from ONE

Diversity Down Under
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Leaving turmoil behind for a new life in Australia

issues
by Vincent Gragnani
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
Surviving in the West

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Faith and Tradition
text by Matthew Matuszak and Petro Didula
photographs by Petro Didula
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
The Hutsuls of Europe’s Carpathian Mountains hold steadfast to their past

Honoring Fortitude and Sacrifice
by Matthew Matuszak
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
An oral history project preserves memories of terror and faith from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic underground

Recharging Ukraine
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2001)
Challenges abound, but the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church confronts them head on.

The High Cost of Fidelity
by Bryon Lee Brindel
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
The reborn Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, uncertain of its post-Communist role, searches for its place in society.

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
The Orthodox Church of Poland

What’s Next for Ukraine’s Villages?
text by Mariya Tytarenko
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Memories and traditions fade in Ukraine’s heartland

Men in Black
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Lviv Theological Academy plays a seminal role in post-Communist Ukraine’s struggle to forge a new identity.

Toward a Golden Age of the Eastern Churches
text by Athanasius Holub
photographs by Andrei Komar
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
Combining theology and contemplation at Ottawa’s Sheptytsky Institute.

Bridging Old and New Ukraine
text and photographs by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Spending Theophany with Ukrainian seminarians in Connecticut, the author learns of the changes in post-Communist Ukraine.

Answering the Call
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Petro Didula
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
Recently ordained priests rejuvenate Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church

The Church in the Soviet Union
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photos: U.S.C.C.
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Msgr. Stern visits the Soviet Union on a fact-finding tour that proves fruitful for all concerned.

Christianity in the Soviet Union
by Ivan Kauffman
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
The Catholic Church in the Soviet Union is coming to life, thanks to a Soviet thaw.

A Ukrainian Paradox
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
A centuries-old tradition provides a toehold for rebuilding a culture and a nation.

Ukrainian Moses
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
Andrew Sheptitsky, Archbishop of Lvov and Metropolitan of Kiev-Halych, was indeed a Moses to his people.

If You Pray, They Will Come
text by Matthew Matuszak
photographs by Ivan Babichuk
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
The faithful seek out Ukraine’s Studite monks who are building community with liturgy

Serving Church and Family
text by Matthew Matuszak
photographs by Petro Didula
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
Ministry and married life fill the busy days of a Ukrainian priest

About Ukrainian Catholics
by Eva Piddubcheshen
photos: Ukrainian Information Bureau
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
In spite of persecution, Ukrainian Catholics continue to worship and foster their own traditions.

from News

Ukrainian Hierarchs Installed
news from ONE Magazine (15 March 2006)
The Most Rev. Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M., was installed as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Metropolitan Archeparch of Winnipeg on 11 February in Sts. Volodymyr and Olga Cathedral by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Major Archeparch of Kiev-Halych.

Ukrainian Archbishop Installed
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
Pledging to honor the legacy of the thousands of Ukrainian Catholics who died for their faith under communism, the new head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church — its youngest bishop — was installed March 27 in Kiev.

Ukrainian Primate Lauds U.S. Bishops
Catholic News Service (15 November 2011)
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The new primate for the world’s 8 million Ukrainian Catholics lauded the work of the U.S. bishops’ annual national collection to aid the church in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian Catholic leader calls shrine legislation ‘clear threat’
Catholic News Service (19 March 2012)
KIEV, Ukraine (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said government-backed legislation to transfer control of key national Christian shrines to the Orthodox Church was “a clear threat to the interdenominational peace and agreement established in our state during recent years

Ukrainian Catholics Oppose Language Law
Catholic News Service (13 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Church leaders in Ukraine have signed an open letter calling for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign a law that would grant Russian, spoken by most people in eastern and southern Ukraine, “regional language” status.

Ukrainian Catholic Leader Visits Canada
Catholic News Service (4 September 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church sent greetings to Canada’s Ukrainian Catholics as he prepared for a multicity visit that includes leading the church’s Synod of Bishops.

