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“I can’t change circumstances or situations, what I see or hear, but I can  be there for you…”, – Father Oleksandr Bohomaz

    Melitopol has been under occupation for over two years. In December 2022, the occupation regime banned the activities of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Zaporizhzhia region. Prior to the full-scale invasion and the ban, however, the Greek Catholic community in this region was growing… Read More »“I can’t change circumstances or situations, what I see or hear, but I can  be there for you…”, – Father Oleksandr Bohomaz

    “People yearn for all Ukrainian, they want to be part of the Ukrainian church”, –  Bishop Borys (Kharko), OCU

      Tavriya Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine covers the parishes of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, these regions have been in the eye of the storm. In particular, the left bank area of… Read More »“People yearn for all Ukrainian, they want to be part of the Ukrainian church”, –  Bishop Borys (Kharko), OCU

      “One copy of the Bible must have been used by the russians to annoy the dog, because the only Ukrainian Bible left was torn apart”, – Andriy Shved

        In mid-June 2023, the field team of the Religion on Fire project visited the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary in Berezivka, one of the villages in Kyiv region that was occupied by Russian troops. The very next day after the full-scale invasion, the village was occupied by… Read More »“One copy of the Bible must have been used by the russians to annoy the dog, because the only Ukrainian Bible left was torn apart”, – Andriy Shved

        “Everything will be fine with the community, I am sure of that. Now the most important thing is our victory”, – Volodymyr Zeev Vaksman

          Odesa is one of the largest cities in Ukraine, which suffers from constant shelling by Russian troops. This city is well-known for its rich Jewish history. Before the full-scale invasion, there were several Jewish communities in Odesa: Chabad Lubavitch, Litvak, Reform, and Conservatives. The migration… Read More »“Everything will be fine with the community, I am sure of that. Now the most important thing is our victory”, – Volodymyr Zeev Vaksman

          “Invaders hoped that the Church would happily embrace them but their expectations didn’t come true”, – Father Dmytro Dziadevych

            The russian invasion has led to changes in religious life not only for Ukrainian citizensin Ukraine, but also for those Ukrainians who have taken refuge in other countries. It is worthy of note that among priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church there are those who… Read More »“Invaders hoped that the Church would happily embrace them but their expectations didn’t come true”, – Father Dmytro Dziadevych

            “CHURCH WON’T VANISH, BUT EVERY COMMUNITY MUST THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE” – MYKHAILO KOZAKOV, PASTOR’S ASSISTANT IN EVANGELICAL REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN ODESA

              Mykhailo Kozakov is a member of the Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian church in Odesa, a pastor’s assistant and a preacher, a culturologist who is actively involved in volunteer activities. In 2018, he made a presentation at the round table Religion is coming: the issue of faith… Read More »“CHURCH WON’T VANISH, BUT EVERY COMMUNITY MUST THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE” – MYKHAILO KOZAKOV, PASTOR’S ASSISTANT IN EVANGELICAL REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN ODESA