaders of a number of public organizations of the Rivne Oblast approached Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych, with a request to prevent priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate from consecrating the events marking the 450th anniversary of the Peresopnytsia Gospel.

  • 5 August 2011, 12:18 | History, archaeology | 

    Unique 12th Century Icons Discovered Near Rivne

    Near the former capital of the Peresopnytsia Principality, in Rivne Region, archeologists discovered two small icons of the 12th century which were worn on the neck.

  • 4 August 2011, 07:55 | Children young people and religion | 

    Interreligious Youth Seminar Held in Yaremche

    Students of three nationalities – Ukrainians, Poles and Jews – participated in the sixth international interreligious youth seminar Kovcheh-2011 – Children of One God, which was held in Yaremche, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast on July 27 - August 4.