Lviv region

  • 21 February 2018, 10:10 | UGCC | 

    Hierarchs of the UGCC give backing to the Ukrainian Churches and religious organizations idea to proclaim 2018 the year of God’s word in Ukraine

    On October 13-14, 2018, the Seventy-Eighth Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Halych Major Archbishoproc of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took place at the retreat center of the Lviv Archeparchy in Bryukhovychi, chaired by the Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Svyatoslav. The synodal meetings were attended by all serving bishops of the Kyiv-Halych Supreme Archdiocese of the UGCC.

  • 19 February 2018, 10:35 | Protests and conflicts | view video | 

    UOC priest and parishioners attack journalists in Lviv region

    Together with his parishioners, rector of the illegally built temple of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate) in the city of Brody in Lviv region, attacked the crew of the program “Truth. Investigation”.

  • 2 February 2018, 10:43 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC opens a geriatric house

    In this area, it is planned to build a monastery, which will run a modern boarding house. Priests who were trained abroad, have gained some useful experience they are willing to implement in practice,” said Volodymyr Hirnyak.

  • 1 February 2018, 11:20 | Editorial news | 

    RISU celebrated 17 years. We thank you for following us and are asking for your support

    On February 1, 2001, several people gathered inside the then Lviv Theological Academy and held the first meeting, at which it was decided that the newly formed information agency would be called the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.

  • 11 January 2018, 14:15 | Children young people and religion | 

    Regional Taize meeting to be held in Lviv

    The prior of the world-famous Ecumenical Community of Taizé, brother Alois, during the European Youth Summit held in Basel (Switzerland), announced that the regional meeting of Taizé will be held in Lviv. It will take place from April 28 to May 1, reports

  • 3 January 2018, 08:47 | Charity, social service | 

    Lviv residents may buy 12 dishes for Christmas Eve and become sponsor

  • 12 December 2017, 10:51 | History, archaeology | 

    Moscow Patriarchate created by NKVD agents, according to SBU documents

    The Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, in which Moscow's Patriarch was elected in 1945, was held under the control of the People's Commissariat of State Security (NKVD), which was the Soviet KGB predecessor.

  • 7 December 2017, 11:31 | International relations | view video | 

    We wish that the call “we forgive and ask forgiveness become part of the way of living of every Pole and Ukrainian

    Often the appeals remain only on paper. Therefore, I try to ensure that Ukrainians and Poles do everything to their ability to make a Christian call that has built and can save a united Europe “We forgive and ask forgiveness” would become not only a good quote for texts and messages, but also a part of modern cultures, a way of life, thinking, action of every Ukrainian and every Pole!

  • 30 November 2017, 10:18 | Interchurch relations | 

    Hierarchs of the UGCC and the RCC hold joint recollections in Briukhovychi (Lviv)

    From November 27 to 30, the retreat center of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC in Bryukhovychi continues joint retreats for Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops. Spiritual instruction is provided by Father Germano Marani, TI, professor of the Eastern Papal Institute.

  • 29 November 2017, 10:05 | Religion and society | 

    Global Leadership Summit in Lviv Discusses successful leadership based on Christian values

    "Everyone has influence," - under this the Global Leadership Summit was held in Lviv for the fourth time. On November 24-25, the Media Center of the Arena Lviv stadium brought together about a thousand guests from different parts of Western Ukraine in order to learn successful leadership. This was reported to RISU by the press-service of the Global Leadership Summit in Lviv.

  • 13 November 2017, 11:56 | Charity, social service | 

    Roman Catholics open a shelter for homeless in Lviv

    On Sunday, November 12, a shelter for homeless located on Mazepa street in Lviv was blessed. The liturgy was led by Archbishop of the RCC in Ukraine Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, reports

  • 6 November 2017, 21:12 | UGCC | 

    The eldest bishop of the UGCC reposes in the Lord

  • 3 November 2017, 09:27 | Judaism | 

    Fragment of matzeva found in Lviv during construction work

    During the construction work on the outskirts of Lviv, in the area of ​​Sygnivka Street, a fragment of matzeva - a Jewish tombstone shaped as a vertical stone slab with Hebrew inscriptions installed on the grave - was removed. This was reported by the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine.

  • 17 October 2017, 10:16 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Stations of the Cross at Lviv’s Vysokyy Zamok destroyed by vandals

  • 9 October 2017, 13:31 | National religious question | 

    Various forms of national memory should be united in Babyn Yar

    “When it comes to a general memorial, for example, I have been saying, for example, for almost 15 years, that I would like to see not a common memorial, but an architectural and landscape ensemble where each group can insert its monument. But they will all be united by a single idea,” says co-founder of the Association of Jewish Community Organizations and Communities of Ukraine.

  • 9 October 2017, 10:41 | History, archaeology | 

    “Photius Schism: History and Legend”, a book presented in Lviv

    Patriarch Photius (858-867; 877-886) was undeservedly condemned by the Catholic Church. This opinion was expressed by Fr. Ivan Datsko, president of the UCU Institute of Ecumenical Studies, referring to the study by Frantsishek Dvornik “Photius Schism: History and Legend.” The translation of this book was presented within the framework of the Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv on October 5.

  • 6 October 2017, 13:05 | Religion and culture | 

    12-meter statue of Jesus Christ installed in Truskavets

    A resident of Truskavets, Igor Kisak, installs at his own expense a 12-meter concrete statue of Jesus Christ at the highest point of the city, which, according to plans, will be a copy of “Christ the Savior” in the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro. As ZAXID.NET has reported to the project initiator, all installation work has already been completed.

  • 6 October 2017, 12:25 | Theology and religious education | view photo | 

    Prayer Book of Unity presented in Lviv

    The new prayer book should create a positive mood from prayer, expand the world view of the believer through familiarity with the riches of the Orthodox prayer tradition, in particular, with the practice of prayer of the Greek Church.

  • 3 October 2017, 14:02 | International relations | 

    International Colloquium of European Parishes 2019 will be held in Ukraine

    The meeting in Lviv will be a jubilee one, the 30th. Responsible organizer of it is St. Volodymyr’s Foundation (UGCC).

  • 13 September 2017, 13:52 | UOC KP | 

    Patriarch Filaret pays tribute to new heroes at Lychakiv in Lviv

    On September 12-14, Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Russia-Ukraine Filaret is on a visit to Lviv.