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.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Easter in the Holy Land from 2013: The Prayer of Soufanieh

Unity of Hearts - Unity of Christians - Unity of the Feast of Easter!
In furtherance of greater unity among Christians in the Holy Land, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with the agreement of the Apostolic See of Peter at Rome, has decided to modify its Liturgical Calendar, more specifically its method of calculating the Paschal New Moon and thus the date of Easter. From now it will follow the practice of the Orthodox, as well as Eastern Catholic, Churches in the same land.

Easter therefore was not yet happened in the Holy Land in 2013. Rather than March 31 as in the rest of the Latin Church, Easter 2013 will be celebrated on May 5th.

But to meet the needs of pilgrims coming to Jerusalem and Bethlehem this year, Latin churches in these cities will not follow the new arrangements.

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