UGCC News

Canadian sponsors express concern about the destruction of the main Greek Catholic temple in Kyiv

RISU - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:03
May 17, in the representative office of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Chairman of the supervisory board of the construction division at the Patriarchal Cathedral Church Bishop Iosyp (Milian) met with the head of the Canadian-Ukrainian foundation Victor Getmanchuk.
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Members of the working group discussed areas of development of UGCC in Lviv

RISU - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 01:09
On May 15-16, 2015 members of the Working Group on Implementation of the Strategy 2020 pondered over the implementation of the priority areas of development of the UGCC in 2013-2015 under the program “Live parish is a place to meet the living Christ.”
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UGCC head explained Europeans why they are not to be afraid to invest in Ukraine

RISU - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:41
Investing in Ukraine is both possible and necessary today. Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav said this on May 14, speaking at the International Investment Conference “New Ukraine 2015” in Kyiv.
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UGCC head’s pastoral visit to Church of France begins

RISU - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:52
Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav came to the French capital with pastoral visit that will last until 11 May.
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UGCC patriarch: "The victory over evil 70 years ago is now used for neo-Soviet mythology"

RISU - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:39
"Victory over evil,”believes the Primate of the Church,“that involved the whole international community, is used to construct a neo-Soviet myth, which generates a new war, and the Ukrainian nation becomes its new victim.”
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Ukrainian Greek Catholics open a children orphanage in Poltava region

RISU - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:36
On 2-3 May, the celebrations were held to mark the consecration of children orphanage in the village of Demenky, Kobelyatsky district, Poltava region. The celebration began on Saturday after the evening, headed by Bishop Stephen (Menyok), Donetsk Exarchate of the UGCC.
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KHARKIV UAOC BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTS THE DIALOGUE WITH THE UGCC

RISU - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:41
Kharkiv Regional Brotherhood of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called supports the intention of Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko) to establish Eucharistic unity of Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy with the UGCC, as reported in their statement.
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GOVERNMENT APPROVES PLAN FOR METROPOLITAN SHEPTYTSKYY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

RISU - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:32
Government has set up the Organizing Committee for preparation and celebration of the 150th anniversary of Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Andrey Sheptytskyy and approved the Action Plan
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The UGCC Patriarchal Cathedral went cracked due to construction at Mykilska Slobidka

RISU - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:26
“The cracks have appeared at the beginning of construction, i.e. when the construction site was developed. I think they will appear again on the completion of construction. The floor with Greek marble, which is an integral part of the decoration, got cracked,” said Bukatyuk.
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Ternopil scholars analyzed heritage of Sheptytskyy and Slipyy

RISU - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:02
Therefore, the reports that have not been directly related to the theme, were projected onto the life of two prominent heads of the Greek Catholic Church of the twentieth century, their activities and the importance of their heritage. Overall, the conference had more than 60 speakers.
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Orthodox believers are leaving Moscow Patriarchate for UGCC in Estonia

RISU - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 03:49
Parishioners of the Estonian churches of the Moscow Patriarchate are leaving for the UGCC, away from the Kremlin propaganda.
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Getting rid of paternalism is a prerequisite of the one Local Orthodox Church, UGCC head

RISU - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:32
“That's why we, on the one hand, work and pray for unity between churches and on the other hand we declare the need for freedom of the Church and partnerships with our Ukrainian state,” said the patriarch.
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Regular interfaith prayer for peace and for the victims among Christians held in Kyiv

RISU - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:05
Traditional Prayer for Peace, initiated by the Community of Sant'Egidio was held on 8 April in the capital Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Alexander. The prayer service was attended by clergy of the Roman, Greek Catholic and Lutheran churches, and faithful of various denominations.
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Church Leaders' Easter Messages to Ukrainians

RISU - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 05:39
Almost in every greeting the spiritual leaders mentioned war and encourage people that the Lord must grant us victory.
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ATO Soldiers have built a dugout chapel

RISU - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:58
A Greek Catholic Studite priest, Fr Orest (Salo) came up with the idea to build a chapel. The chaplain’s idea was brought in life by fighter Stepаn Babunych. He comes from Turka district, Lviv region, before the war he had worked with wood, so he led the entire construction process here.
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Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for a truce during the Easter holidays

RISU - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 02:07
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) supported the call of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine to declare a truce for the Easter holidays.
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UCU Student Fraternity invites youth from eastern and southern Ukraine for Easter

RISU - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:03
For the fifth consecutive year the UCU student fraternity invites guests from other regions in Ukraine to celebrate Easter together. This year the project will take place from April 10-13.
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Roman Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday in the main UGCC cathedral of Donbas

RISU - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:27
Roman Catholics of Donetsk celebrated Palm Sunday in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the UGCC on March 29, 2015 informspress service of the UGCC Donetsk Exarchate.
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