Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

УКРАЇНСЬКA КАТОЛИЦЬКA ЦЕРКВА ПРЕОБРАЖЕННЯ ГОСПОДНЬОГО


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Christianity in Ukraine and the struggle for Orthodox unity | Християнство в Україні та питання православної єдности

OurUkraineThe desire for an autonomous Orthodox Church resurfaces in the national revival of the early twentieth century.

On May 5, 1920 a group of Orthodox Ukrainians in Kyiv proclaim the creation of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The Church is destroyed by the Soviet government in 1921 and survives only in the West.

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Christianity in Ukraine and the struggle for Orthodox unity

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Until 1169, this icon was found in the Vyshorodsky monastery in Kyiv. After he sacked Kyiv, Andrij Bogolubsky stole the icon and placed it in a Church in Vladimir-Suzdal (today in Russia).

Currently in Ukraine, events are unfolding surrounding the Orthodox Church that will have immense implications for Christianity as a whole. Although for some this may seem only a matter between Ukraine and Moscow, it does in fact have a much broader impact.

We are witnesses to very significant developments in
Ukraine which have a serious impact on the religious life of our people and hopefully will set right an historic wrong in the life of the Christian community in Ukraine.

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Християнство в Україні та питання православної єдности

Orthodox

До 1169 р. ця ікона знаходилася у Вишгородськім монастирі в Києві. Після плюндровання Києві, Андрій Боголюбський її вкрав і положив в церкву в Владимирі- Суздальському.

Currently in Ukraine, events are unfolding surrounding the Orthodox Church that will have immense implications for Christianity as a whole. Although for some this may seem only a matter between Ukraine and Moscow, it does in fact have a much broader impact.

In order to better understand these issues the next few bulletins will explain the background and the current developments in both Ukrainian and English.

Today’s material is in Ukrainian, it will be in English next week.

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