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  • 15 August 2018, 14:43 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Interesting facts revealed during restoration work at St Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv

    The results of in-depth studies of mosaics, frescoes and oil paintings during the restoration works in St. Sophia Cathedral confirmed the guesses that the building had two commissioners – Volodymyr the Baptist and Yaroslav the Wise.

  • 15 August 2018, 12:33 | Judaism | 

    Historical synagogue of Dnipro opens following reconstruction

    The historic synagogue of Dnipro located in Yevropeyska Street hosted an event in honor of the completion of the building refurbishment, with participation of the sponsors of refurbishment and a large delegation of participants of the Early Years Experience project by the Jewish Educational Media.

  • 15 August 2018, 09:55 | UGCC | 

    UGCC faithful celebrate 1,030th anniversary of Baptism of Rus-Ukraine by renewed vows and liturgies

    The 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine was celebrated in the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, by the Hierarchical Liturgy, renewal of ceremonial vows and water blessing on the Dnieper River. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 14 August 2018, 14:43 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Great Synagogue to be restored in Ostroh, Rivne Oblast

    Thanks to the efforts of Gregory Arshinov, restoration of Ostroh synagogue has been underway for quite some time now. By the end of 2017, the roof of the building was restored. Now restoration work inside the synagogue is underway.

  • 14 August 2018, 11:49 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Yushchenko: Ukraine to receive Tomos of autocephaly at no risk of church division

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will grant to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the Tomos of autocephaly as there are all grounds for this. This opinion was expressed by the third Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in an interview for Ukrayinska Pravda.

  • 13 August 2018, 13:42 | UGCC | 

    In Sloatsburg, NY, Head of UGCC led Assumption pilgrimage and spoke about Ukraine

    Assumption pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY, on Mount Mary, the location supervised by Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary was held on August 12.

  • 11 August 2018, 10:38 | World news | 

    Ukrainians take part in US-led three-day ministerial conference on the promotion of freedom of religion

    The unprecedented three-day ministerial conference on the promotion of freedom of religion was held in Washington, D.C. with the participation of civic activists and religious leaders.

  • 10 August 2018, 14:41 | International relations | 

    Head of the UGCC discusses humanitarian situation in Ukraine with Catholic Relief Services president

    On August 8, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, visited the headquarters of the Catholic Relief Services which supports various charitable projects around the world. His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with the president of the organization, Mr. Sean Callahan, and with the chairman of the Board of Governors, Bishop Gregory John Mansour, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:22 | Religion and culture | 

    Rare Ukrainian old-print books to be digitized at Harvard

    Harvard Library in Houghton (USA) is planning to digitize rare Ukrainian old-prints, including the first editions by Ivan Fedorov, as well as works by Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Kotlyarevsky, Religion in Ukraine reports citing I-pro.kiev.ua.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:08 | Charity, social service | 

    UOC (MP) sent 40 tons of aid to LPR

    Four trucks of humanitarian aid totaling about 6,000 sets, weighing almost 40 tons, were delivered to the diocesan centers of Luhansk and Rovenky (areas controlled by the so-called Luhansk People's Republic) on August 1, 2018, as part of the Mission of Mercy and Reconciliation project of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for social and humanitarian affairs, implemented with the support of the International Charitable Organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a humanitarian organization of Protestant churches in Germany, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the UOC.

  • 10 August 2018, 09:21 | Religion and policy | 

    Because of his photo with Putin, Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra asks Hungary's Ambassador for protection

    Metropolitan Pavlo (Lebed), Vicar of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, asks to protect him and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) from the pressure exerted by the State because of a photo with Vladimir Putin that he posted during the exhibition at the monastery, Religiyna Pravda reports citing trident-ua. Info.

  • 9 August 2018, 10:31 | Religion and policy | 

    Court issues permission to detain Yanukovych in the case of Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko)’s abduction

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv allowed for the detention of former President Viktor Yanukovych as a suspect in organizing the abduction of Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) to exert pressure on the late Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). This is stated in the court decision of July 31, Ukrainian News reported.

  • 8 August 2018, 15:28 | International relations | 

    Patriarch of UGCC reminds of Kremlin’s prisoners and calls not to forget war in Ukraine

    On August 7, the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church delivered a speech to the participants of the 136th Convention of the Knights of Columbus which involves representatives from different countries of the world.

  • 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.

  • 8 August 2018, 10:30 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Patriarch of the UGCC participated in Convention of the Knights of Columbus opening

    The 136th Convention of the Knights of Columbus began on August 7 in Baltimore city. The theme of this year's Convention is Knights of Columbus - Knights of Mercy. Patriarch Sviatoslav took part in the Mass on the occasion of the opening of the Convention which was led by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori. It was in Baltimore that the founder of Knights of Columbus, the righteous Fr. Michael J. McGivney was ordained to priesthood. It is reported by the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

  • 7 August 2018, 11:13 | Religion and policy | 

    LNR militants disrupt service in Protestant church, arrest pastors

    The militants of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic burst into an assembly of the Good News Church in Alchevsk (temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region) and arrested pastors. This was written by Fr Peter Dudnik on his Facebook page, according to DonPress.

  • 7 August 2018, 09:27 | UGCC | 

    UGCC head on pastoral visit to USA

    The visit of Patriarch Sviatoslav, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, to the United States began on August 6. The Hierarch will hold a series of important meetings in Baltimore, Stamford, Stockton, and Philadelphia. The visit will end on August 22, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 7 August 2018, 08:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    ROC responds to news about the meeting of Kirill and Bartholomew I

    The Russian Orthodox Church responded to the message of the Ecumenical Patriarchate regarding the upcoming meeting of its Head Bartholomew I with the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

  • 6 August 2018, 14:57 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Transfiguration is celebrated today according to Gregorian calendar, orthodox and greek-catholics remember sts Borys and Hlib

    The feast of Transfiguration is celebrated on August 6 by Christians who observe Gregorian calendar. This celebration dates back to IV century.

  • 6 August 2018, 10:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople confirms that Russian Patriarch Kirill will meet Patriarch Bartholomew

    The office of the Secretary General of the Holy Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate reported that the meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow would be held at the request of the latter.