Year 2006 - year of child's spiritual world
Year 2006 was announced to be the Year of child's
spiritual world protection, to activate and unite efforts of Christian
churches and confessions, state and social institutions for creation of
conditions to contribute to growth and education of children on the
basis of traditional Ukrainian Christian values.
On this occasion, Voskresinnia Radio listeners had an opportunity to
listen to Appeal of heads of Christian Churches and confessions of
Ukraine to children, parents, teachers, political and social figures
and all people of good will, dedicated to announcement of year 2006 to
be the year of child's spiritual world protection.
Scheduled measures were dwelt upon in the programmes by Father-Doctor
Sviatoslav Shevchuk (photo 4), Head of Patriarchal Curia of Ukrainian
Greek Catholic Church and Head of Commission on education in
Kyiv-Halytska Archdiocese of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church priest
Roman Nabozhuk (photo 5), Head of organizational committee for
commemoration of the Year of child's spiritual world protection in
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sister Luisa Tsupa (photo 3).
Seminary of the Holy Spirit at Khutorivka street in Lviv hosted the
conference «Christian education of children and
youth», participated by parohs from all Lviv Archdiocese of
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Lviv Archbishop Ihor Vozniak, speaker
at the conference, participated in the prorgamme of Voskresinnia Radio.
On life of Church
session XI of permanent Council of UGCC Bishops was held in Rome from
June 27 till July 4 at St. Sophia Cathedral. The Holiest Lyubomyr
(photo 6), UGCC Head, Supreme Kyiv-Halytskyy Archbishop narrated about
the Council activity and considered mattes.
Visitor at studio is UGCC priest from Donetsk Father Vasyl Pantelyuk
(photo 7). He narrated on news in parohya life in the interview with
UGCC press-secretary priest Oleh Panchynyak
This year Ukrainian Catholic University greeted its first graduates.
Diploma of state standard were received by students of philosophy and
theology, and humanitarian departments. On the occasion there
was held a solemn Divine Liturgy in the Theological Center of Lviv
Theological Seminary at Khutorivka Street, headed by archbishops
Dionisiy Lyahovych and Hlib Lonchyna. World famous historian Norman
Davis, the author of monumental edition «Europe:
History», translated in the most world languages, Ukrainian
including, also arrived to greet the graduates. Rector of Ukrainian
Catholic University father Borys Hudzyak highlighted the significance
of the event (photo 8).
17 was held a thematic programme of Voskresinnia Radio, dedicated to
cherished memory of professor Cardinal Yosyph Slipyy (photo 9).
On April 29, it was 100 years from the day of consecration of Lviv
Cathedral of Transfiguration by Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyy. This
temple’'s paroh, priest Yaroslav Chukhniy (photo 10), told
history and the present.
UGCC Head the Holiest Lyubomyr called to prayer for Ukraine and its
authorities. The Holiest commented and stressed the urgency of Appeal
of Council of bishops of Kyiv-Halytskyy Supreme UGCC Archiepiscopacy to
the faithful and all people of good will, related to formation and
activity of new complement of Ukrainian government, dated June 12 of
Since 2001 a branch of international catholic laymen movement
«Community of Saint Ehidiy» began its activity in
Lviv at Ukrainian Catholic University. Priorities of Community's
activity, namely fight with starvation and HIV in various countries of
the world, ecumenical activity were dwelt upon by Roman Catholic priest
Maryan Skobyra, sisterVasylian Dominica and participant of Lviv
community Olesya Kolos.
Archbishop Dionisiy Lyahovych (photo 11) narrated on priorities to
position leader of administration the Patriarch curia UGCC.
Regarding cases, considered by church tribunal, and tribunal of Lviv
Archdiocese in particular. What are the peculiarities of marital cases
consideration in tribunal? What is meant by the term
«disregard of marriage» and what is the difference
between it and civil divorce? Who shall be refused from consideration
of court case in church tribunal? Tribunal legal vicar of UGCC Lviv
Archdiocese, father Roman Ivantsiv answered these and many other
Father Vasyl Potochnyak narrated about the destiny of new Ukrainian
immigration to the Apennines, who for several years was the confessor
of Ukrainian laborers, faithful to Greek catholic Church.
