Major Religions

Lutheranism is a traditional Protestant denomination in Ukraine, known since the mid-sixteenth century in Volhyn, Halychyna, Kyiv, Podillia and Pobuzhzha. Certain members of the Ukrainian gentry (the Radzyvil family) were Lutherans. The possibility of a union with Ukrainian Orthodox Christians was discussed at one point. However, historical facts and the efforts of Catholic religious orders, in particular the Jesuits, led to the almost complete disappearance of Ukrainian Lutheran communities.