Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 19 September 2011, 10:26 | UGCC | 

    New Bishop of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Ordained

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), on September 18 ordained the Apostolic Administrator of the Buchach Eparchy of UGCC, Fr. Dmytro Hryhorak, eparch of Buchach.

  • 30 August 2011, 09:41 | Islam | 

    Crimean Muslims Celebrate Oraza-Bairam

    Today is the first day of the two main feasts in Islam, Id-al-Fitr. In the Crimea, where Ukraine’s largest Muslim community live, it is called Oraza-Bairam. In the morning, celebratory collective prayers began in all the mosques of the peninsular.

  • 29 August 2011, 18:03 | Religion and society | 

    Luhansk authorities prepare for Patriarch of Moscow's visit

    On September 15, at 9:30 a.m., at the Theatre Square in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow will celebrate a Divine Liturgy.

  • 17 August 2011, 15:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Memorial to Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish town defenders unveiled in Sataniv

    On 16 August, in the ancient settlement of Sataniv of Horodok District of Khmelnytskyi region, at the town’s medieval gate, a memorial sign “In memory of all the defenders of Sataniv” has been installed in honor of representatives of the three largest local communities.

  • 16 August 2011, 09:48 | Faith and weapon | 

    UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Organizes Pilgrimage for Military to Holy Land

    With the blessing of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Volodymyr, the Synodal Department of the UOC-MP on Cooperation with the Armed Forces and Other Military Formations of Ukraine is organizing a pilgrimage for officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the Holy Land to be held from September 25 to October 2 on the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

  • 29 July 2011, 09:29 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Three primates of Orthodox Churches celebrate Divine Liturgy in Kyiv to mark day of Baptism of Kyivan Rus

    On July 28, commemoration of the Holy Prince Volodymyr, Equal to the Apostles, and the 1023rd anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, and Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the square in front of the Holy Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv Cave Monastery.

  • 29 July 2011, 09:07 | National religious question | 

    Kyivan Patriarchate Holds Celebratory Events on Day of Baptism of Rus

    On 27-28 July, in Kyiv, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate held celebratory events and services on occasion of the Day of baptism of Rus-Ukraine and remembrance of Prince Volodymyr the Great.

  • 28 July 2011, 13:17 | UOC KP | 

    Synod of Kyivan Patriarchate Held in Kyiv

    On 27 July, in Kyiv, under the chairmanship of Patriarch Filaret, a regular session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate was held.

  • 27 July 2011, 10:57 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Lviv commemorates victims of Sknyliv tragedy

    Events to commemorate the victims of the Sknyliv air show disaster, which took the lives of 77 people, were held in Lviv on Wednesday.

  • 22 July 2011, 15:29 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC head calls on faithful to celebrate baptism of Rus’ and ‘to reconcile with brothers in faith’

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) in an address on the occasion of the St. Volodymyr’s Day and renewing baptismal vows called on the clergy, monks, and faithful of the church to take part in solemn services on July 28.

  • 27 June 2011, 09:09 | UGCC | view photo | view video | 

    40 thousand UGCC faithful in Lviv attend Divine Liturgy marking 10th anniversary of pope’s visit

    In Lviv, on June 26, close to 40 thousand faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) attended a Divine Liturgy marking the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

  • 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.

  • 20 June 2011, 12:08 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    John Paul II's relics to be taken to Kyiv

    The relics of Blessed Pope John Paul II will be taken to Kyiv on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his visit to Ukraine, the Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine newspaper writes on its Web site.

  • 24 May 2011, 17:38 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Lviv Cadets Participate in 53rd International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The 53rd international military Pilgrimage to Lourdes was conducted on 20-23 May under the motto “United in the Lord and prayer,” reported the Information Department of UGCC.

  • 16 May 2011, 08:58 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Bicycle Pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia Held

    In the Ternopil Oblast, a two-day bicycle pilgrimage to the Marian Spiritual Center in the village of Zarvanytsia was held.

  • 7 May 2011, 17:48 | Announcements | 

    Events to Remember Victims of WWII to Be Held in Lviv

    On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of WWII Victims, on May 8-9, the Committee “Justice and Peace” of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will organize the sixth annual event to reconcile people, generations and nations, and to remember the dead in Lviv.

  • 1 May 2011, 12:09 | Vatican | 

    Street performance 'Job' in Lviv on the day of beatification of John Paul II

    The Lviv Archeparchy in cooperation with Lviv city administration invites all residents of Lviv as well as guests of the city to a street performance titled 'Job,' which will performed by the Lviv spiritual theater “Voskresinnia” (Resurrection).

  • 30 April 2011, 10:18 | Catholics | 

    Beatification of John Paul II to be broadcast on First National TV Channel

    The divine service on the occasion of the beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, will be broadcast live on the First National Channel, reports the website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 29 April 2011, 09:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Pilgrims Start Out For Vatican

    A group of pilgrims of the Odesa-Simferopol Eparchy of the Roman Catholic Church has started out for the Vatican to attend the celebratory events on occasion of the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

  • 11 April 2011, 15:56 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Catholics to attend beatification of Pope John Paul II in Vatican

    Dozens of Ukrainian pilgrims intend to participate in the events connected with the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1-2 in the Vatican. The pilgrimage is a chance for participants to learning more about the outstanding pope and experiencing unity with the whole Catholic Church during the beatification.