“We want to start dreaming what we want to see our Church like in these areas for five or ten years. For it depends a lot what we will be working on,” said the head of the Church.

The solemn celebration will take place on July 28, 2018, in the Metropolia center of the UOC-USA on the day of remembrance of the Holy and Equal to the Apostles Prince Volodymyr.


When: September 28, 2017, Thursday, 7:30 PM

Where: 709 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University

Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and lead the post-screening discussion. In Ukrainian with English subtitles. Free & open to public.

Dr Al Ajmi said that the discovery at Mount Athos, an ancient sacred place chosen as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in 1988, was crucial to understand the history of Arabs and Muslims in the region.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto (left) has said that the consequences for Kyiv would be painful after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (right) signed the measure making Ukrainian the required language of study in state schools from fifth grade. 


Hasidic Jews from around the world transformed the central Ukrainian city of Uman into a giant street party to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The festive mood was marred by an explosion which injured two Israeli pilgrims on September 21. The reason for the blast was not immediately clear. Followers of the Breslov Hasidic movement come to Uman every year to pray at the grave of the movement's founder, Reb Nachman, who died there in 1810.


 (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)


The tradition began in the early 19th century in Breslov, ultimately moving to Uman. Nachman was all about Rosh Hashanah. For him, the holiday was “greater than everything. [It was his] whole mission.”


In addition to Ukrainians, Nick Vujcic’s performance was seen and heard by millions of people in 26 countries of the world due to a live broadcast of Nadiya TV channel. The translation was made into 9 languages, including sign language.

Anti-Moscow Patriarchate activists demonstrate at the Holy Ascension Cathedral of St. Elizabeth monastery, located in Nova Balashivka


The Russian rulers, the mufti suggests, “would like to reduce Islam to the level of everyday religiosity and subordinate the entire religious hierarchy, structure, and preaching to the goals of the state.”  There is little chance they will succeed with Muslims in occupied Crimea; but they are unfortunately likely to try. 


Photo: Said Ismagilov, the mufti of the Umma Muslim Spiritual Directorate (MSD) of Ukraine


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