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 11th November, 4pm

But see below for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy in Westminster Cathedral on 28th October, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Exarchate & Eparchy in the UK, served by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father & Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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.

"It's Now or Never: The Return of the Eastern Christians to Iraq and Syria" - John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need gives the annual Christopher Morris Lecture in the Society's 90th year. Monday 27th November at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 pm Divine Liturgy, 7-15 pm Lecture, 8-15 pm Reception. £10 donation requested. RSVP to johnchrysostom@btinternet.com

Monday, 24 September 2012

Bethlehem Icon School

In the summer, we arranged for the iconographer Ian Knowles, founding director of the Bethlehem Icon School, to give a presentation on the School, and to tell us something of his work to conserve the endangered native tradition of icon-painting of the Holy Land. The School is under the patronage of the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem of the Melkite Catholic Church, but enjoys too the support of local Latin religious communities and the Orthodox.

See this post for a remarkable icon - Our Lady of the Wall - requested as a sign of goodness, justice and reconciliation by Bethlehem Christians of all kinds, to be painted on the wall of separation by the State of Israel on expropriated land. We hope to publish shortly a summary of Ian's challenging and inspiring talk. We are delighted that the event raised over £500. This may not sound a great deal, but it represents 5% of the School's running costs for 2012-13 - an unexpected Godsend. We are most grateful to the generosity of our members and guests, as well as to our hosts at Heythrop College.

The School now has its first class of students and we are delighted to share the first newsletter of the inaugural academic year.

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