Development of Orthodox education in modern Ukraine


  • Liudmyla O. Fylypovych
  • N. Gavrilova



The intensive development of the religious and ecclesiastical sphere, which was called to life by the democratic changes in Ukraine in the early 1990s, contributed to the rapid quantitative growth of educational institutions. According to statistics of the State Committee of Ukraine for Religious Affairs, as of 2005, there were nearly 10 thousand Sunday schools and 173 religious educational institutions of different religious affiliations and structures (from primary to vocational education institutions), a quarter of which belong to the Orthodox branch of Christianity. This has created a new situation in the religious education system that needs special study and research.