UGCC News

Pope Invokes “Peace” for Ukraine

RISU - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:40
“I continue to invoke from the Lord peace for the dear Ukrainian land,” assured Pope Francis at the General Audience of May 24, 2017.
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UGCC Patriarch led celebrations of 400th anniversary of restoring Basilian Order

RISU - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:10
400 years ago, the renaissance of the Basilian Order was undoubtedly the state and nation-creating force that always shone the way of our people, perhaps in the deepest darkness of our historical existence. This was stated by Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav on May 21, 2017 during a pilgrimage to the monastery of St. Nicholas in Krekhiv.
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UGCC to ask other countries protect Patriarchal Cathedral from destruction

RISU - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:41
We again emphasize that our position stems from a desire to protect the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, which was built by Greek Catholics donating their money around the world, from the negative impact and damage, the cause of which is the incompliance with the regulations in the construction business.
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Head of UGCC to lead a prayer for Ukraine in Italy

RISU - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 05:17
Patriarch will visit the grave of the servant of God Maria Teresa Carloni in Urbania, who was closely related to Patriarch Iosyp Slipyy during his Siberian imprisonment and after his release.
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Ukrainian Catholic bishops of Canada and USA meet in Glen Cove, NY

RISU - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:55
The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA held their annual meeting from May 2nd thru May 4th, 2017 in the Library Building of the Ukrainian Catholic Basilian Fathers at St. Josaphat Monastery located in Glen Cove, NY.
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Military chaplain granted the right to wear marine black beret

RISU - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:11
As Andriy Zelinskyy told RISU, the participants of tests were more than 100 people. The formal requirements for berets are: 1) 6 months’ service in the Marine Corps of Ukraine; 2) appropriate behavior; 3) commander’s decision; 4) passing the obstacle course and 5) taking the oath of Marines.
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UGCC priest launched a sports flash mob to promote healthy lifestyles

RISU - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 03:32
Fr Ivan Danchevskyy, a priest of the UGCC, initiated a sport flash mob on Facebook. He stated in his network a video workout in the gym and urged other priests and faithful to engage in sports and promote healthy lifestyles.
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70th anniversary of Operation Vistula, UGCC Bishops in Poland ask to pray and light candles on April 28

RISU - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:57
This was stated in the Message of the hierarchs of the UGCC in Poland to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Operation Vistula, as reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.
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UGCC Environment Bureau holds exhibition of children’s drawings in Vienna

RISU - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 05:53
On April 24-28, Vienna (Hall of the Catholic student youth, Ebendorferstraße 8) hosts an exhibition of children's drawings of All-Ukrainian competition “Chornobyl disaster 30 years later - what next?”
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UGCC Patriarch outlines four steps to Russian-Ukrainian reconciliation

RISU - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:24
Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of the UGCC said that currently Ukrainian reconciliation with the Russians is impossible because of the war. But talking about peace, seeking for it, praying is never too early.
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New bishop of the eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church appointed

RISU - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:22
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainians (United States of America) His Excellency Msgr. Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., transferring him from the titular see of Germaniciana and the office of auxiliary of the archieparchy of Lviv of the Ukrainians.
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Heads of Ukrainian Churches offer Easter greetings

RISU - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 02:49
On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.
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UGCC Patriarch condoles Coptic Christians in connection with terrorist attacks

RISU - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 02:34
“Our hearts embrace the wounded, the bereaved families, priests and laity of the Coptic Church in Egypt and abroad. Let the blood of innocently killed become the seed of faith in this week, leading us to the Resurrection. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, “who rose from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life,” illuminate with the everlasting light the victims, give peace to the Church, shelter Your Holiness, your brothers in the episcopate, the priests, consecrated persons and all the faithful and enlighten our hearts with his hope and charity,” Patriarch Sviatoslav said.
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Exhibition about Josyph Slipyy’s life open at Ukrainian Parliament

RISU - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:07
On Tuesday, April 11, the exhibition devoted to the life and ministry of Patriarch Josyp Slipyy of the UGCC entitled “Patriarch Josyph Slipyy: Be yourself” was opened in the sidelines of the Ukrainian Parliament.
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Head of the UGCC makes a first visit to Poltava

RISU - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 08:11
On the feast of the Annunciation, April 7, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), the Head of the UGCC, visited Poltava. The purpose of his visit was to bless a land plot for a new church and meet with the faithful.
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The Council of Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of UAOC (renewed) officially confirmed to the Vatican its intend to integrate with the UGCC

RISU - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 02:03
On April 5, 2017, exactly a quarter century after the first Council of the renewed Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of UAOC, the 27th Council was held in St. Demetrius Church of Kharkiv. The Council was attended by 32 delegates (12 priests and 20 lay people). Head of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav was attending and participated in the discussion.
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40th anniversary of His Beatitude Lubomyr’s (Husar) ordination marked at Patriarchal Cathedral

RISU - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 02:16
On April 2, 2017, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church held a solemn liturgy to mark the 40th anniversary of episcopal ordination of Archbishop Emeritus Lubomyr (Husar) at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection. It was reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.
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Pope receives Canadian Bishops in ad limina audience. Among them Greek Catholics

RISU - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:56
Four Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishops (Edmonton, New Westminster, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg)met with pope Francis in a context of ad limina Apostolorum visit of the Canadian bishops
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