Ukrainian or English?
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

North America’s Churches: Example for Ukraine
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox churches in Canada and the United States can be an example for their counterparts in Ukraine, Canada’s top Ukrainian Orthodox leader told the Ukrainian Catholic Synod of Bishops.

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies Established in Britain, France
Catholic News Service (22 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has raised the church jurisdictions for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain and France to the level of eparchies, or dioceses, and named the U.S. bishops who had been their exarchs to be their eparchial bishops.

Bishops Lead Protesters in Prayer After Police Action in Kiev
Catholic News Service (12 December 2013)
ROME (CNS) — In the deep of the freezing night, security forces moved into Ukraine’s Independence Square intent on dislodging protesters who had spent weeks talking, singing and praying for their country.

Ukrainian Bishops Urge Prayers, Fasting for Peace
Catholic News Service (16 December 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Bishops from Ukraine’s minority Latin-rite Catholic Church have called for prayers and fasting in an effort to end the current social unrest in the country.

Bishops Say Despite Violence, Ukraine’s Election Must Proceed
Catholic News Service (9 May 2014)
LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops said their country’s 25 May presidential election must proceed, despite any efforts to derail it.

Ukrainian Catholic Bishop: Election Was ‘Fruit of the Revolution’
Catholic News Service (27 May 2014)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — The Ukrainian Catholic Church has welcomed the victory of a billionaire candy tycoon in presidential election and praised the previous interim government for holding the country together in “dramatic circumstances.”

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops Thank World for Prayers During Transition
Catholic News Service (10 June 2014)
KIEV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops thanked people around the world for their prayers over the last six months and asked for continued prayers for peace in their country.

Catholics in Ukraine Request Independence Day Prayers
Catholic News Service (22 August 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Ukrainians prepared to mark their 24 August Independence Day under the cloud of fierce fighting in the East, Catholic leaders condemned the threat to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and prayed for a speedy end to the hostilities.

Ukrainian Church Leader: West Must Help Stop Russian Interference
Catholic News Service (5 September 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Ukrainian church leader said Western governments need to use “all available means” to curb Russian military interference.

Ukrainian Bishops Tell West Not to Be Accomplices in “Sin of Murder”
Catholic News Service (11 September 2014)
LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukraine’s Catholic bishops have warned their country is now “flowing in blood,” and urged Western governments not to become “accomplices in the sin of murder” by failing to support it.

Ukrainian Catholic Leader Invites Pope
Catholic News Service (23 February 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace.

Pope Declares Ukrainian Church Leader ‘Venerable’
Catholic News Service (17 July 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring “venerable” Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation.

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from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Making a Difference in Ukraine
Hierodeacon Andrii presents the chalice during the Divine Liturgy at 17th-century Church, St. Michael the Archangel in Lviv. (photo: Ivan Babichuk)

Ordination Observations
ONE contributor Mariya Tytarenko shares a record of her thoughts and impressions from a Ukrainian Greek Catholic ordination she attended in July 2011.

Camping and Caring
Mariya Tytarenko recounts her experiences while reporting on the Druzhba (Friendship) Camp in western Ukraine.

Farewell to a Friend of CNEWA
Archbishop Michael Bzdel, retired metropolitan archeparch of Winnepeg and co-founder of CNEWA Canada, died 3 April 2012.

A "Thank You" from Children in Ukraine
Antin Sloboda reports on promising news from Ukraine

Picture of the Day: Young Pilgrims
Young Ukrainians travel on foot and on horseback for a pilgrimage from Lviv to Univ. (photo: Petro Didula)

The Lourdes of Ukraine
Last weekend, over 100,000 young Ukrainians participated in a youth pilgrimage to a Marian shrine in the western Ukraine.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics Welcome a New Bishop
Bishop Boris Gudziak was ordained yesterday at St. George's Cathedral in Lviv, Ukraine.

Page One: Headlines for 9/4/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Take Five: 5 Reasons the Ukrainians Were in Canada
Last Sunday marked the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Winnipeg.

"Western Society Finds Its Moral GPS Has No Fixed Points"
Yesterday, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church spoke to Canada's bishops, and had some harsh words about the threat from secularism in the West.

Picture of the Day: Multitudes
A Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest administers Communion outside the Basilian monastery in Krekhiv, north of Lviv. (photo: Petro Didula)

Theophany in Ottawa
Eastern Christians who follow the Julian calendar celebrated the feast of Theophany, commemorating the baptism of Jesus.

Picture of the Day: Into the Wood
A local woodcarver sits outside his home in Kosmach. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: Life with Father
Father Volodymyr Havrylenko blesses a traditional Ukrainian meal before eating with his wife, Halia, and two daughters, Oksanka and Sofika, at their home in Yavoriv, a town eight miles from the Polish border. (photo: Petro Didula)

Page One: Headlines for 2/7/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 3/14/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Priest Forever
In this image from 2011, Petro Moysiak is ordained a priest in the Church of the Transfiguration in the city of Kolomyja in Ukraine. (photo: Petro Didula)

Page One: Headlines for 8/13/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 9/19/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Resurrection in Ukraine
Antin Sloboda reports on promising news from Ukraine

Picture of the Day: Witnessing a Resurrection in Ukraine
Children take part in the dedication of the new cathedral in Ukraine. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Page One: Headlines for 11/27/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Defiance in Ukraine
In this image from 2004, a man holds an Orthodox cross before guards during a protest in Kiev. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: “Keep Us All in Your Prayers”
Protesters gather around small bonfires lit throughout the main square in Kiev. (photo: Ken Nowakowski)

Page One: Headlines for 12/11/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day:
In Kiev, “We Pray to God Almighty for Peace”

Bishop Borys Gudziak address protestors in Kiev and expresses solidarity with them. (photo: Bishop Ken Nowakowski)

Page One: Headlines for 12/16/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Ukraine
In this image from 2004, snow drapes the church in Kosmach, a village in the Carpathian Mountains, during the Christmas Day liturgy. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: In Ukraine, Braving the Storm
Two young carolers go out on Christmas Eve in Kosmach, Ukraine. (photo: Petro Didula)

Page One: Headlines for 4/11/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Modern Synthesis
Hieromonk Nykanor preaches from the iconostasis of the 17th-century Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lviv. (photo: Ivan Babichuk)

Visitors From Ukraine
This morning, a couple of visitors from Ukraine stopped by our New York offices: Rev. Volodymyr Malchyn of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and his wife, Olena.

Picture of the Day: Holidays With the Hutsuls
Four young carolers pose in their home-made costumes in front of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kosmach, Ukraine. (photo: Petro Didula)

Page One: Headlines for 7/20/15
Stories of interest for the day.

Msgr. Kozar in Ukraine
On Saturday, CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar participated in a pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia, Ukraine. There, he spoke before a crowd of hundreds, sharing a message of solidarity with those suffering in this time of war.

Picture of the Day: A Venerable Spirit
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and the early Soviet era, has been declared “venerable” by Pope Francis. (photo: CNS)

Picture of the Day:
A Visitor From the East in Philadelphia

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is one of the youngest church leaders in the world.

Picture of the Day: A Different Class of Institution
Students at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv walk through an academic building. (photo: Petro Zadorozhnyy)

Picture of the Day:
Bishop Richard Seminack, ‘Loved by His People’

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop Richard Stephen Seminack has passed away.

Page One: Headlines for 6/5/17
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Tearful Farewell
Women pray over the casket of Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar during his 5 June funeral liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kiev. (photo: Valentyn Ogirenko)

On the Passing of Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar
CNEWA statement on the recent death of Cardinal Lubomyr Husar