<h2>AUTHORS: Tetiana TSYMBAL, Olena GEORGIIEVA</h2>
<pre>Danubius, XL, Galati, 2022, pp. 193-208.</pre>
The article presents the results of a historiographical study of the role of the Ukrainian church in the cultural area of the diaspora. The peculiarities of the foundation and functioning of Ukrainian churches of different confessions outside Ukraine, have been analyzed. The conditions of forming church centers of the Ukrainian diaspora and their functions have been considered. The Ukrainian church in the diaspora is seen as one of the ways of existential rootedness of immigrants on a new cultural and historical basis. The significant contribution of Ukrainian priests to the creation of a favorable socio-psychological climate in the Ukrainian diaspora, in particular, and to the cultural development of the countries of residence in general is emphasized. It is argued that the religious faith and the institution of the Ukrainian church are a way to preserve national identity and a means of existential rootedness of Ukrainian immigrants on a new cultural and historical basis.