Protestants

  • 27 December 2011, 12:40 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Bishops of Three Denominations in Odesa Address Residents on Christmas

    Bishops of three Christian denominations of Odesa, Bishop Bronislav Bernatskyi of Odesa and Simferopol of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Vasyl (Ivasiuk) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Bishop Uland Schpalinger of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine jointly addressed the residents of Odesa and all people of good will on occasion of Christmas.

  • 24 November 2011, 15:51 | World news | 

    Belarusian Christians Sue Minsk Police

    Christian organizations in Minsk filed a lawsuit today against police in connection with the violent dispersal on November 22 of Christians gathered in the Belarusian capital's October Square, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

  • 26 October 2011, 12:18 | Theology and religious education | view photo | 

    Biggest Problems of Theological Education of Protestant Churches in Post-Soviet Space Named

    The biggest problem of the theological educational institutions in the post-Soviet space is not money but philosophy, action and integration in church life.

  • 25 October 2011, 09:19 | Theology and religious education | view photo | 

    Protestant Conference "Theological Education-10" Launched in Irpin

    On 24 October, in the town of Irpin of Kyiv Region, a conference on theological education of Protestant Churches in the post-Soviet countries began. The Euro-Asian Accreditation Association is to discuss the results of the 14 years of its work at the event.

  • 23 October 2011, 13:35 | Protestants

    Ukrainian Swedes of Village of Zmiivka in Kherson Oblast Celebrate Services in Church of Kyivan Patriarchate

    Swedes from the village of Zmiivka in Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine have preserved their national culture for 230 years in the Ukrainian steppes.

  • 18 October 2011, 09:49 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    Odesa Catholics and Protestants Indignant At Policy of New State Authorities

    During a round table on the diversity of denominations in Odesa, a priest of Odesa-Simferopol Eparchy of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, Viacheslav Kovalskyi stated that there have been no problems for the Church until recently.

  • 12 October 2011, 16:43 | Scandals, crime | 

    Pentecostals in Ternopil Complain to Public Prosecutor About Actions of Police

    The Ternopil Region Association of Churches of Evangelical Faith (ACEF) approached Public Prosecutor of Ternopil Oblast Ivan Melnychuk and Commissioner on Human Rights in the Supreme Council of Ukraine Nina Karpachova with a request to interfere in the matter of a cruel beating by Ternopil police of the youth leader of the Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith in the town of Zbarazh.

  • 31 August 2011, 15:27 | Religion and culture | 

    Book Fair Forum Marketsquare Europe – 2011 to Be Held in Ukraine

    The European Forum of Christian Book Publishers and Distributors MarketsquareEurope – 2011 will be held in Ukraine this year. The forum is organized by the Christian Trade Organization International and Association of Christian Publishers of Ukraine.

  • 31 August 2011, 13:42 | Faith and weapon | 

    Ukrainian Baptists Elect Another Representative in Council on Pastoral Care of Ministry of Defense

    Deputy Head of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christians Baptists (AUCECB) Mykhailo Andrashko was elected new representative of the Council on Pastoral Care of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

  • 29 August 2011, 15:25 | Protestants | 

    Evangelical Protestants of Ukraine indicate problems in church-state relations

    The participants of the session of the Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine voiced an opinion that due to the lack of dialogue with the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Relations of Ukraine, problems are arising in the area of church-state relations, including in the legislative area, the Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv.

  • 20 August 2011, 10:45 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    Ukrainian Evangelical Christians celebrate 90th anniversary of the Pentecostal movement in the former Soviet Union

    A reproduction of the Old Testament Tabernacle (the tent-sanctuary where the Ark of the Covenant containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed was preserved) will be exhibited in an open-air museum in Odesa. The Old Testament Tabernacle will be reproduced in Ukraine for the first time as part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Pentecostal movement in the former Soviet Union during the Awakening 90 International Jubilee Conference that will held from September 7 to 11 in Odesa.

  • 11 August 2011, 17:16 | Religion and culture | 

    Christian Festival Held in Ternopil

    A large-scale Christian festival “I Believe in Jesus” was held in the western Ukrainian city of Ternopil on August 3-7.

  • 8 August 2011, 13:14 | Religion and policy | 

    Kyiv Court Rejects Request of Three Denominations and Karpachova in Tymoshenko's Case

    The court for the second time refused to release the ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko on bail.

  • 8 July 2011, 11:25 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    Several thousand Pentecostals take part in national youth congress in Zhytomyr region

    The opening ceremony of the 14th national congress of young Ukrainian evangelical Christians took place on July 6, 2011, in the Zhytomyr Oblast. Traditionally, 3 to 6 thousand Christians from all regions of Ukraine gather at the youth forum. This year there are delegates from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Germany, USA, and other countries.

  • 30 June 2011, 10:27 | Evangelical Christian Baptists | 

    Oldest Evangelical Christian Baptist Community in Lviv region celebrates 90th anniversary

    The oldest Evangelical Christian Baptist church in the Lviv Oblast, located in the village of Zabirya, celebrated its 90th anniversary. This village is where the Evangelical Baptist movement began in Galicia.

  • 22 June 2011, 11:57 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Several thousand people gather in Kyiv for interdenominational prayer for WWII victims

    Today on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, a national interdenominational prayer was held in memory of the fallen during World War II, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the German assault on the USSR.

  • 15 June 2011, 16:56 | Other protestants | 

    Bike pilgrimage Ukraine without Orphans begins

    On June 11, an unprecedented bike trip around Ukraine started in Mariupol. Adopted children and their adoptive parents began a bike trip with the message to Ukrainians to open homes and hearts to orphans who need parents.

  • 4 March 2011, 03:00 | Announcements | 

    Training 'Church and Mass Media: Effective Cooperation' to be held in southern Ukraine

    On March 11-12, the Religious Information Service of Ukraine jointly with the Koch Foundation, the Board of Churches of the Southern Region of the Union "Church of God of Ukraine," and Christian Churches of the Kherson Oblast will hold a two-day training seminar "Church and the Mass Media: Effective Cooperation."

  • 1 March 2011, 09:10 | Evangelical Christian Baptists | 

    Unique wedding ceremony in eastern Ukraine

    Twenty-two couples were simultaneously married in central Ukraine. Many of them had been in a civil marriage for many years. Solemn prayer dedicated to this event was held February 27 in the First Baptist Church of Cherkasy. As journalist Julia Dolmatova told RISU, pastor and author of the idea Volodymyr Kuzin performed the ceremony.

  • 25 January 2011, 12:15 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC calls Christians to look for opportunities to pray together

    Within the framework of the Week of Prayers For Unity of Christians, on 23 January, in the Church of St. Basil the Great (UGCC), representatives of the main denominations of Ukraine jointly prayed for the unity of Christians.