PASTORAL LETTER on the occasion of the proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church


   Dearly Beloved in Christ! Together with the Universal Church we are entering into a time of special grace -The Holy Year, which, according to the will of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, will last from 8th. December 2015 to 26th November 2016.
This year, which is also called an Extraordinary Jubilee Year, has been dedicated by the Pope to God's mercy.

Did You Know? 13 Facts From Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s Life


   From the discourse given by Bishop Borys Gudziak for the opening ceremony of the Summer School of 2015 "Social Thought of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky" in the Ukrainian Catholic University.

The monument to Metropolitan Andrey will be brought to Ivano-Frankivsk soon

   The sculpture of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyi, the main element of the future monument to the glorious figure of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will be brought to Ivano-Frankivsk on 20 August. This was told by Deputy Director of the Department of Architecture and Urban Development Svitlana Losyuk during weekly operational meeting with the mayor.

Deacon Kašparů: The family in Babylonian Europe


   Prague (Czech Republic), 5 June 2015 – “If, on the one hand current families are disintegrating, on the other hand it is almost impossible now to form new families. The modern era has overcome all problems of distance without actually creating any closeness”, are the words with which Deacon Jaroslav Max Kašparů, psychiatrist and well-known lecturer, today opened the meeting of the Greek Eastern Catholic bishops in Europe being held in Prague (Czech Republic) until Sunday 7 June.

The Head of the UGCC met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine

On 28th of May, at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, took place a presentation of the historical Bishop’s breviary and missal of Ivan Boyarsky, the scribe dated from the XVII century, year 1632.
The Head of the UGCC expressed His condolences on the death of Sister Theodosia. "Chaplain – is a visible sign of God's power and grace for the military..." - the Head of the UGCC

UGCC Head on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: “The Church invites all to approach the Cross as the source of truth and life”


   The Church invites all of its children not only to worship the Cross but also to approach it as a source of truth and life.
The Father and the Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) stated this during the Pontifical Dicine Liturgy in UGCC Church of St. Andrew in Sidney (Australia).

UGCC bishops urge the faithful to continue fasting and to continually pray for peace in Ukraine


   “Our Christian conscience tells us … that we do not have the right to let our hands down. We should continue in praying and fasting. In this complicated time for our country, we beseech the Almighty for victory over the machinations of an outside aggressor and for peace on our land,” write the members of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC Kyiv-Halych Major Archbishopric in their “Appeal to the faithful and all people of goodwill” to continue on-going praying and fasting for peace in Ukraine.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav equated the priests of the UGCC in Crimea with the brave ukrainian soldiers


   The Head of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) appealed to the clergy of the Odesa and Crimean Exarchates of the UGCC. “I know that you and your people are experiencing various disadvantages and pressures,” he writes in his letter to the clergy...

UGCC Head - Yanukovych: “We are, were, and will be with our people”


   The Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), described the meeting of the members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) with President Yanukovych.

"Preaching of Peace is especially needed where a threat to peace is possible" - the Head of UGCC


   People in the square turned to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and other churches asking to be with them and pray together. Indeed, at a time when the lack of dialogue between the government and the citizens who believe in God feel a special need to strengthen the prayer for peace and tranquility in our country, the cessation of violence and trampling the dignity and the constitutional rights of the citizens of Ukraine.

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