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 June - 3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday

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.

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Church and Its Boundaries: A Study of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches

By Elina Hellqvist

Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft 65
Helsinki 2011, 325 pp.
ISBN 978-951-9047-73-7
ISSN 1236-9675
Soft EUR 30
ID: 55-202-30463
The relationship between the Orthodox Churches and the World Council of Churches (WCC) reached a critical point just before the 8th Assembly of the WCC in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1998. The Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC, inaugurated in Harare, worked during the period 1999–2002 to solve the crisis and secure Orthodox participation in the WCC. The study shows how the initial, specific and individual Orthodox concerns led to a profound ecclesiological discussion and that resulted in concrete changes in WCC practices, the best known of which is the change to decision-making by consensus. The study spans the years 1998 to 2006, from the WCC Harare Assembly to the Porto Alegre Assembly. Hence, the initiation and immediate reception of the Special Commission are included in the study.

The book can be ordered from Bookstore Tiedekirja, Kirkkokatu 14, FIN-00170 Helsinki, or online at www.tiedekirja.fi
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