Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 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.

  • 18 April 2017, 09:45 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo

    Easter procession in Zaporizhia gathers believers of different faiths

    On April 16, the procession organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia walked along the main avenue of Zaporizhia – Soborna avenue. Christians of various denominations, representatives of the local authorities were involved in the procession.

  • 11 April 2017, 12:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    Community of Sant’Egidio invites to pray for peace in Holy Week

  • 23 February 2017, 10:10 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    A group of Hasid-pilgrims from around the world visits Brody, Lviv region

    On February 20, a group of Hasidic pilgrims, in an amount of about 60 people, came to visit the town of Brody, In Lviv region.

  • 30 November 2016, 16:56 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The residence of St. Nicholas to be opened in Kyiv

    The residence of St. Nicholas will be officially opened in the Great Lavra Bell Tower in Kyiv on December 1.

  • 26 October 2016, 12:52 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Don’t scatter cremated ashes or keep them at home, Vatican says

    “The Church insistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places,” because it showed the dignity and respect for the human body, said the document approved by Pope Francis.

  • 3 October 2016, 11:02 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Family is a union of man and woman, - Zaporizhya holds second March for Life

    On October 2, thousands of people walked in the columns of "March for Life" along the main street of Zaporizhya. This is the second march in the city, organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhya.

  • 20 September 2016, 11:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited the tomb of St. Nicholas of Japan

    Metropolitan Luka of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, together with representatives of the Zaporozhye diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, went on a pilgrimage visit to Japan, reports the Information and Education Department of the UOC.

  • 11 July 2016, 11:41 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UOC KP: Moscow Patriarchate procession sponsored by the same politicians who sponsored anti-Maidan

    The procession of the Moscow Patriarchate to Kyiv was sponsored by the same politicians that were behind Antimaydan. According to Zik, Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, Secretary of the Synod of the UOC-KP, head of Information Department of the Kyiv Patriarchate wrote about it in his blog on Glavkom website.

  • 6 July 2016, 11:45 | Religion and policy | 

    Sponsors get nervous: experts tell why UOC (MP) staged a procession

    The procession, organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) is an attempt by priests and "sponsors" of this Church to demonstrate that “Ukraine will not go and nobody will let it go.”

  • 8 June 2016, 18:46 | Children young people and religion | 

    From 40 to 60 thousand pilgrims from Ukraine to visit World Youth Days in Krakow

    The MFA official noted the Ukrainian border guards will cooperate with their Polish counterparts by using their positive experience gained at the Euro2012 soccer championship.

  • 5 June 2016, 09:45 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Thousands of believers march through center of Kyiv for protection of children and families

    About five thousand believers together with the clergy held a procession through the center of Kyiv on Saturday, June 4. They did it to participate in the campaign of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations dedicated to Children's Day and family. Along with believers and public figures, the procession was led by the leaders and representatives of all denominations included in the Council.

  • 29 May 2016, 11:26 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UGCC Synod session begins in USA

    On Saturday, the UGCC Synod opened its regular session in Chicago. The tradition to hold session of the Permanent Synod of the UGCC in different dioceses has already existed for many years and has proven to be beneficial for the episcopate, and for the local church community, the Information Department of the UGCC reports.

  • 26 May 2016, 09:27 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Roman Catholic Bishops urge to protect children and families

    The rally is scheduled for June 4 in Kyiv and is aimed to draw attention to the problems of children's rights to assert in society the principles of love and respect, protect the family as a union of man and woman that meets the plan of God and human nature.

  • 4 April 2016, 11:26 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Way of the Cross in Lviv gathered 50.000 participants

    The motive of this year's Way of the Cross was the biography of Blessed Martyr Bishop Vasyl Velychkovsky, long-term prisoner of the Soviet GULAG.

  • 31 March 2016, 09:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    On Sunday of Veneration of the Cross the Way of the Cross to be held in Lviv streets

    This Way of Cross is based on the biography of Blessed Martyr Bishop Vasyl Velychkovskyy, a long-term prisoner of the Soviet GULAG.