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23 November 2016, 13:39 | Religious-digest |
15 August 2016, 13:10 | Religious-digest |
In the late eighteenth century, as a result of numerous wars with Turkey, Russia gained access to the Black Sea and gained a foothold on its northern shores.
10 March 2014, 11:11 | Religious-digest |
As the international crisis over Crimea’s status escalates, the fate of the Crimean Tatars has been nearly absent from the discussion. The West has essentially accepted a manipulation of history: According to the Russian narrative, Crimea is a traditional Russian territory with an overwhelming Russian population, whimsically transferred to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev in 1954.
21 August 2012, 16:10 | Religious-digest |
Confusion characterizes Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine. Not one but three groups claim legitimacy as the national church of the predominantly Eastern Christian country.
9 July 2012, 19:32 | Religious-digest |
I think in modern Western society there are a plurality of faiths and that these have very profound effects, but they are not, not by being the understanding by which everybody it is, because that’s not the case, there is no single understanding, but in our democracies we have these basic principles, and we have to have people who really believe in them and hold to them.
26 January 2012, 13:05 | Religious-digest |
January 23, 2012 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that removed many state and federal restrictions on abortion.
23 January 2012, 11:10 | Society-digest |
International Ukrainian Catholic bishops coming to Manitoba for synod
23 November 2011, 17:37 | Religious-digest |
Thanksgiving Day is a truly great American holiday. It commemorates a series of events which took place in the 17th Century. It was on December 11, 1620 that the Pilgrims set ground on Plymouth Rock.
23 November 2011, 17:09 | Religious studies |
A Review of Trends in Contemporary Islam in the Crimea
25 July 2011, 16:19 | Religious-digest |
Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Olga was the spouse of the Kiev GreatPrince Igor. The struggle of Christianity with paganism under Igor and Olga, who reigned after Oleg (+ 912), entered into a new phase.
6 June 2011, 13:32 | Religious-digest |
A Jewish wedding underway in Dnepropetrovsk is uniting two families whose patriarchs were once considered dissidents by the very government that now embraces the religious revival taking place throughout Ukraine’s third-largest city.
11 February 2011, 15:14 | Religious-digest |
The Ukrainian Church is the largest of the eastern rite Churches in union with Rome. They number five million faithful. At the beatification process of the martyr Saint Josaphat, born in Volodymyr (Ukraine) in 1643, whom we must remember is the Church’s official patron saint of unity, Pope Urban VIII uttered these prophetic words: “Oh my Ukrainians, I look to you to convert the East.”
9 February 2011, 16:04 | Religious-digest |
There’s been encouraging — sometimes tantalizing — news in recent years about the growing potential for Catholic-Orthodox unification. Pope Benedict XVI is said to be viewed more favorably by the Orthodox than his predecessor. The Catholic Archbishop of Moscow exclaimed in 2009 that unity with the Orthodox could be achieved “within months.” And the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a document last October that envisions practical steps each Church can begin taking to begin the process of reunification.
25 January 2011, 11:37 | Religious-digest |
21 January 2011, 13:36 | Religious-digest |
Chernigov, Ukraine – situated north of Kiev on the Desna River – has spent the last several weeks buried under a thick blanket of fresh winter snow, its streets slick with ice, freezing temperatures and blustery winds rouging the bare cheeks of bundled-up city-dwellers.
17 January 2011, 18:17 | Religious-digest |
January 19 (which is January 6 on the Julian Calendar), the Feast of Theophany, marks the 61st anniversary of the repose of a Ukrainian saint of modern times, the Venerable Lavrentiy of Chernihiv. During my visit to Chernihiv in the summer of 2006 I had heard of this remarkable man who kept the Faith as a Monk in the some of the most difficult days that the people of Ukraine have ever known. He is much revered in this district of Ukraine which has given the Church many Saints.
13 January 2011, 13:19 | Religious-digest |
The celebration of Malanka is a Ukrainian folk holiday taking place on or around January 13th, which is New Year's Eve in accordance with the Julian calendar. Malanka, also known as Schedryi Vechir ("Generous Eve") marks the end of the Christmas festivities, comprised of the 12 days of Christmas, and is often the last opportunity for revelry before the solemn period of Lent that leads up to Easter.
12 January 2011, 14:13 | Religious-digest |
Helping icons live again is all in a day’s work for restorers at The Andrey Sheptytsky Lviv National Museum. Considered some of the best icon restorers in the world, this group of 40 dedicated individuals has tackled difficult projects. Overall, the museum has some 4,000 icons, which have been collected over several decades. Some of them are currently on tour in the United States.
10 December 2010, 13:04 | Religious-digest |
The eight-day Hebrew holiday is often confused with Jewish New Year, as it usually occurs in winter. In practice though, Hanukkah has nothing to do with the new calendar and doesn’t require presents. Often called the Festival of Lights, it comes from the battle for the Jewish temple between the Syrian-Greek soldiers and the Jewish army in the second century BC.
1 December 2010, 12:58 | Religious-digest |
The theme of the conference was the legacy of three major Orthodox figures – the patron of the conference, St. Gregory Peradze, fr. George Klinger and metropolitan Dionysius (Waledy?ski).