Belief and science
world Churches to ecology issues, activity of Metropolitan Andrey
Sheptytskyy in terms of preservations and bringing up of ecology
culture, global issues and aspects of ecology, spirituality and ecology
- these and other matters were highlighted in the series of radio
programmes «Religion and Ecology» by Myhaylo
Haykovskyy, candidate of historical sciences (photo 51).
Sides of belief
2002-2004 the seventh and so far the best Byelorussian copy of Turin
shroud stayed in Ukraine (photo 52, 53), which is permanently held in
Cathedral of St. Simon and Olena in Minsk. Hundreds of the faithful in
Greek Catholic and Orthodox cathedrals of Kyiv, Lviv, Donetsk, Odesa,
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Stryy, Lutsk and other cities had the
possibility to bow to Minsk copy of Turin shroud. There is a number of
written evidences, testifying to the facts when the faithful were
blessed with recovery due to prayers before the Shroud. And now Ukraine
possesses its own copy of relic, a unique coloured photocopy of which
is presented for worship in Cathedral of St. George in Lviv. It became
a subject of topic issue of Voskresinnia Radio.
In the course of the year author's rubric «Way to
temple» by candidate of historical sciences, writer Petro
Shkrabyuk (photo 54), presented stories on ways and circumstances,
which brought to Christian belief many interesting and famous people.
In particular, it concerns Ukrainian routes and cases to have played
final and unique role in the change of outlook of Anton Chekhov, Mykola
Hohol, Ivan Bunin, Myhayil Lermontov, Oleskandr Pushkin, Fedor
Lev Tolstoy,Volodymyr Mayakovskyy, Anna Akhmatova. Wide reaction was
given to stories about port Mykola Petrenko and his creative work,
Vasilian monk Vasyl Medrun, talented writer of Spanish origin Natalena
Koroleva, who managed to reach the heights of Ukrainian literature,
talented writer Vasyl Koroliv-Staryy, whose creative work is marked
with Christian belief and spirituality. Heroes of radio stories in this
rubric were also celibate priest Yeremiya Lomnytskyy, Vasyl Vyshyvanyy,
translator of Holy Scriptures Ivan Puliuy, princess Kunguta, author of
translation for famous work «Prayer of Kunguta»
Myhaylo Kozachynskyy. The audience also listened to stories about UGCC
priest Yosyph Zasterets on his application of Ivan Franko candidature
for Nobel prize and his relationships with metropolitan Andrey
Apart from that, Petro Shkrabyuk prepared a series of radio programmes,
dedicated to 150-th anniversary from birth of Ivan Yakovych Franko. It
dwelt upon his spiritual views, creative work, family, in particular
his sons Andriy, Petro, Taras, daughter Anna, wife Olha Khoruzhynska
are now few things left, which witnessed life of Jesus Christ on earth.
In particular, these relics include kerchief of Veronika, the Saint
wiped with it the face of the Saviour from sweat and blood, when He
carries his cross to Calvary, fainting from pain and weariness.
Author's rubric of Petro Shkrabyuk «Way to temple»
upon Veronika's kerchief and self-inflammation of candles besides Holy
Sepulcher (photo 55), witnessed for two thousand years already in
Jerusalem once a year on Holy Saturday.
Director of publishing house «Nova Zorya» UGCC
Pelehatyy told about International festival of Christian book.
Excursus into history of Easter national traditions was prepared by
students of Lviv Theological Seminary of Holy Spirit Taras Semenyuk and
On 13-20 of September Patriarch Synod of Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Church Bishops was held in Lviv. All UGCC bishops from Ukraine and
settlements were present there. The major issue of the Synod was
formation, education and life of priests. As tradition says, the work
of the Synod was participated by bishops only. This year there were
certain novelties introduced, namely that the laymen could participate
also in the process of Synod preparation, sending their wishes and
propositions. The Holiest Lyubomyr, Head Kyevo-Halytskyy Archbishop
narrated about the preparation for the Synod of UGCC bishops.
This year we celebrate 425th anniversary from the date of publishing of
Father Rafayil Turkonyak translated this holy book into Ukrainian from
old church Slavic for 30 years. He received blessing for such a work in
1975 from Patriarch Yosyph Slipyy. Ukrainian bible society published
the translation of Ostorzka Bible in one thousand copies. The weight of
the book is seven kilograms. Edition presentation was held in the
frames of Lviv Publishers Forum and evoked significant interest. The
head of committee for National Premium named after Taras Shevchenko,
Roman Lubkivskyy suggested to propose the edition of Ostrozka Bible for
Radio also participated in celebration of this event, having invited
Myroslava Lubkovych to studio, who was constantly popularizing the work
and father Rafayil Turkonyak (photo 56)
This year Lviv community celebrated another jubilee, 750 years of Lviv.
On the occasion the programmes of Voskresinnia Radio included author's
rubric of the head of Lviv museum of religion history, scientist and
poetess Iryna Vovk. She narrated about the legends and myths, related
to Svyatoyurska mountain.
June 25 it was 115 years since Ivan Petrovych Krypyakevych, Ukrainian
historian, academician, teacher and author of works in history of
Ukraine (photo 57) was born. On this occasion in Lviv and other cities
there were scientific conferences and workshops held, dedicated to his
creative work and multiplane scientific activity. The first such
workshop under the title «Ivan Krypyakevych in family
science and society» was held in Lviv in Institute of
Studies named after Ivan Krypyakevych of National Academy of Sciences
of Ukraine. This workshop is a part in series of similar scientific
events, held periodically since 1996. The workshop was dwelt upon in
topical issue ofVoskresinnia Radio.
projects of Ukrainian Bible Society were presented by interview with
director of Western Regional branch of UBS Vitaliy Voytovych (photo 58).
Another burning and painful issue is women's trade, which is actual not
only in Ukraine. Voskresinnia Radio prepared a topical issue on
activity of European Charity organization «Coutnet»
to fight against women's trade.