Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 27 June 2011, 09:09 | UGCC | view photo | view video | 

    40 thousand UGCC faithful in Lviv attend Divine Liturgy marking 10th anniversary of pope’s visit

    In Lviv, on June 26, close to 40 thousand faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) attended a Divine Liturgy marking the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

  • 22 June 2011, 11:57 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Several thousand people gather in Kyiv for interdenominational prayer for WWII victims

    Today on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, a national interdenominational prayer was held in memory of the fallen during World War II, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the German assault on the USSR.

  • 20 June 2011, 12:08 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    John Paul II's relics to be taken to Kyiv

    The relics of Blessed Pope John Paul II will be taken to Kyiv on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his visit to Ukraine, the Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine newspaper writes on its Web site.

  • 24 May 2011, 17:38 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Lviv Cadets Participate in 53rd International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The 53rd international military Pilgrimage to Lourdes was conducted on 20-23 May under the motto “United in the Lord and prayer,” reported the Information Department of UGCC.

  • 16 May 2011, 08:58 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Bicycle Pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia Held

    In the Ternopil Oblast, a two-day bicycle pilgrimage to the Marian Spiritual Center in the village of Zarvanytsia was held.

  • 7 May 2011, 17:48 | Announcements | 

    Events to Remember Victims of WWII to Be Held in Lviv

    On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of WWII Victims, on May 8-9, the Committee “Justice and Peace” of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will organize the sixth annual event to reconcile people, generations and nations, and to remember the dead in Lviv.

  • 1 May 2011, 12:09 | Vatican | 

    Street performance 'Job' in Lviv on the day of beatification of John Paul II

    The Lviv Archeparchy in cooperation with Lviv city administration invites all residents of Lviv as well as guests of the city to a street performance titled 'Job,' which will performed by the Lviv spiritual theater “Voskresinnia” (Resurrection).

  • 30 April 2011, 10:18 | Catholics | 

    Beatification of John Paul II to be broadcast on First National TV Channel

    The divine service on the occasion of the beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, will be broadcast live on the First National Channel, reports the website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 29 April 2011, 09:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Pilgrims Start Out For Vatican

    A group of pilgrims of the Odesa-Simferopol Eparchy of the Roman Catholic Church has started out for the Vatican to attend the celebratory events on occasion of the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

  • 11 April 2011, 15:56 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Catholics to attend beatification of Pope John Paul II in Vatican

    Dozens of Ukrainian pilgrims intend to participate in the events connected with the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1-2 in the Vatican. The pilgrimage is a chance for participants to learning more about the outstanding pope and experiencing unity with the whole Catholic Church during the beatification.

  • 31 March 2011, 13:48 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Fragment of relics of St. John the Baptist to be passed to basilica in Ternopil region

    A fragment of the relics of St. John the Baptist will be passed to the Basilica of the Birth of the Mother of God in the village of Ulashkivtsi of Chortkiv District, Ternopil Oblast on April 7. On the same day, the pilgrims visiting the church will have a chance to receive full papal absolution. The shrine will stay in the basilica permanently, the rector, Fr. Teodozii Kretsul (Order of Saint Basil the Great), told our RISU correspondent.

  • 25 December 2010, 23:02 | Children young people and religion | 

    Young Pilgrims flock to the Netherlands

    Thousands of young pilgrims from all over the world are in the Netherlands to attend a Taiz? gathering in Rotterdam, which began on Tuesday.

  • 9 December 2010, 11:57 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Plast Members to Spread Bethlehem Light of Peace

    On December 11, the Ukrainian delegation of Plast members together with scouts from other countries will participate in the celebratory Mass in the Vienna Cathedral as part of the international campaign Bethlehem Light of Peace.

  • 4 November 2010, 14:25 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims Performing Hajj

    This year, a delegation of 190 Ukrainian pilgrims from various regions of Ukraine, including 39 women, is going to Mecca.

  • 28 October 2010, 12:26 | UOC KP | 

    Twentieth Anniversary of Revival of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in Bukovyna Celebrated

    In Chernivtsi, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate held celebratory events on occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy in Bukovyna.

  • 22 September 2010, 12:04 | Charity, social service | 

    Taize Prayer Meeting To Be Held in Lviv

    On 9 October 2010, as part of the 3rd Ecumenical Social Week, a prayer meeting "Day of Trust" will be held in Lviv. The event will be held at St. Sophia School, 2 Vicheva Street, jointly with the ecumenical community of Taize. The prayer meeting will be attended in particular by Brother Georg and Brother Benau from the Taize community and young people from various churches.

  • 17 September 2010, 09:41 | National religious question | 

    Representatives of Authorities and Churches in Lviv Honour Memory of Victims of Pacification

    On 16 September, in Lviv, near the memorial board of the memorial museum "Prison at Lonstkoho Street," clergymen of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church served a memorial service for those who defended the Ukrainian statehood and values. A wreath was laid on the board.

  • 15 September 2010, 12:56 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukraine’s Presidential Administration Views Deportation of Hasidim as Domestic

    The conflict between the Breslav Hasidim and the residents of Uman which occurred on 10 September during the pilgrimage of the Hasidim to the grave of Rabbi Nachman and which resulted in the deportation of 10 Hasidim was commented on by representatives of Ukraine's presidential administration.

  • 7 September 2010, 12:04 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Metropolitan Volodymyr Conducts Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

    The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate led a pilgrim group from Ukraine to the Holy Land. First of all, Metropolitan Volodymyr visited the Mount Tabor. On September 7, the hierarch served a liturgy there.

  • 6 September 2010, 16:12 | Theology and religious education | view photo | 

    Head of UGCC Lays Capsule for Construction of Campus of Ukrainian Catholic University

    On 5 September, in Lviv, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in concelebration with thirty two bishops from Ukraine, Western Europe, America and Australia and the clergy laid a capsule in the foundation of the future hostel of the university campus of the Ukrainian Catholic University, a unique project for Ukraine.