Religious holidays and traditions

  • 10 May 2020, 10:19 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Head of the UGCC on Mother's Day: Mother is a word that inspires in everyone optimism and hope

    His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, greeted Ukrainian mothers on Mother's Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Ukraine on the second Sunday in May.

  • 18 April 2020, 16:50 | Editorial news | 

    Christ is Risen: share the good news online

    Today we congratulate all our readers on the holiday of the Resurrection of the Lord! We wish you and your families to celebrate the Day of Atonement in good health! May you discern God’s signs and feel the love of the Savior! And do not abuse His great mercy - let us all celebrate online!

  • 17 April 2020, 08:48 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Good Friday celebrated today according to Julian calendar

    On Great Friday, the Church remembers the unrighteous condemnation of Jesus Christ by the Jewish Sanhedrin Council. It is the most sorrowful day for Christians because Christ laid down his life for the sake of mankind exactly on Friday. The time when Jesus Christ gave up His spirit to God the Father and His secret disciples, Josef of Arimathea and Nicodemus begged Pilate for the Lord’s Body and removed it from the cross is remembered in the Divine Service.

  • 14 April 2020, 13:30 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    7% of Ukrainians plan to go to church and bless Easter cakes

    This is the data of the survey held by the Rating Group as of April 10-12, 2020, TSN reports.

  • 12 April 2020, 11:14 | Religious holidays and traditions | view video | 

    Solemn Holy Mass from the Cathedral of Sts. Peter in the Vatican (ONLINE)

    At 13:00 the Pope will address the annual Apostolic Blessing for Rome and the world (Urbi et Orbi).

  • 12 April 2020, 08:55 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christians of the Eastern tradition celebrate Palm Sunday

    This year, Palm Sunday falls on April 12 in Ukraine. According to the Gospel, when Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead, the people who witnessed it believed that he was really the Son of God.

  • 8 April 2020, 14:08 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jewish Рassover starts at sunset on 8 April in the conditions of total quarantine

    On this evening, many Jewish families will gather together for a traditional ‘Seder’ meal to celebrate the beginning of Passover, known as Pesach in Hebrew.

  • 7 April 2020, 08:57 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Сhristians of еastern tradition celebrate Аnnunciation

    On April 7, churches that follow the Julian Calendar mark one of the greatest feasts in the liturgical year, the Annunciation of the Mother of God. It is the third most important religious feast after Easter and Christmas.

  • 25 March 2020, 09:11 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christians celebrate Annunciation according to Gregorian calendar

    On March 25, churches that follow the Gregorian Calendar mark one of the greatest feasts in the liturgical year, the Annunciation of the Mother of God.

  • 19 January 2020, 09:00 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    19 January is a feast of Epiphany according to Julian calendar

    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. The feast commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River during which Christ declared Himself as the Messiah and Savior.

  • 13 January 2020, 09:47 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    January 13 is the Eve of Bounteous Gifts and Malanka feast

    A week after caroling, on the New Year’s Eve (Julian calendar) we celebrate theEve of Bounteous Gifts. According to the church calendar, this is a day of St. Melanie. In folk tradition, both holidays got united and now we have the Eve of Bounteous Gifts or Malanka holiday.

  • 7 January 2020, 09:04 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    On January 7 christians celebrate Christmas according to julian calendar

    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. This day is an official public holiday in Ukraine.

  • 3 January 2020, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions | view photo | view video | 

    Primates of Churches congratulate Ukrainians on Christmas

  • 26 December 2019, 12:46 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Church archpastors congratulate christians on Nativity

    In the Christmas Message "Urbi et Orbi", Pope Francis draws attention to the children who are now suffering from wars and conflicts around the world. He wished that little Infant of Bethlehem became the light and hope of the American continent, the light of the Holy Land, consolation for the Syrian people for Iraq, imbued with social tensions and Yemen experienced a serious humanitarian crisis.

  • 25 December 2019, 08:27 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas according to Gregorian andnew Julian calendars celebrated today

    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.

  • 24 December 2019, 19:51 | Editorial news | 

    Merry Christmas!

    RISU Editorial Board send their best wishes to all those celebrating the Nativity of Christ per the Gregorian and Revised Julian calendars! We wish you a peaceful and joyous celebration!

  • 24 December 2019, 13:20 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Celebrating Christmas on December 25 is supported by 25% of Ukrainians

  • 24 December 2019, 10:53 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The Head of the UGCC congratulated those who celebrate Christmas on December 25

    The Head of the UGCC congratulated those who celebrate Christmas on December 25

  • 24 December 2019, 10:12 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas according to Gregorian and New Julian calendars celebrated today

    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. Then came three wise men from the east who knew about the birth of the Messiah from legends. They were led to the town by a star. According to the teaching of the church, the birth of Christ opened up the possibility of the salvation of the soul and eternal life for each Christian.

  • 22 December 2019, 11:36 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews to celebrate Нanukkah

    Jews celebrate the feast of fire, light, joy and fun Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month Kislev. This year's celebration starts on December 22 in the evening. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout 8 days. Hanukkah is not a shrine feast but a historical one, it is not referred to in the Holy Scripture, although it has been observed by Jews and has become a tradition.