Religion and culture

  • 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.

  • 1 August 2011, 09:23 | Religion and culture | 

    Monument to Sts. Borys and Hlib Opened in Kyiv Oblast

    A monument to the holy martyrs Borys and Hlib, the patrons of Vyshhorod, was officially opened.

  • 22 July 2011, 15:29 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC head calls on faithful to celebrate baptism of Rus’ and ‘to reconcile with brothers in faith’

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) in an address on the occasion of the St. Volodymyr’s Day and renewing baptismal vows called on the clergy, monks, and faithful of the church to take part in solemn services on July 28.

  • 13 July 2011, 09:14 | Religion and culture | 

    Russian collector returns 16th-century icon to Lviv

    A Russian collector has returned to Ukraine a 16th-century Icon of the Protection of the Virgin Mary, which was stolen from the Lviv Museum of Ukrainian Art.

  • 12 July 2011, 07:55 | Church-state relations | 

    UGCC wants to take part in rebuilding Tithe Church in Kyiv

    Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) asks for the UGCC along with other denominations to be allowed to participate in the construction of the Tithe Church, reads a letter from the primate to the head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov, UNIAN reports.

  • 11 July 2011, 14:18 | Religion and culture | 

    Icon stolen 27 years ago from Armenian Church returned to Lviv

    On July 12, an icon from the mid-16th century, which 1.5 years ago was found in Switzerland, was brought to Ukraine. This icon of the Protection of the Virgin Mary was stolen from Lviv in 1984, said collector and philanthropist Ihor Voznyakov, who assisted in transporting and purchasing the icon from another collector.

  • 6 July 2011, 11:21 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    UOC-MP to support any project for developing territory of Tithe Church as long as it has control over future church

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) is ready to support any project for developing the territory of the Tithe Church as long as the church belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate, UOC-MP press secretary archpriest Heorhii Kovalenko told Ukrayinskyi Tyzhden.

  • 23 June 2011, 09:53 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Protest held against misinformation about actual state of historical monument preservation in Kyiv

    An emergency protest against the misinformation by Ukrainian officials from UNESCO management concerning the actual state historical monument preservation in Kyiv was held this morning near the UN Office.

  • 22 June 2011, 13:49 | Religion and culture | 

    George Weigel's John Paul II biography published in Ukrainian

    As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s II visit to Ukraine, the pope's biography written by George Weigel, "Witness to Hope," was published in Ukrainian by the Ukrainian Catholic University Press.

  • 31 May 2011, 15:58 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Kyiv Council Deputy Bryhynets defends Tithe Church

    In a an official statement, Deputy of Kyiv City Council Oleksandr Bryhynets from the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko — Batkivschyna faction, head of the standing commission of the Council for Culture and Tourism, exposes an attempt taken by monks of what he describes as an "illegally built monastery near the Tithe Church" to illegally penetrate the territory of archeological excavations of the church, Ukrainian News reports.

  • 19 May 2011, 17:23 | Religion and culture | 

    Head and Clergy of Kyivan Patriarchate Conduct Memorial Service for Taras Shevchenko

    On May 19, at 9 a.m., on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the reburial of Taras Shevchenko in Ukraine, in the Church of the Birth of Christ at Poshtova Square in Kyiv, a memorial service for the great poet was served.

  • 16 April 2011, 18:00 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainians celebrate Palm Sunday

    This year, the Palm Sunday falls to 17 April. According to the Gospel, when Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead, the people who witnessed it, believed that he was really the Son of God. When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people honored him by spreading their cloths on his way and waving the palm branches. In Ukraine, it palm was symbolically replaced by willow.

  • 12 April 2011, 13:55 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Government allocates 14 million for restoration of Kyiv Cave Monastery

  • 7 April 2011, 08:11 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christians celebrate Annunciation according to Julian Calendar

    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.

  • 3 March 2011, 11:30 | Religion and culture | 

    Literary Ukraine recognizes Christian writer as 'Man of March'

    Christian writer William Paul Young, author of the novel “The Shack,” has been called the man of this March by the “Book Season,” Ukrainian writer Vitalii Kapranov reported Wednesday at a press conference.

  • 22 February 2011, 09:30 | Religion and culture | 

    Panorama Golgotha to be recreated in Kyiv

    The park Volodymyr's Hill in Kyiv is to be reconstructed in the nearest future, UNIAN reported, citing the press service of the Kyivan City State Administration.

  • 15 February 2011, 17:55 | Temples, church property | 

    Press secretary of Metropolitan Volodymyr: 'We will continue to humbly ask for permission to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in St. Sophia'

    "The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) did not initiate the transfer of the National Reserve St. Sophia Cathedral to the ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine. For us, this question is not a matter of principle. As far as we know, this is due to UNESCO's recommendation, for Sophia of Kyiv is inscribed on the World Heritage List," commented the press secretary of the head of UOC-MP, Fr. Heorhii Kovalenko