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04. Dezember 2017
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called to put an end to the war and aggression in eastern Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the 84th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine. “While prayerfully commemorating the atrocity of famine, we would also like to make a prayerful appeal to all people of goodwill for the cessation of the war, aggression and ongoing violence in Ukraine, as well as to underscore the importance of respecting h...
23. November 2017
In der Ukraine wird ab sofort neben dem orthodoxen Weihnachtstag (7. Januar) auch der westliche Weihnachtstag zu einem arbeitsfreien Feiertag. Das ukrainische Parlament hat den 25. Dezember zu einem offiziellen Feiertag erklärt. Eine große Mehrheit der Abgeordneten (238) stimmte für die Änderung im Arbeitsgesetz, nur 7 Parlamentarier waren dagegen. Zugleich wurde die Abschaffung des bisherigen Feiertags am 2. Mai beschlossen, der 1. Mai hingegen bleibt bestehen. Der neue Feiertag soll laut de...
23. November 2017
Bukovyna is getting ready to a historical event: November 18, the installation of the first bishop of a newly formed eparchy of Chernivtsi, Josaphat Moshchych, is being held. Friday, November 10 he firstly met with journalists. Bishop told about himself, shared some of his plans and how Chernivtsi is getting ready to meet Head of UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav. It’s going to be the first official visit of the Major Archbishop to Bukovyna, as the eparchy, for the first time in 200 of UGCC exist...
08. November 2017
Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has said that the UGCC already starts talking about the need for Ukrainian-Russian reconciliation despite the war between Ukraine and the Russian Federation and almost daily victims in the east. He pointed out that this process will be difficult, because Russia still “does not recognize Ukraine as a party” to a possible dialogue. This was reported by the Voice of America. “Ukrainian society is not yet ready to ...
08. November 2017
His Eminence Andriy (Sapelyak), bishop emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, died on November 6 at the age of 98. According to the UGCC Department of Information, the funeral service will be further announced. Bishop Andriy Sapelyak was born on January 13, 1919 in the village of Ryshkova Volya, Yaroslavl district. He was the first child in the Ukrainian peasant family of Mikhaylo Sapelyak and Agafia Yarosh. After graduating from the Przemysl high school Andriy joined the congregat...
25. Oktober 2017
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations delegated its representatives to the sessions of the Parliamentary Committee, which considered the draft of the law "On prevention and counteraction of domestic violence”. During the meeting, representatives of the Council of Churches supported the draft of the Bill No. 5294, reports the Institute of Religious Freedom. As a result of the discussion, the Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism recommended the parli...
25. Oktober 2017
The Secretariat of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations is drafting a memorandum on the interaction with the Conference of European Churches. The representatives of Ukrainian denominations discussed this issue during a meeting on October 18, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed Tamim, Chairman of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, the Institute of Religious Freedom report. Earlier the AUCCRO already appealed to foreign inter-church associations ...
25. Oktober 2017
As part of the plenary session of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, held in these days in the Vatican, Patriarch Sviatoslav delivered a presentation on the ecumenical mission of the Eastern Catholic Churches. “The experience of the last two centuries clearly shows that in restoring the unity or communion of the Churches, Christians have fallen into two categories: those who seek unity and those who oppose it,” the Head of the UGCC stressed, summarizing up his appeal to the participa...
12. Oktober 2017
Obwohl die Ukraine mehrheitlich orthodox ist, wird auch dort das Reformationsjubiläum gefeiert. So organisierte die Universität von Odessa Ende September eine Konferenz zum Thema „Reformation und die moderne Welt (Philosophie, Theologie, Wissenschaft)“. Die Teilnehmer diskutierten dabei über interkonfessionellen Dialog, Toleranz, Ökumene, das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Religion, den Einfluss der Reformation auf die moderne Gesellschaft und die Teilnahme religiöser Organisationen am Trans...