Category: Patriarchate News

The Head of UGCC: the coronavirus pandemic is a radical call of God to people: stop waging wars against each other

The Head of UGCC: the coronavirus pandemic is a radical call of God to people: stop waging wars against each other

You can hear a lot if you listen to God and try to understand how a person can build a new culture and civilization in a new way. The key to building a “new world” is the commandment of love, which renews those who practice it and who live by it. This request was made […]

Sonia Koshkina will be the interlocutor of His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the next “Open Church” program

Sonia Koshkina will be the interlocutor of His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the next “Open Church” program

On May 15, 2020, at 4 pm, please watch the live stream of the program “Open Church” with His Beatitude Sviatoslav live. The interviewer will be the editor-in-chief of the online publication “Livyj Bereh” Sonia Koshkina. During the broadcast, the speakers will talk about important issues of today: the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the […]

Head of the UGCC on Mother’s Day: Mother is a word that inspires in everyone optimism and hope

Head of the UGCC on Mother’s Day: Mother is a word that inspires in everyone optimism and hope

His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, greeted Ukrainian mothers on Mother’s Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Ukraine on the second Sunday in May. “Mom is a special person for each of us.  First of all, the mystery of motherhood is connected with the beginning of human life.  Mother, […]

Metropolitan Epifaniy congratulated Head of the UGCC on his 50th birthday anniversary expressing hope for development of mutual relations between OCU and UGCC

Metropolitan Epifaniy congratulated Head of the UGCC on his 50th birthday anniversary expressing hope for development of mutual relations between OCU and UGCC

Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv Orthodox Church and All Ukraine congratulated Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav on his 50th birthday anniversary. “With a sense of brotherly love and joy in the Resurrected Christ I am expressing my cordial greetings on behalf of Your 50th birthday anniversary! An age You reached today carries […]

Interesting facts about the Shroud of Turin. How did the Lord’s Face get into our temples and what do the scholars say about it?

Interesting facts about the Shroud of Turin. How did the Lord’s Face get into our temples and what do the scholars say about it?

We are all used to the fact that the shroud of Jesus Christ is an integral “attribute” on the way to the resurrection Sunday. The tradition of worshiping the Savior’s hands-on image has become so sacred that few would have guessed it was not always the case. Shroud kissing on Good Friday turned into a whole rite […]

His Beatitude Sviatoslav: I ask God to help fulfill the mission entrusted to me, leaving nothing to myself

His Beatitude Sviatoslav: I ask God to help fulfill the mission entrusted to me, leaving nothing to myself

In an exclusive interview for “Zhyve Television,” His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of the UGCC, shared his thoughts on the past years and expressed hope for the future. The patriarch recalls the past with gratitude and in the ministry of the Head of the Church he sees an opportunity to repay those gifts that […]

His Beatitude Sviatoslav: We learn in our spiritual life to distinguish the main from the secondary

His Beatitude Sviatoslav: We learn in our spiritual life to distinguish the main from the secondary

Today, the light of God’s word and our faith tell us that even when we lose something, we get something new in return. This was the opinion expressed by Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav during a program of Radio Maria. The Primate recalled the apostles who had experienced […]

UGCC Head on Easter: These empty temples make our proclamation of faith in the risen Christ even louder

UGCC Head on Easter: These empty temples make our proclamation of faith in the risen Christ even louder

The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ is the greatest feast in the Church. The Primate says that the Resurrection of Christ raises a man from all his infirmities, gives light, joy, brings peace. “Listening to the story of the Resurrection of Christ, we find striking parallels with how we are celebrating Easter this year.  […]

During a quarantine an urge of socializing is increasing, yet we cannot transmit a life of Church in a complete online format, – Head of the UGCC

During a quarantine an urge of socializing is increasing, yet we cannot transmit a life of Church in a complete online format, – Head of the UGCC

Our believers have never communicated with their priests so actively. Apart from using smartphones they switched to Zoom, Viber, Facebook, Instagram, all those means which have recently become popular. An idea shared by His Beatitude Sviatoslav in his comment to an April number of program “An Open Church” how Church is going to fight for […]

Head of the UGCC: Let us not resort to apocalyptic thinking. It is detrimental to our health!

Head of the UGCC: Let us not resort to apocalyptic thinking. It is detrimental to our health!

One should not fear that some period of our global culture is ending. I would not advise fostering apocalyptic moods as it is very damaging to your health. The Lord God is always an ally of human health. This opinion was expressed by Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav […]