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Calendar of Ukrainian Saints.
This calendar also includes those Feasts and Saints that are particularly honoured by Ukrainians together with a listing of holy persons who have yet to be glorified, but who may be commemorated by means of requiem services. Months according to the Julian Calendar January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
The Radiant Beauty of the Saints See full alphabetical listing
One of the most important ways to imitate the Saints – and among them St. Volodymyr – is that of turning away from the vain pursuits of a fallen world, towards the kindness, mercy and truth of the eternal Kingdom of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Saints of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church See fulll Listing
Answers to Visitors' Questions
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I'm wondering why the orthodox use an ikonostas (often one that goes to the ceiling of the church sanctuary) and close it with a curtain (during preparation of the holy gifts), when I notice that in the bible at Christ's death upon the cross, the curtain in the synagogue that separated the lay people from altar (where the holy of holies was kept) was torn in two from top to bottom? Did not God become Man so that Man could become closer to God? Does not the ikonostas work to re-create the barrier, symbolically, between man and God? I understand the holiness of the altar and all that goes on behind the ikonostas, but isn't the ikonostas symbolically against what Christ's incarnation was all about? See answer
I was informed as to the violent and forceful history with respect to the conversion process that took place at the hand of the "infallible" Roman Catholic church "allowing" churches in Romania and the Ukraine and others, for example, to "keep their traditions" if they converted, essentially being forced to accept the dogma of the Roman Church, or else.
Many were starved, killed, forced under duress into the Roman Catholic papal dogmas and have, in modern times, subsequently forgotten the very real history with respect to these "conversions". This sounds to me to be much like the fourth crusade which attempted to wipe "rebellious" Orthodoxy out, killing many Christians at the hands of the Romans Catholics and stole many priceless relics and items, overthrowing the peaceful Church in Constantinople, crippling the tradition of Orthodoxy in Turkey ever since.
This is, in a large part, the truth of the Eastern Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, as I understand it. Do you have any books, websites or information that you can provide me that is accurate and fair with respect to this point in history, this conversion by duress, that I can pass onto some of my Roman friends who attempt to challenge Orthodoxy using Eastern Catholic rites as ammunition to attack the validity of the Orthodox Church. I have been scouring the internet and have not been able to come up with any solid trustworthy information on the history of Eastern Orthodoxy and Eastern Catholicism and the reality of the "conversion" process.
What is in the Chalice? See answer
The Glorious Beauty of the Liturgical Calendar
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Перша Неділя Св. Великого Посту – Торжество Православ’я
Сьогодні православні по всьому світі святкують перемогу Православ’я над останньою великою єрессю.
First Sunday of the Great Fast: The Triumph of Orthodoxy
Today the Orthodox throughout the world celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy over the last of the great heresies.
Сиропусна Неділя – Спомин про вигання Адава і Єви з РаюСьогодні – останній день підготовки на Великий Піст. Сьогодні вечером до нас прибуває цей довгожданий гість. Завтра вже буде Чистий Понеділок.
Cheesefare Sunday – the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from ParadiseToday is the last day of the preparation for Great Lent. Tonight this long-awaited guest arrives. Tomorrow shall be Pure Monday.
Dimanche de Tyrophagie - l'Expulsion d'Adam et Ève du Paradis
Aujourd'hui est le dernier jour de la préparation pour le Grand Carême. Ce soir, ce client tant attendu arrive. Demain c’est le Lundi pur.
M'ЯСОПУСНА НЕДІЛЯ «Коли ж прийде Син Людський у славі Своїй, і всі Анголи з Ним, тоді Він засяде на престолі слави Своєї. І перед Ним усі народи зберуться, і Він відділить одного від одного їх, як відділяє вівчар овець від козлів. І поставить Він вівці праворуч Себе, а козлята ліворуч.» Ось так розпочинається сьогоднішня Євангелія (Матвія 25:31-46).
MEATFARE SUNDAY "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left." So begins today's Gospel reading (Matthew 25:31-46).
DIMANCHE DE L'ABSTINENCE DE LA VIANDE «Quand le Fils de l'homme viendra dans Sa gloire, avec tous Ses anges, Il prendra place sur Son trône glorieux. Tous les peuples de la terre seront rassemblés devant Lui. Alors Il les divisera en deux groupes --- tout comme le berger fait le tri entre les brebis et les boucs. Il placera les brebis à Sa droite et les boucs à Sa gauche.» Ainsi, commence la lecture de l'Évangile d'aujourd'hui (Matthieu 25:31-46).
Icons of the Mother of God See full listing
Vladimir (Kyiv-Vyshhorod) Icon of the Mother of God
Feast Day : June 3
The Righteous of Other Folds
We are introducing to our site, a companion to THE RADIANT BEAUTY OF THE SAINTS. In that rubric, we have pondered, with gratitude and praise, the lives of holy men, women and children, glorified by God, who, during their earthly sojourn, were communicants of the Orthodox Church – which we, Orthodox, of course, see as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. In this rubric, THE RIGHTEOUS OF OTHER FOLDS, we shall ponder, again with gratitude and praise, the lives of people who, during their earthly sojourn, were participants in what may be called "other folds", in keeping with our Lord's words: "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd" (John 10:16). We shall do so from the point of view of those who love and are nurtured by that marvelous Garden of the Lord's called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
For our first offerings please see:
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, Layman and Martyr
Fr. Damien of Molokai
Master Jan Hus, Priest and Martyr