Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic

We found these two large Ukrainian churches in a small country town of about 500 people. The buildings were about 2 blocks apart and both appeared to be Catholic. At first we could not understand why two large Ukrainian Catholic churches would be so close - especially in such a tiny community. Upon further inspection we noted that one sign read "Ukrainian Catholic" and the other "Ukrainian Orthodox".
I'm too tired right now to figure out the difference between the two denominations...I'm thinking one doesn't acknowlege the Pope and also allows married priests. Something to figure out another time. I love the architecture.


CanadianGrandma said...

Interesting pictures of the churches.You are right about the differences altho' there are additional differences.Keep exploring!