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 9th September, 4pm

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.

To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.

The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.




Friday, 17 April 2009

Fairouz sings the Passion of Christ

Fairouz, the legendary Lebanese singer, singing the 15th Antiphon at Matins of Good Friday in 1965 at a church in Beirut in Lebanon:

Today he who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon a Tree,
he who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns,
he who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in mocking purple,
he who freed Adam in the Jordan receives a blow on the face.
The Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails.
The Son of the Virgin is pierced by a lance.

We worship your Sufferings, O Christ;
we worship your Sufferings, O Christ;
we worship your Sufferings, O Christ;
show us also your glorious Resurrection.

(translation (c) Archimandrite Ephrem)

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