Volyn region

  • 6 May 2019, 15:05 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    Union of Christians of the Evangelical Faith marks 90th anniversary

    May 2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the unifying congregation of the baptized by the Holy Spirit in Volyn and the organization of the Union of Christians of the Evangelical Faith of the then Poland (1929).

  • 2 May 2019, 10:26 | Scandals, crime | 

    Adherents of Moscow Patriarchate severely beat two elderly OCU believers in Volyn

    Adherents of the Moscow Patriarchate violently beat two supporters of the transition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, who guarded a church in the village of Chetvertnya, Manevytsi district of Volyn.

  • 4 April 2019, 11:45 | Scandals, crime | 

    SBU detain men who desecrated church by order from Russians

    SBU officers have identified the perpetrators who defiled the facade of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius and the Martyr Nestor of Thessalonians in Lutsk, following an order from Russians.

  • 7 March 2019, 10:08 | Religion and society | 

    Chaplains of Volyn bless icons by ATO soldiers

    In the Rivne Regional Hospital of War Veterans, hosting the Center for Rehabilitation and Treatment, Mykhailo Buchak, Chief Military Chaplain of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archpriest Mykhailo Buchak, along with Archpriests Ivan Hureev, Vitaliy Antonyuk and Yevheniy Rud blessed the icons by soldiers and their mothers during rehabilitation.

  • 16 January 2019, 12:12 | Scandals, crime | 

    Village council chairman held hostage by UOC MP priest supported by unknown persons in Volyn region

    Unknown persons led by a clergyman of the UOC-MP have blocked the chairman and the secretary in the village council premises in the village of Bronnitsy, Kamin-Kashirsky District, in Volyn. They demand to see the lists of people who voted for their parish to change jurisdiction to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 16 January 2019, 10:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    They count on the power of Moscow – Filaret explains unwillingness of members of former UOC to join OCU

    Honorary Patriarch Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine explained the unwillingness of some representatives of the former UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to join the OCU by their reliance on the power of Moscow.

  • 5 June 2018, 11:41 | UOC (MP) | 

    Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun): UOC-MP leaders and believers have ideological contradictions

    Most faithful of the UOC-MP disagree with the statements made by their church leadership. Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun) expressed this opinion in an interview with V 24.

  • 29 May 2018, 10:39 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew will be simply unable to deny autocephaly to Ukrainians, Patriarch Filaret

    Primate of the UOC-KP Patriarch Filaret expressed confidence that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will soon be obliged to provide the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He said this during a sermon on May 28 at the Lutsk Holy Trinity Cathedral, Volynska Pravda reported.

  • 14 June 2017, 10:53 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Mass graves of NKVD victims found in Lutsk

    Near the Castle of St. Michael the Archangel’s Monastery UOC-KP, in the area of Stary Lutsk Reserve on June 13, a mass grave of victims of the shootings of June 23-24, 1941 was exhumated. All these people - Lutsk prison inmates, mostly political, were suspected of having links with the OUN, former priests, teachers and doctors and intellectuals. According to preliminary data, in the first days after the attack of Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, about 2,000 people were executed. Later these events were called a tragedy of Lutsk prison. It was reported by RISU correspondent Larysa Andriychuk.

  • 5 May 2017, 14:05 | Journalistic investigations | view photo

    Historical memory or legal rights: Baptists in Volyn struggle for the future of an ancient church

    The ruins of the old church in the district center of Rozhische in Volyn have become the subject of controversy between the Protestants and the Orthodox. The temple was built in the nineteenth century by the Baptists, “the Soviets” expropriated and placed manufacturing plants in the church.

  • 29 March 2017, 16:20 | Temples, church property

    Armenian Church to be built in Lutsk

    The church will bear the name “Surb Sarhis” in honor of the young commander, Sarhis, who was martyred for the Christian faith in 363. According to Nshan Antonyan, it will be built at the expense of the community and sponsors, in particular, “Union of Armenians of Ukraine” is ready to help.

  • 7 March 2017, 10:10 | Religion and culture

    An icon made … of 106 thousand matches in Lublyntsi

    Craftsman Ivan Semeniuk presented a unique image of the crucifixion of the Savior at the Church of the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon UOC-KP located in the village of Lublyntsi, Kovel district deanery, on the occasion of the Feast of Orthodoxy.

  • 26 October 2016, 10:09 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Memorial signs installed on sites of defunct Jewish cemeteries

    In the center of Lutsk, memorial signs have been mounted on the sites of the former Jewish cemeteries.

  • 16 August 2016, 12:13 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | view video | 

    A scandal breaks out in Volyn due to the circus in place of Jewish cemetery

    In the city of Kovel, Volyn region, an international scandal has broken out - foreign publications write that in the place of mass executions of the Holocaust victims the traveling circuses and menageries have given performances for decades.

  • 2 June 2016, 13:05 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Remains of ancient Capuchin monastery in Volyn region collapsed

    So far, only walls with semi-circular niches have remained Volodymyr-Volynskyy, which, according to critics, are typical for monastery buildings of the 18th century.

  • 5 January 2015, 09:47 | Faith and weapon | 

    A priest of UOC (MP) liberated his parishioner from captivity