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 14th July - 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.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Society of St Maximus, Baltimore - a new Chapter of SSJC

In the Baltimore area, there started in 1995 an ecumenical group, The Society of Saint Maximus the Confessor. The name was suggested by a co-founding then Orthodox priest, Father Chrysostom Frank, since St. Maximus (venerated in both East and West) was the quintessential Byzantine theologian and yet had such a high regard for the Roman Church - and also helped the East understand some of the differences with the West, even regarding the controversial use of the Filioque in the Latin tradition. Perhaps St Maximus could be a model of both fidelity (he gave his life for the Truth) and openness of mind and heart, as he mediated between east and west in hours of misunderstandings.

More recently, under the guidance of Father Paschal Morlino, OSB, the Society has affiliated with the Society of Saint John Chrysostom (which sponsors the excellent Orientale Lumen Conferences in DC and elsewhere). Father Paschal is bi-ritual.

The group, of mostly Catholics and Orthodox, meets several times each season on a Sunday evening at Saint Benedict Parish in Baltimore.

If anyone is interested and would like to join us, we'd love to have you! Contact us by email and we will gladly give details and directions. We are blessed to have among our participants clergy and laity of both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches! Good fellowship, good food, and an experience of unity in Christ! Ut unum sint!


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