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







Saturday, 6 July 2013

ARCHIMANDRITE JOHN MAITLAND MOIR (1924-2013) - Memory Eternal

Fr John Salter writes in Chrysostom for Apostles-Dormition 2013:


Father John was a long-standing member of the Anglican & Eastern Churches’ Association both as an Anglican and as an Orthodox priest. He was a priest at the Orthodox church of St. Andrew, in Edinburgh, but also founded some Orthodox centres in Scotland. He was also chaplain to the Orthodox at Edinburgh University, and he died peacefully in the Scottish capital on 17th April 2013.

Father John studied Classics at Christ Church, Oxford, and theology at Cuddesdon College, and in 1950-51, as an Anglican, at the Greek Theological College of Halki in Istanbul. On his return to Scotland he was ordained in the Episcopal Church.

In 1981 he travelled to Mount Athos, having resigned his ministry in the Diocese of Moray, and was received into the Orthodox Church in the monastery of Simonopetra. He returned to London and served faithfully for 30 years in the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Father John had inherited a fortune, but he died virtually penniless as he gave so much away. No down-and–out or alcoholic was ever turned away from his home. Homeless tramps would be found sleeping on his sofa. He was tireless in his concern for victims of torture and persecuted Christians throughout the world. As his health, always poor, declined further and as he lost his sight he spent more and more time in prayer. He could be described as an Orthodox staretz.

May his memory be eternal !

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