Faith and weapon

  • 11 March 2020, 12:32 | Faith and weapon | 

    UGCC Chaplains blessed the vehicles for Military Law Enforcement

    On March 6, Head of the center for Military Chaplaincy of the Archdiocese of Lviv of the UGCC Fr Taras Mykhalchuk and chaplain of the military law enforcement service Fr Vsevolod Semenenko blessed the official vehicles that the government of Canada transfers to the military law enforcement service of the Armed forces of Ukraine as part of cooperation.

  • 11 March 2020, 09:09 | Faith and weapon | 

    Unique “dental” and educational Church for military operates near the front line

    On March 10, Lviv was told about the opening of the only interfaith center for the military in Ukraine – the Church of St. Anna. The Church was built 18 km from the front line, near the village of Karlivka, Donetsk region.

  • 16 November 2019, 18:02 | Faith and weapon | 

    National police to set chaplaincy service

    Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced the establishment of a military clergy service as part of the National Police.

  • 29 August 2019, 12:22 | Faith and weapon | 

    Prayer for deceased defenders of Ukraine held in Lviv garrison church and in Kyiv

    August 29 is the day of remembrance of the defenders of Ukraine who died in the struggle for its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. In memory of all the defenders of Ukraine, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the garrison Church of Sts Peter and Paul. For five years of the war with Russia, this church saw 93 funerals of heroes of Ukraine.

  • 15 August 2019, 11:37 | Faith and weapon | 

    Appeasement of the aggressor fuels his appetite, - Patriarch of the UGCC Sviatoslav

    Peace must be just and real, not an imitation. Patriarch Sviatoslav, the Head of the UGCC, has told about it in his interview to, the Ukrainian media. The opinion of First Hierarch is particularly relevant today, when, despite the fact that a ceasefire was declared on July 21, the enemy in the East attacks Ukrainian positions again, using prohibited weapons, Ukrainian soldiers die again.

  • 28 June 2019, 11:27 | Faith and weapon | 

    UGCC Head: If peace means agreeing to aggressor’s terms, it is not peace, but capitulation

    We have paid a high price for our freedom, for the right to be ourselves, so the war cannot end with peace at any price.

  • 7 June 2019, 11:43 | Faith and weapon | 

    Ukrainian Parliament passes bill on military chaplaincy

    At the plenary session on Thursday, June 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading Bill No.10244-1 on military chaplaincy. 227 MPs voted for the respective decision, Cerkvarium reports.

  • 2 June 2019, 21:44 | UGCC | view photo | 

    A Unique Icon Exhibit from Ukraine “Icons on Ammo Boxes” Opened in the main temple of the UGCC in the USA

    The week-long exhibit is one of the many events inaugurating the episcopal ministry of the new metropolitan-archbishop of Philadelphia Borys Gudziak, who will be enthroned Tuesday, June 4.

  • 29 May 2019, 12:03 | Faith and weapon | 

    Dutch delegation on chaplaincy arrives in Lviv to share experience

    A delegation on chaplaincy from the Netherlands arrived in Lviv on May 27. In Lviv, the delegation will stay for three days. During this time, the military chaplaincy experts will visit the Ukrainian Catholic University, the Lviv Spiritual Seminary of the Holy Spirit of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Garrison Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at the Lviv City Council. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science.

  • 23 May 2019, 11:57 | Faith and weapon | 

    Pope greets military pilgrims from Ukraine

    On May 22, 2019, a general papal audience took place on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, which was attended by servicemen of the Armed Forces and students of higher military educational institutions of Ukraine. Pope Francis greeted the Ukrainian military delegation and wished peace for Ukraine.

  • 29 April 2019, 09:27 | Faith and weapon | 

    Occupiers opened fire three times at Easter

    In the past few days, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the cease-fire regime three times, two of them with the use of a 82 mm mortar, banned by the Minsk agreements.

  • 26 April 2019, 08:38 | Faith and weapon | 

    Head of UGCC blessed over three thousand pieces of Easter bread for Ukrainian soldiers

    On Thursday, April 25, Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sanctified more than three thousand pieces of Easter bread for the Ukrainian military in the East of Ukraine, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv. They will be handed over to the soldiers by chaplains, who will visit Donbas in the next few days.

  • 25 April 2019, 16:43 | Faith and weapon | 

    Military chaplains of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, USA and Canada met in Lviv

    In particular, soon it is planned to hold a joint bicycle pilgrimage for service people of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, USA and Canada.

  • 24 April 2019, 10:44 | Faith and weapon | 

    OCU Primate calls on MPs to pass military chaplaincy bill

  • 17 April 2019, 11:49 | Faith and weapon | 

    Patriarch of UGCC met with military chaplains for US troops in Europe

    On April 16, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with the delegation of military chaplains of the US Armed Forces in Europe led by the Chaplain of the 7th Army of the United States, Timothy Malard. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 17 April 2019, 11:11 | Faith and weapon | 

    Primate of OCU to US chaplain of 7th Army: our Church will always support defenders of Homeland

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine met with the chaplain of the 7th Army of the United States in Europe, Timothy Mallard. This is reported by the website of the OCU.

  • 1 April 2019, 12:04 | Faith and weapon | 

    They did not call Ukraine a “prostitute”, famous chaplain addresses Ukrainians

    A video appeal by chaplain Fr. Dmytro Povorotnyy (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) to all Ukrainians was published on Facebook.

  • 15 March 2019, 09:44 | Faith and weapon | 

    Only true love gives birth to heroes, Patrairch of UGCC speaks about volunteers

    The volunteer movement is nothing but active love. Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said this congratulating the participants of the expanded meeting of the Coordinating Council of Volunteers of the National Forum ‘Transformation of Ukraine’ on the Day of Ukrainian Volunteers, the UGCC Information Department reports.

  • 25 February 2019, 10:33 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukraine withstood and protects state sovereignty thanks to the army and our chaplains - President

    During the working trip to Lviv region, President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko visited the Greek Catholic temple - the Cathedral of Saint Josaphat in Chervonohrad.

  • 12 November 2018, 15:26 | Faith and weapon | 

    A UGCC chaplain receives Presidential award

    A UGCC priest Mykhailo Dzyuba is the administrator of the church of the Holy Entrance to the Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Nyzhny Verbizh. From the beginning of the confrontation on the Independence Square (Maidan) and during the time of the Revolution of Dignity, the priest did not stand aside, reports the Department of Information of the UGCC.