The Ruthenian are an Eastern Slavic ethnic group. Their origins can be traced back to Slavic peoples who began to appear in the valleys of the Carpathian Mountains in small numbers during the fifth and sixth centuries. The Ruthenian are located in the remote and rugged Carpathian highlands which overlap portions of Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia. There are smaller populations in Czechia, Montenegro and Poland.
Traditional Ruthenian culture is characterized by the colorful and elaborate craftsmanship of their clothing, sculpture, architecture, woodworking, metalworking, rug weaving, pottery and egg decorating. They have their own folk songs and dances.
They are affiliated with the Greek Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches and consider membership to be a part of their national character.
The Ruthenian people need to take Christ’s yoke upon them and allow for his loving guidance.
Ask God to call out Bible believing Christians to disciple the Ruthenians to disciple others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in Ruthenian churches, turning hearts fully to Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Pray for them to see his blessings and to give him praise every day.
Scripture Prayers for the Ruthenian, Rusyn in Ukraine.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project
|People Name General
|People Name in Country
|Balkan Gypsy; Hungarian Gypsy; Jerides; Rusin; Rusy; Rusyn
|Population this Country
|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|1 (per PeopleGroups.org)
|Pioneer Workers Needed
|Ruthene / Ruthenian
|Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
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|Location in Country
|Zakarpats’ka oblast’. Source: Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Rusyn
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|Audio Bible teaching
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