WBEZ | Eastern Orthodox http://www.wbez.org/tags/eastern-orthodox Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: St. Paraskeva Orthodox Charity saves orphans in Romania http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-st-paraskeva-orthodox-charity-saves-orphans-romania-111286 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Paraskeva Big Grup.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e79b97f5-7794-1243-d92e-49c959a34841">It&rsquo;s time for our </span><em>Global Activism</em> segment. Every every week, we feature someone who works to make the world a better place. We&rsquo;ll talk with physician <a href="https://pmr.uchicago.edu/directory/mariana-cuceu">Mariana Cuceu</a>, who overcame severe physical disabilities to be a source of healing for children in her native Romania. She&rsquo;s president and co-founder of <a href="http://www.spcharity.org/">Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity</a>. It&rsquo;s a group that provides aid and care to orphaned and disabled children. And from our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio, we&rsquo;ll hear Romanian Christmas carols sung by the Bel Canto Choir of Saints Constantine and Helen Romanian Orthodox Church of Chicago.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/182724059&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bnYbDwi6P8U" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-st-paraskeva-orthodox-charity-saves-orphans-romania-111286 Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, talks spirituality and politics http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-17/ukrainian-greek-catholic-leader-sviatoslav-shevchuk-talks-spirituality-a <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-17/shevchuk_mokshytskyj.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.ugcc.org.ua/index.php?L=2" target="_blank">Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine</a> has survived turbulent times, including when it was driven underground during Soviet rule. Today, the Church makes its way in a free Ukraine. But that doesn’t mean it operates in a world free from politics.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks to the Church’s new leader, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Known as Patriarch to his flock, he's only 41 years old. Shevchuk's predecessor willingly retired to turn over leadership to him. Known in the Church as a charismatic leader, the Archbishop gives <em>Worldview</em> a mini-history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and its place in Ukraine’s spiritual and political life.</p><p><em><strong>During the original boradcast, it was eronneously stated that Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is head of the <span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text">Roman Ca<span class="text_exposed_show">tholic Church in Ukraine</span></span>. We regret the error.</strong></em></p></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-17/ukrainian-greek-catholic-leader-sviatoslav-shevchuk-talks-spirituality-a