Data Base of Shrines of UGCC for Pilgrims Created
“The newly created website of the Patriarchal Pilgrimage Center (PPC) presents the results of the two years of work of the center which is mainly designed to tell all Christians about the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and show its presence in Ukraine,” said the head of PPC, Mr. Dmytro Myronenko.
The Patriarchal Pilgrimage Center was established by the Decree of Patriarch Lubomyr (Husar) of February 26, 2010. Since that time, the workers of the center have done a lot of work and created a data base of the sacral objects of the UGCC. “The fact that we consider 83 shrines of the UGCC to be pilgrimage ones is the result of that work,” said Mr. Myronenko.
The center issued a guide map Shrines of Ukraine, and issued jointly with the Information Department of the UGCC a calendar of pilgrimage places for 2012. In addition, a guidebook for pilgrims has been prepared for print. “To draw the attention of people to Greek Catholic shrines is the priority of our work. Therefore, we have also developed pilgrimage routes which we ourselves have used. It was necessary to present that large scope of work somewhere. The information is now posted on the website of the Patriarchal Pilgrimage Center,” said the head of the center, the Information Department of the UGCC reported.