The Holy Mass in EnglishDuring the period of Lent believers from Vitebsk have the possibility to visit the Holy Mass and liturgies in English. On the initiative of Vitebsk bishop Uladzislau Blin such liturgies have been held in Vitebsk parish of the Holy Spirit for three months already. The priest of the parish is Siargiey Surynovich.
Festival Days of Christian culture in VitebskIt was the sixth time that on the 15-th of December festival "Days of Christian culture 2007-2008" started in Vitebsk, blessed by His Excellency Bishop Uladzislau Blin. Thanked to the close cooperation between Vitebsk diocese and Vitebsk State University International Conference "God's Birth in the framework of Belarusian Literature" was organised for the first time during the conference.
Andrejki in VitebskOn the 1-st of December 2007, the last day of the liturgical year, ‘andrejki’ – decanal youth meeting on the occasion of Saint Andrew’s day and the beginning of Advent took place in Vitebsk.
Holiday of Saint Cecilia in VitebskOn the 22-nd of November Catholics all over the world celebrate the holiday of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, who is nowadays the patron of Catholic music and singing, as well as of all the musicians and singers. The celebration in Vitebsk cathedral of Saint Barbara started at the Holly Mass which was headed by His Excellency Bishop Uladzislau Blin.
The 230-th anniversary of the church in LuchaiOn October 28, 2007 the parish of saint Juda Tadeusz in the village of Luchai (Postavy district, Vitebsk region) celebrated the 230-th anniversary of consecration of the church.
Farewell to the late priest Lucjan Pawlik MICDuring three days from the 11th till the 13th of April 2007 in the catholic church in Zadorosh’e were conducted the funeral divine services in memory of the late priest Lucjan Pawlik MIC. For the peace of the soul of the late priest prayed bishop of Vitebsk Wladislaw Blin and the Apostolic Administrator of Minsk-Mohilev Antoni Dziemianko.
Ecumenical Festival in VitebskFrom the 10th till the 13th of April 2007 in Vitebsk was held the V Easter Festival which can be called this year “ecumenical” by right.
Priestly Consecration in DokshizyOn the 20th of May 2006 in the catholic church of the Minor brothers Capuzins in Dokshizy in the region of Vitebsk took place the solemnity of priestly consecration. The sacrament of priesthood accepted deacon Andrei Bukshtan, Capuzin, from bishop of Drogichin Pazific Antoni Dydych (Poland).
Confirmation in PolockOn Sunday, on the 23rd of April 2006, in the parish of Saint Andrei Babolya in Polock (Archdiocese Vitebsk) the believers received the Sacrament of the Confirmation.
Easter Vigil in PostavyThe believers one of the greatest catholic communities of the diocese Vitebsk —of the parish of Saint Anthony of Padua and the Immaculate Conception of the Most Holy Virgin Mary — experienced the main solemnity of all Christians of the year this time with the Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus Martin Vidović who headed the Easter vigil during the Holy Night in the local catholic church. We offer You the whole text of the homily preached by the representative of the Holy See to our country during this solemnity.
Braslav Welcomes GuestsOn Palm Sunday on the 9th of April 2006 the Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus archbishop Martin Vidović visited the sanctuary of the Mother of God the Mistress of the Lakes in Braslav where he celebrated the holy mass.
Youth Meeting in VitebskOn the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of the Holy Father John Paul II in Vitebsk took place the youth meeting with the motto «You Are the Hope». To this motto became the words of the Great Pope.
Rites in Commemoration of Rositsa’s TragedyOn February 18 in Rositsa there took place the Holy Mass and other rites in commemoration of the sacrifices of the tragedy in 1943. There took part not only believers of the parish but also pilgrims from Polatsk, Navapolatsk, Zhodzina, Barysau, Druya and Verchniadvinsk. That day as every year people wanted to pray in Rositsa on the place of the tragedy that had taken place during the Second World War.
Long-Liver Woman from OrshaAn unusual, rare event took place on the 18th of December in the parish Orsha of the catholic church of Saint Joseph: the oldest parishioner Mrs. Alina Drosdovich celebrated her 100 anniversary.
Solemn Profession in DokshytsyOn December 10, 2005 in the church of the community of the Capuchin Friars in Dokshytsy (the diocese of Vitebsk) there took place an important event for this community: one more brother professed the vows until death.