The series of broadcasts «Fundamentals of Upbringing» involving father
Andriy Nahirnyak (picture 33), Assistant on Social Issues of the Bureau
of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for Links with the State Authorities
in Kyiv, focused on the problems of dissemination of before wedding sex
relations. Journalist Volodymyr Kachur was the co-author of the
Six catholic schools function in Ukraine. Their peculiarity is the fact
that in addition to quality education children are brought up in a
Christian spirit, and national upbringing is complemented with the
Christian tradition. These include the St. Sophia School, St. Nicholas
Kindergarten, St. Ivan Bosk Youth
Educational Centre in Lviv, Yosyf
Slipyy Christian Collegium in Ternopil, Buchach St. Yosafat Collegium,
and St. Basil the Great School in Ivano-Frankivsk. Last year radio
programs were dedicated to these establishments. The Blessed Klymentiy
Sheptytskyy Private Lyceum was described in the program of Voskresinnya
Radio by Director of the Lyceum Father Petro Mayba, Deputy Director for
Upbringing Work Myroslava Rykovska, and tutor brother
Yuriy Smakous (picture 34).
Ancient Ukrainian family traditions were the focus of the series of
broadcasts led by candidate of historic science, freelance author of
the rubric «A Road to the Church», writer Petro Shkrabyuk (picture 35).
Priest of the UGCC Andriy Kaschuk in his sermon for the youth dwelled
on the personal sanctity of each Christian, including, how this could
The thematic broadcasts of Voskresinnya Radio focused on entrance
conditions, system of education and upbringing in the Ukrainian
Catholic University. In particular, there were the interview with Dean
of the Humanities Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University Father
Dr Yuriy Avvakumov and students of the same faculty Andriy Kozlov,
Iryna Polets, and Roman Kozak (picture 36), and the interview with
Doctor of theology Oleh Kundiy, Deputy Chair of the Theology Department
of the Faculty Philosophy and Theology of the Ukrainian Catholic
University, and Andriy Andrushkiv, a graduate of the master program of
the same faculty.
The interview with Doctor of theology Oleh Kundiy, Deputy Chair of the
Theology Department of the Ukrainian Catholic University, and Andriy
Andrushkiv, a graduate of the master program of the UCU, (picture 37)
focused on the problems and prospect of theology in Ukraine.
the first volume of «History of Philosophy» was published, by Fr.
Mykhalo Pryshlyak, Salesian priest, Doctor of philosophic and politic
science. The first volume of the original textbook tells about history
of the philosophic thought development in Europe from the antic times
till the beginning of the Renaissance epoch. The author of the book
considers the progress of philosophy through the prism of the Christian
Father Mykhalo Pryshlyak, as well as editor of the first
volume of «History of Philosophy» Viktor Idzyo, Doctor of historic
science, Academician of the Academy of Science of the Higher School of
Ukraine, a leading research worker of the Institute of Ukrainian
Studies of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, (picture
38) visited the studio of Voskresinnya Radio to present the book.
Pavlo Drozdyak (picture 39), a student of the Lviv Theological Seminary
of the Holy Spirit, delivered a sermon on such Christian quality as
«obedience» which is quite often disputed by people.
Programs for the Youth
The year of 2007 in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was proclaimed
the Year of the Youth. Father Yosyf Milyan (picture 40), Head of the
Patriarchal Commission for Youth Issues, visited the studio of
Voskresinnya Radio to talk about the reasons of this initiative, to
explain how this year would look like and what is peculiar about it.
How to find one’s vocation in life and how to recognize it? Answers to
this question arising in many were provided at the seminar organized on
the 17th of March in Bryukhovychi near Lviv by the International
Catholic Institute Miles Jesu (Soldiers of Jesus). The studio of
Voskresinnya Radio was visited by the spiritual leader of the seminar
Fr. Robert Nicoletti and Regional Director of Miles Jesu Andriy
Protsiv. The guests described in more detail about this seminar and the
congregation Miles Jesu – Soldiers of Jesus, its vocation and mission.
The year of 2007 was proclaimed by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
the Year of the Youth. Father Rostyslav Pendyuk (picture 44), Secretary
of the Patriarchal Youth Council, visited the studio of Voskresinnya
Radio to explain why the Church makes such a focus on the youth and
what would happen at events dedicated to this topic, in particular, the
Patriarchal Council (pictures 41-43) dedicated to the youth and the
Youth Forum in Kyiv.
For ages when spring comes people throughout Ukraine have been playing
hayivky – outdoor games with versed phrases and singing. In Christian
tradition hayivky reflect the joy of Spring and the Resurrection of
Christ. After the long Lent the youth games and merry songs in a
special way would animate any location, especially in rural areas. At
Easter, after having a breakfast with a blessed egg, Eater bread and
everything else given by God on the greatest holiday, the youth would
play and sing hayivky in a square near a church. Nowadays many of these
spring songs are forgotten, but those who respect good Ukrainian
traditions, like singing and
dancing, even now gather near their church
to play hayivky. Halyna Potyuk came to the studio to describe her work
in compiling the collection «Hayivky» (edition of the Lviv Church of
the Birth of the Virgin Mary).
On the 18th of May 2007 there was a youth foot pilgrimage to the
Svyatouspenska Univ Lavra (picture 45) dedicated to the festival of the
miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary of Univ.
The pilgrimage started with the
Divine Service at 7 o’clock in the
morning in the Lviv Church of Taxiarch Archangel Michael. The next day
at night the youth foot pilgrimage was met in Univ. The pilgrims walked
around the monastery with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary of
Univ on surplices. A march with candles to the Chernecha Hill became
especially ceremonial. The requiem was served at the monks’ graves. A
guest of the studio of Voskresinnya Radio – celibate priest Venedykt,
Father Superior of the Svyatouspenska Univ Lavra of the Studite Order
talked about the pilgrimage and the present of the Lavra.