Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    UOC Primate Epifaniy to come to Kharkiv for the first time

  • 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.

  • 31 July 2019, 10:19 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    OCU Primate to come to Lviv to celebrate 30th anniversary of UAOC revival

    On August 17-18, Lviv will become the center of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the revival of the UAOC. On the occasion of this event, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine will arrive in the city. This is reported by the Spiritual Greatness of Lviv.

  • 26 April 2019, 08:38 | Faith and weapon | 

    Head of UGCC blessed over three thousand pieces of Easter bread for Ukrainian soldiers

    On Thursday, April 25, Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sanctified more than three thousand pieces of Easter bread for the Ukrainian military in the East of Ukraine, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv. They will be handed over to the soldiers by chaplains, who will visit Donbas in the next few days.

  • 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.

  • 1 November 2018, 11:53 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pittsburgh tragedy victims to be commemorated in all Ukrainian synagogues

    Ukrainian Jews this Saturday will join the world-wide campaign to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh tragedy.

  • 6 September 2018, 07:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Police expect 40,000 Hasidim to arrive in Uman

    To celebrate the Jewish New Year, about 40,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive. Police have already initiated the activities to ensure public safety in the area of ​​mass residence of pilgrims, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. In addition, in the framework of cooperation, on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman, said Deputy Head of the National Police - head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevich. Oleksandr Fatsevich checked the work of the working group of the operational headquarters and the work of the consolidated detachment. Jointly with the Chief of Police of Cherkasy region Valery Lyuty, he traveled around the place of compact accommodation of pilgrims, checked the checkpoints and stationary posts. Oleksandr Fatsevich notes that the Cherkasy police are ready to ensure the public order and safety of citizens in the city of Uman. “Police keep everything under control. Employees of the explosive engineering service, special forces, patrol police, cynologists and service dogs work in two shifts. The operational headquarters has all the technical capabilities to control and ensure security during the events. Law enforcers carry out service in an enhanced mode. As of September 5, about three thousand pilgrims have arrived to Uman,” said the deputy head of the National Police. He added that on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman to cooperate and assist in communicating with foreign guests. There are 46 hiking trails, 17 stationary posts, 10 checkpoints and 2 visa support points developed in the service area. At the time of the events, traffic is blocked in the place of compact stay of Hasidim pilgrims.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 26 July 2018, 11:03 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ministry of Internal Affairs: 200,000 people to participate in festivities on the Day of Baptism in Kyiv

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine expects that about 200,000 people will take part in religious events on the Day of Baptism of Kyivan Rus on July 27-28, in Kyiv, Radio Liberty reports.

  • 3 June 2018, 10:23 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ten thousands believers participate in a march for family values and rights of children

    The All-Ukrainian March for the Rights of Children and Families was held on Saturday, June 2, from Sofia Square through Independence Square and to the Verkhovna Rada. This is already the third such event, organized on the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute of Religious Freedom report.

  • 4 April 2018, 12:21 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidic pilgrims to visit Bukovyna

    A group of Hasidic pilgrims from Canada, Great Britain, Israel and the United States are to arrive in Chernivtsi region on April 12-14.

  • 18 February 2018, 10:52 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Public pressure urges UOC to refuse from holding religious procession in Zaporizhia city center

    The Diocese of Zaporizhia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate changed and shortened the route of the procession of the procession, scheduled for February 25.

  • 19 October 2017, 11:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Relics of the underground bishop to be placed in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the UGCC

  • 21 September 2017, 13:15 | Extraordinary situations | 

    A 13-year-old Hasidim wounded as a result of blast in Uman

    As a result of an explosion of an unidentified device, a 13-year-old Israeli citizen, a Hasidic pilgrim who arrived at the celebration of Rosh Hashanah was wounded in Uman, Cherkassy region.