A series of interviews with manager of Sea Chaplains Australian Fund,
father Oleksandr Kenez (photo 13) was dedicated to spiritual care for
Ukrainian seamen far beyond the borders of Ukraine.
days, which changed the history of Ukraine» was a thematic
programme on June 23, 2006. Five years ago a historical visit of the
Holiest Father Ivan Pavlo II (photo 12) to Ukraine began.
Regular traditional year release to Wonderworking Icon of Liska Lady
from Cathedral of Assumption in Stryy, Lviv region was held on 15-16 of
July. This year praying measures, dedicated to pilgrimage to
Wonderworking Icon, were began by Archbishop Julian Gbur, who served
Big Vespers with Lytia in the Cathedral of Assumption of Holy Mother.
Father Myron Hrynyshyn, paroh of the Cathedral of Assumption of Holy
Mother, narrated about the Icon of Liska Lady.
The Church has never lived in itself. A series of
programmes with participation of Candidate of philosophical sciences
Ser-hiy Zdioruk was dedicated to the issue of Church's role in social
life, connection of religion and politics, modern religious phenomena
and tendencies of development.
This year Drohobysh Theological Seminary named after Blessed
hieromartyrs Severyn, Yakym and Vitaliy celebrated its 10th
anniversary. Seminary has its distinctive spiritual and educational
image on the background of religious educational institution, having
received new rooms for studying and center of spiritual renewal
seminary chapel, consecration of which was a central event of the
festival (photo 15). Rector, Father Myron Bendyk (photo 14) dwelt upon
peculiarities of activity of Drohobych Theological Seminary.
From 13 to 20 September of this year recollection center, named after
Patriarch Yosyph Slipyy (in Lviv suburb), accepted the Council of
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Bishops (photo 16). It was participated
by 38 bishops and invited guests. Archbishops considered the current
state of the Church, having focused of further development and
improvement of Church structure.
Special attention was dedicated to the matter of education of future
priests, vocation to ministerial duty and seminarian education, as well
as liturgy issues. Council's activity was commented by the Holiest
On 27-28 of August in Svyatouspenska Univska Lavra in Lviv region
conducted solemnities, dedicated to the holiday of the Assumption
(photo 17-19).Traditionally, as every year, a pilgrimage to Lavra was
held. This year over 1000 pilgrimages participated the event, young
people mostly. The pilgrimage began on Friday morning from Lviv Church
of Archangel Mykhayil. The pilgrims covered around 60 km in three days.
The event was dedicated to unity of church and laymen in the world. The
peculiarities of this year pilgrimage to Univ
International scientific conference «Ukrainian immigration in
the new European context: relationships between Italy and
Ukraine» was held in Lviv, in the buidling of UCU. Thematic
issue of Voskresinnia Radio was dedicated to the work of conference,
its participants and main speakers. were described by celibate priest
Venedykt, father superior of Svyatouspenska Univska Lavra (photo 20).
May 1,2004, near Drohobych in Lviv region, the first UGCC community for
delivering help to alcoholics and drug addicts was founded in
half-ruined former military unit. Around 100 people underwent
rehabilitation course in this community. Priest Ihor Kozankevych,
Director of Charity Fund «Caritas» of UGCC Sambir
and Drohobych diocese dwelt upon the community's activity (photo 22,
Ukrainian - Polish relationships were the subject of interview with
Polish citizen father Stepan Batrukh, paroh of the Cathedral of the
Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Lublin (photo 24).
Annual Plenary Assembly of European Bishop Conferences Council (EBCC)
was held on 4-8 of October, 2006. The main issues and matters were
dwelt upon by Archbishop Bohdan (Dzyurakh), the participant of Plenary
Assembly, in his exclusive interview for Voskresinnia Radio (photo 21).
September 4-8, 2006, in Lviv at the newly built Lviv Theological
Seminary of the Holy Spirit (LTS) II session of Ukrainian Greek
Catholic Church monkhood Council was held. This Council session under
the title «Vocation and formation» was held in the
frames of the first in the history of our Church UGCC Monkhood Council
«Transfiguration in God». Archbishop Yaroslav Pryriz
(photo 23) narrated about the aim and task of the Council, as well as
its role in the life of Church.