Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 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.

  • 20 September 2017, 12:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Over 30 thousand Hasidim attend the celebration of Jewish New Year

    More than 30 thousand Hasidim came to Uman (Cherkasy region) to celebrate the Jewish New Year. This is stated in a press release by the press service of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Cherkassy Oblast, RBC-Ukraine reports.

  • 18 September 2017, 11:20 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video | 

    Thousands of Christians take to the streets to listen to Nick Vujicic in Kyiv

    On September 17, 2017, a legendary motivational speaker and philanthropist Nick Vujicic - a man without arms and legs was speaking on Khreshchatyk in Kyiv. About half a million people came to listen to him, says "Channel 5".

  • 11 September 2017, 10:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Patriarchal pilgrimage held in Goshiv

    The dismissal service in the Basilian Goshiv Monastery gathered on September 10 thousands of pilgrims. Bishops of the UGCC arrived for the dismissal service from parishes from west to east of Ukraine, far abroad - America, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Canada, Italy in Yasnaya Gora. They are so numerous because these days the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC convenes in Lviv.

  • 7 August 2017, 12:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    During the pilgrimage of Melitopol-Zaporizhzhia the pilgrims covered 200 km

  • 27 July 2017, 09:26 | UOC KP | 

    ATO participants to head this year the religious procession of the UOC-KP

    The religious procession, organized by the UOC-KP on July 28 is to be led by the ATO participants alongside the Church's leaders. According to UNIAN, the patriarchal governor Metropolitan Epiphanius told journalists about it.

  • 24 July 2017, 15:01 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP to hold festivities on July 27-28 in Kyiv

    On July 27, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will hold a prayer service on St Volodymyr’s Hill and the religious procession on the central streets of Kyiv with the miraculous icons, and on July 28 a festive Divine Liturgy will take place on the square in front of the Holy Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

  • 12 July 2017, 11:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pope entrusted me to testify you are holding a special place in his heart, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri toUkrainian Greek Catholics

    Before my departure, Pope Francis personally instructed me to testify to you his affinity, his embrace, his prayers together with the blessing.

  • 26 June 2017, 09:55 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Pilgrims in St. Peter's Basilica prayed for peace and unity of Christians in Ukraine

    Bishop Josaphat Kuntsevich of the UGCC (1580-1623) became famous for his religious activities after the announcement of the Union of Brest on the unification of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches under the jurisdiction of the Pope.

  • 5 June 2017, 14:30 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video | 

    Patriarch Lubomyr finds his last rest in the Patriarchal Cathedral crypt

    During the memorial service some faithful were holding banner with a slogan Subito Santo (Sainthood Now!).

  • 3 June 2017, 15:42 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo

    Tens thousands of Lviv residents paid a last tribute to Lubomyr (Husar)

    On Monday, June 5, at 11 am the mournful Pontifical Divine Liturgy with the burial rite will be held.

  • 1 June 2017, 20:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video

    Lviv bids farewell to Patriarch Lubomyr

    Today, on June 1 in the evening the coffin with Patriarch Lubomyr’s body was brought to St George’s Cathedral of Lviv. Hundreds of Lviv residents came to meet the funeral procession. People prayed, many of them did not hide their emotions. Clergymen brought the coffin to the cathedral in their hands, where it will stay for three days.

  • 30 May 2017, 11:25 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    VIII Pilgrimage to the Blessed Martha Wiecka

    The two-year pilgrimage of the relics of the blessed Martha was devoted to celebration of the 400thanniversary of Vincentian Charism, which started in 1617 when the heart of St. Vincent de Paul started burning with the flame of love to neighbors, when he became a “mystic of charity”, a father of the poor, a father of the poorest of the world.