On Christmas Eve, January 6, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk will share a holiday meal usually called a holy supper (свята вечеря) with the internally displaced people from Eastern Ukraine.
said the Patriarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) during the Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Odessa on December 11, 2016
The vice-rector of UCU identified three main components, urging so many Ukrainians vote for independence on December 1, 1991.
“We came here to this famous hospital, because there a special place and space where you serve and save the lives of our heroes, see the blood, suffering, tears,” the patriarch said.
A specially designed draft resolution was brought to Parliament’s consideration to worthily mark the 125th birthday anniversary of Iosyp Slipyy, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which falls on February 17, Zbruc reports.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Patriarch of the UGCC, spoke about church marriage and family in the latest issue of the TV project “Open Church” on Zhyve TV.
On November 25, Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine issued an appeal on the occasion of the Holodomor Remembrance Day, in which expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on these days of nation-wide remembrance and mourning for the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.
While in the area of ATO, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Head of the UGCC, visited one of the local military chapels existing from the beginning of war. The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community was welcomed by military chaplains and military-clad believers, the “People's Army” website reported on November 25.
The exhibits show a much wider period of the Armenian Church in Lviv. For example, there are Armenian manuscripts and printed books of XVII-XIX centuries
On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Pope Francis had a private audience with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Galician, head of the UGCC, who stayed in Rome these days, taking part in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The meeting of the historical and toponymical Commission of Odessa City Council, held on November 4, 2016, examined the appeal of NGO “Ukraine is me” on the establishment of a memorial sign – a symbol of destroyed churches and priests of Odessa shot by Communists.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop of Paris bishop Borys Gudziak on plenary meating infromed French as well as many other European and North African bishops present at the conference about the situation in Ukraine.
On November 2, Sarmat military base in Kramatorsk of Donetsk region hosted a meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.
The scholarly activities of the Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Bohdan Prach, are significant.
At the top of the Metropolitan Gardens at St. George Hill in Lviv, the pavement has been laid, plantations restored, lawns planted and watering arranged, according to the press service of the Lviv City Council.
Christian education aims to provide moral education based on higher values. Similar projects will be available not only at private institutions in case of the educational reform, which has already been adopted in the first reading in Parliament.
This position was outlined by Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav on October 28, 2016, during the 88 General Assembly of Catholic Education in Europe Committee (CEEC) in Ukraine.
It is with great sorrow that I learnt the news about the departure to our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal reward of the beloved man, father and grandfather - Mr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. On behalf of the Synod of Bishops from me personally I would like to convey condolences to all of you and assure you in my prayers in intention for the departed.
A two-volume edition “Patriarch Josyp Slipyj and belles lettres” was presented on October 24, 2016 in Volodymyr Hnatuyk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.