UGCC News

Help stop war in Ukraine, aid children in need, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church issued a statement

RISU - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:04
Despite efforts the past three years, a “stable cease-fire” has never been achieved, “therefore, we ask international organizations to continue diplomatic approaches to stop the aggressor and end the war so that true peace can be reached,” he said in a written statement received by Catholic News Service February 22.
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Ukrainian chaplains pushed up together to support Ukrainian military

RISU - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:38
Ukrainian military chaplains of different denminations and religions have joined the world campaign “22 Push-ups challenge” in support of Ukrainian military – Fr Lubomyr Yavorsky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC of the Pastoral care for Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page.
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Protosyncellus of Crimea Exarchate made a visitation of parishes in Crimea

RISU - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 23:54
From 27 January to 6 February 2017, Dr. Andriy Tanasiichuk, protosyncellus of Odesa and Crimea Exarchate visited the parishes of the Crimean exarchate jointly with the local clergymen.
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Lviv city councilors approved the detailed plan of St. George Cathedral

RISU - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 05:24
On February 9, at the session of Lviv city council its members approved a detailed plan for renovation of St. George Cathedral with the reconstruction of the Pilgrimage of St. George, landscaping of Metropolitan gardens and proposals to determine the location of the monument to Metropolitan Andrey.
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Ukraine plans to mark the 125th anniversary of Patriarch Josyp Slipyj

RISU - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 02:09
As part of the year of Patriarch Josyp Slipyj in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine will mark the 125th birthday anniversary Patriarch Josyp Slipyj, according to the Information Department of the UGCC.
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Due to the high causality rate on the roads UGCC hierarchs urge the faithful to adhere to safety rules

RISU - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 04:05
The Synod of Bishops of the UGCC calls upon the clergy and faithful of the UGCC and all people of good will to follow the rules of road safety.
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Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to Nuncio: "We are grateful that in this difficult time the Holy Father is together with the suffering people of Ukraine."

RISU - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 01:27
You as his messenger attended even those places where our bishops can not get to accomplish their pastoral ministry [meaning territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions temporarily under control of Russia-backed militants, RISU]. To the parishes in Donetsk and Luhansk, over which we have a duty to care, a hand of the Church reached through your visit”, said the patriarch
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UGCC Patriarch led interfaith prayer for Christian Unity

RISU - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 02:18
Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav led an interfaith Prayer for Christian Unity, held on January 23, 2017 at the Church of St. Basil the Great in Kyiv, within the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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Chaplains held rehabilitation camp for ATO soldiers and their families

RISU - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:14
The second winter rehabilitation and recreation camp "Thank You" for the families of ATO soldiers that was held in the picturesque Carpathian lands during the Christmas period, on 13-20 January, has recently come to an end.
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Head of the UGCC will share the Christmas Eve with the internally displaced people

RISU - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 02:24
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.
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Head of the UGCC: our Church is discriminated in Odesa

RISU - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 04:30
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
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Religious freedom is unquestionable achievement of independent Ukraine - Myroslav Marynovych on the First of December Referendum

RISU - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:47
The vice-rector of UCU identified three main components, urging so many Ukrainians vote for independence on December 1, 1991.
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UGCC Patriarch conferred Honorable Distinctions of the Holy Martyr Omelian Kovch in Dnipro’s famous hospital

RISU - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 02:36
“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.
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Parliament has registered a resolution to mark Iosyp Slipyy’s anniversary nationwide

RISU - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 04:47
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.
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Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader outlined the position on Сhurch and family

RISU - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 01:57
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.
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Greek and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on the Holodomor Remembrance Day

RISU - Sat, 11/26/2016 - 06:20
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.
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Head of UGCC: “We are able to stay in the same trench with our fighters”

RISU - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 02:20
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.
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