• 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.

  • 23 December 2019, 13:07 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    PACE urges to preserve ancient synagogues of Europe, in particular, in Ukraine

    The Council of Europe (COE) demands that states pay more attention to destroyed Jewish synagogues. This was reported on December 22 by the Times of Israel with reference to the Appeal of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of CE, which was published in October 2019.

  • 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.

  • 22 December 2019, 08:44 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Orthodox and greek catholics celebrate feast of the Conception of the mother of God

    The old and deep cult of the Most Holy Mother of God, which is a significant landmark of the Eastern Church, is reflected in the large number of feasts dedicated to the Mother of God in the Church Calendar. The feasts tell about the most important moments of the life of the Mother of God beginning with her miraculous conception and ending with her assumption.

  • 16 December 2019, 10:07 | Theology and religious education | 

    UCU raises a record amount at the annual charity event in Kyiv

  • 14 December 2019, 11:21 | Religion and society | 

    UCU is the first university in Ukraine to introduce socially-oriented education

    Education today is more than just the transfer of knowledge. This is the influence exercised by the educational institution on society and the country as a whole. There is a great demand for strengthening this interaction, and therefore for an educational approach aimed at building academic knowledge, practical skills and a responsible attitude through problem solving in the community and together with society. Internationally, this approach is known as Service Learning (hereinafter-S-L).

  • 13 December 2019, 09:57 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainians celebrate Day of St Andrew the first-called apostle

    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."

  • 10 December 2019, 17:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    A new bishop of the RCC in Ukraine ordinated in Zakarpattia

    Today, on December 10, 2019, the Bishop's ordination of Mykola Luchko took place in Mukachevo.

  • 8 December 2019, 20:48 | UGCC | 

    Institute of Eastern Christian Studies named after Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky received the highest award of the UGCC

    On December 8, His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) presented the highest award of the Father and head of the UGCC — the Order of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky — to the Institute of Eastern Christian studies named after Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, which operates at the University of Toronto's St. Michael's College.

  • 4 December 2019, 08:24 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Orthodox and greek catholics celebrate Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Eastern Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 4 (November 21 according to the old style), one of the 12 greatest church feasts. The Gospel does not mention the event of the presentation in the Temple. This feast, as well as Christmas and Assumption of the Mother of God, is based on the Church tradition and apocrypha, primarily, the Proto-Gospel of James and pseudo Gospel of Matthew "About the birth of the Most Holy Virgin."

  • 3 December 2019, 12:30 | Lutherans | view photo | 

    German Lutheran Church of Ukraine has a new leader

    On November 30, the German Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Ukraine installed the Bishop of GELCU, Pavlo Schwartz. According to the Lutheran creed, the office of Bishop is not the highest degree of the priesthood, but a special calling. Therefore, Lutherans solemnly celebrate the actual installation of a new leader.

  • 28 November 2019, 08:35 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Christmas fast begins in Ukraine

    Great Christian feasts always are accompanied with pre-feast . In the end of the year, there is a long fast, Pylypivka before Christmas. In the Ukrainian Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches, it begins on 28 November (according to the new style) and lasts until 6 January.

  • 6 November 2019, 11:27 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UGCC Patriarch to make a pastoral visit to Austria

    On November 7-12, 2019, UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav will pay a pastoral visit to Austria. The program of the visit includes events in two cities – Innsbruck and Vienna.

  • 22 October 2019, 10:49 | History, archaeology | 

    Facsimile edition of Reims Gospel presented in Kyiv

    On October 21, a facsimile edition of the Reims Gospel, the oldest manuscript book from the library of Yaroslav the Wise, was presented in Kyiv.

  • 15 October 2019, 16:16 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the Feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2019 began at sundown on Sunday, October 13, and ends at nightfall October 20. Starting on the 15th day of Tishri, Sukkot is usually translated as Feast of Tabernacles, although the word itself is from sukkah, the name of the shacks farmers would live in during harvest.

  • 11 October 2019, 11:18 | Religion and culture | 

    Chernihiv marks the 950th anniversary of St Anthony Caves

    In Chernihiv, the festivities are ongoing on the occasion of the 950 anniversary of the Foundation of St Anthony Caves, which are part of the National Architectural and Historical Reserve “Chernihiv the Ancient”.