Ternopil region

  • 16 July 2019, 09:36 | UGCC | 

    Head of UGCC says when Church will finish building Patriarchate

    We are a Patriarchal Church. The Patriarchate is not granted. Patriarchate is a certain way to be together for our Church, which exists in Ukraine and around the world. When we learn to be together as one Church, to overcome what separates us, each such time we become more of a Patriarchal Church.

  • 14 July 2019, 09:54 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Patriarch: Our Church counts faithful among Chinese as well

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) has recently received a letter from a Chinese parish of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. It was written by the Greek Catholics of Chinese origin.

  • 1 July 2019, 09:33 | UGCC | 

    Cathedral of Mother of God of Zarvanytsya receives Minor Papal Basilica status

    On June 30, Zarvanytsya Marian Spiritual Centre hosted the solemn proclamation of the new status of the Cathedral of the Mother of God of Zarvanytsya which, according to the Decree issued by the Holy Father Francis, now holds a title of the Minor Basilica.

  • 15 April 2019, 11:16 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Metropolitan Epiphaniy: Aggressor will have opportunity to seize Ukraine if we are divided

    Head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphaniy has said that Ukrainians should unite to resist Russia's intentions to enslave them.

  • 26 March 2019, 09:56 | Church-state relations | 

    Poroshenko transfers to UGCC monastery complex in Ternopil

    President Petro Poroshenko handed over to the Ternopil-Zboriv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church a certificate for a complex of cells of the Monastery of the Dominican Fathers which was nationalized by the communist authorities.

  • 20 December 2018, 13:07 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO calls on Kremlin to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches and Religious Organizations demand that the Russian authorities release Ukrainian sailors from under arrest, following the Russian armed aggression in the Kerch Strait three weeks ago.

  • 28 November 2018, 15:38 | Temples, church property | 

    Pochayiv Lavra returned to Kremenets-Pochayiv Historical Reserve under the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision

    The Cabinet of Ministers has returned the buildings of the Pochayiv Holy Assumption Monastery (Pochayiv, Ternopil region) to the Kremenets-Pochayiv State Historical Architectural Reserve, the Ukrainian News reported.

  • 20 November 2018, 10:53 | Land and property problems | 

    Culture Ministry challenges transfer of Pochayiv Lavra to UOC-MP

    The Ukrainian Culture Ministry has challenged at the Justice Ministry the actions of a state registrar with the demand to cancel the decision on the state registration of the right of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to use the property of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra monastery and to bring the registrar to account, the press service of the Ternopil regional prosecutor's office reported on Friday.

  • 7 November 2018, 10:24 | Church-state relations | 

    Ternopil Regional Council asks National Guard to take Pochayiv Lavra under protection

    Ternopil Regional Council urged the Ministry of Interior to ensure round-the-clock protection of the Pochayiv Holy Assumption Monastery because of the turmoil around the shrine.

  • 29 October 2018, 10:11 | Judaism | 

    Former synagogue premises in Chortkiv transferred to Jewish community for free use

    On October 25, Oksana Chaychuk, the Chair of the Regional State Administration, together with Ivan Zabolotny, the First Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, and Yosyf Ovod, the Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, signed the statement of transfer of the premises of the former synagogue to the Jewish community of Chortkiv, Ternopil region for free use, Chortkiv-online has reported.

  • 4 October 2018, 12:24 | Adventists | 

    Adventists open center for children with special abilities in Ternopil region

    On October 1, 2018, in Kremenets, Ternopil region, the first Society of Parents of Children with Disabilities and their friends Zoria Nadii was solemnly opened. This center appeared thanks to Davyd Andrushchuk, whose parents have long been promoting the idea of ​​establishing such an institution for other specially-abled children in the region, the press service of the Seventh-day Adventists Church said.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 28 August 2018, 09:54 | Religion and policy | 

    Pochayiv pilgrims reportedly carried Orthodox ‘DPR Army’ banner

    The scandal over the procession of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to the Pochayiv Lavra is aggravating. In addition to T-shirts with prints calling to get ready for the war, the crowd noticed the Orthodox flag under which the fighters of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are fighting. Dmytro Poliukhovych wrote it on his Facebook page, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 

    Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

    In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

  • 15 July 2018, 21:24 | Church-state relations | 

    UGCC supportive of autocephaly of united Ukrainian Orthodox Church, but won't join it

    The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is not indifferent to what is happening among the Orthodox. We empathize with them for reasons of their divisions, and we greet all initiatives that contribute to their internal unity. Patriarch of UGCC Sviatoslav had this to say during a nationwide pilgrimage to the icon of the Mother of God in Zarvanytsia.

  • 15 July 2018, 20:03 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: For 1,030 years, UGCC has been a protector, soul of Ukrainians, a nation-building Church

    Ukrainian Greek-Catholics from Ukraine and across Europe, USA, Canada, Argentina and Australia joined this year’s nationwide pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia dedicated to the 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Ukraine-Rus’. During the liturgy, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko prayed together with Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, UGCC hierarchs and clergy as well as 100,000 faithful.

  • 15 July 2018, 19:14 | Church-state relations | 

    One cannot stop the idea the time for which has come - President on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    “People say one cannot stop the idea the time for which has come. The idea of autocephaly in Ukraine is exactly of that kind. The very logic of historic process, of Ukrainian nation’s development, Ukrainian state’s development leads us to the Tomos,” President Petro Poroshenko emphasized during the participation in the Nationwide pilgrimage dedicated to the 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Ukraine-Rus’ in the course of the working trip to Ternopil region.

  • 15 July 2018, 18:57 | Church-state relations | 

    President in Zarvanytsia: We pray for peace, for Ukraine. I am confident - God will hear our prayers

    During his working visit to Ternopil region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in the Nationwide pilgrimage dedicated to the 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Ukraine-Rus’.

  • 11 May 2018, 10:42 | National religious question | 

    UGCC proclaimed the year of prayer for honest elections of 2019

    This is stated in the Address of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Galicia Major Archeparchy of the UGCC to the faithful, Ukrainian politicians and all people of goodwill concerning the electoral process in Ukraine, reports the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 4 January 2018, 10:07 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukraine-largest Nativity scene arranged in Ternopil Church