Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 8th August, 2015, 4 pm

Festival of the Eastern Catholic Churches - Saturday August 1st 2015 - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ

1030 - Holy Qurbana in English - Mass of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

12 noon - Welcome and Film: Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia- A Cultural interface of Religion and Music

1245 - Picnic Lunch (bring your own: tea & coffee provided)

1330 - Film: Aramaic, Jesus and India: A connection through language and music

1400 - Talk by Revd Dr Joseph Palackal - The Syriac Heritage in India - the ancient sacred language of worship and the music tradition

1445 - The Suffering Eastern Churches - Presentation from Aid to the Church in Need, SSJC Aid Partner, by John Newton

1630 - Ukrainian Catholic Great Vespers of Sunday

with "Indian Christianity" Exhibition


Requested Fee - £10 including donation for Aid to the Church in Need

Booking essential at - johnchrysostom@btinternet.com





Monday, 2 November 1998

East-West Monastic Meeting II, Minster Abbey, Autumn 1998

The Orientale Lumen movement in England was initiated as a series of East-West Christian Monastic Meetings by the community of Roman Catholic Benedictine nuns at Minster Abbey. The first took place in 1996 at St Mildred's Priory, Minster Abbey, Kent; the second in 1998.

The Meeting included a celebration of the Leave-Taking of the Holy Cross at the Orthodox parish in Margate. The talks included
  • Monasticism in Egypt, Fr Asheia al-Baramosy, a Coptic Orthodox priest-monk from the recently founded Coptic community at Birchington, Kent. This was an illustrated address on his home monastery and the revival of monasticism in Egypt
  • Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Abbot Hugh of Pluscarden
  • Repentance in the Rule of St Benedict, Mother Mary John OSB, Malling Abbey, Kent
  • Saint Maria Skobtsiva among the poor in the Paris of World War II, Dr Philip Boobyer, University of Kent at Canterbury
  • Prisoners of Conscience in 20th Century Russia: Suffering and Spirituality, Dr Philip Boobyer
  • The Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor, Fr Maximus, Greek Orthodox Church
A short account of the Meeting was subsequently given by Sister Benedict Gaughan OSB in One in Christ, volume 40, no. 3, April 2005.