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Religious holidays and traditions
12 April 2017, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions
On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.
Members of the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia were reported as saying this during a press conference held on March 28, at the press center “Journalist” of Zaporizhia Regional National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.
15 February 2017, 08:57 | Religious holidays and traditions |
According to the law of Moses, every firstborn male was to be brought into the temple to be dedicated to God on the fortieth day after birth. At that time a sacrifice of thanksgiving was also to be brought. The Holy Mother of God followed this law, even though she knew that the Child was the Son of God. Thus, Joseph and Mary brought the Child Jesus into the temple on the fortieth day along with a humble sacrifice of two young pigeons.
19 January 2017, 08:34 | Religious holidays and traditions |
The Feast of Epiphany, which is observed on January 19 according to the Julian Calendar (January 6 according to the Gregorian Calendar), completes the cycle of Christmas holidays.
18 January 2017, 08:33 | Religious holidays and traditions |
13 January 2017, 10:01 | Religious holidays and traditions |
7 January 2017, 12:15 | Religious holidays and traditions |
All Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, most Ukrainian Evangelical Christians and Jerusalem, Russian, Serbian, and Georgian Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on January 7.
4 January 2017, 10:24 | Religion and society |
On Christmas Eve, January 6, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk will share a holiday meal usually called a holy supper (свята вечеря) with the internally displaced people from Eastern Ukraine.
Yesterday, on December 25, the parishioners of the church in Chernihiv, named after the Descent of the Holy Spirit, celebrated one of the main Christian holidays – the Nativity of Christ.
25 December 2016, 12:29 | Religious holidays and traditions |
According to Bible tradition, on Christmas day the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. The Son of God was born in a manger in Bethlehem. The angels announced to the shepherds the news of the birth of the Son of God.
In his Christmas message Pope Francis referred to Ukraine:“Peace to men and women who are still suffering the effects of conflict in eastern Ukraine, to whichwe all desire to bring relief to the population and to fulfill the obligations undertaken.”
On St. Nicholas Day, December 19, the main Christmas tree was opened at Festivalna square and the second regional New Year and Christmas festival began. A special highlight was the establishment of a religious borough “Christmas crib” for the first time in recent history of the city.
15 December 2016, 10:50 | Religious holidays and traditions |
13 December 2016, 07:35 | Religious holidays and traditions |
On December 13 Christians living according to the Julian Calendar honor the memory of St. Andrew the First-called Apostle. Ukrainians honor Apostle Andrew in a special way as he is considered to be the one who brought Christianity to the "Hills of Kyiv."
7 December 2016, 14:40 | Religious holidays and traditions |
Ukrainian MPs drafted a law that proposes to celebrate Christmas in Ukraine as a national holiday both 25 December (Gregorian calendar) and 7 January (Julian calendar). They believe that their initiative will not only take into account the religious need of many Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians, but also will unite the Ukrainian society.
30 November 2016, 16:56 | Religious holidays and traditions |
The residence of St. Nicholas will be officially opened in the Great Lavra Bell Tower in Kyiv on December 1.
21 November 2016, 08:59 | Religious holidays and traditions |
St. Michael is the patron saint of Kyiv. Archangel Michael had been a patron of the Ukrainian capital since ancient times: in the archives there are international agreements signed by Prince Volodymyr the Great and Yaroslav the Wise, and stitched-rings seals depicting winged warrior.
18 October 2016, 12:42 | Judaism |
For the eight days and seven nights of Sukkot, Jews traditionally eat and sleep in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling with a thatched roof, from which the holiday gets its name.