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"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, 19 August 2013

Relics for the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral have been sealed with the blessing of UGCC Head

Relics for the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral have been sealed with the blessing of UGCC Head

Relics for the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral have been sealed with the blessing of UGCC Head

Friday, 16 August 2013, 18:13


With the blessing of His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), UGCC Head, the director of the Centre for the Beatification and Canonization of Saints of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Rev. Polikarp Nartseliuk, and the Secretary of His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Rev. Oleh Oleksa, sealed the relics of the saints for the altar of the Patriarchal Cathedral. The Rite of the Sealing of the Relics took place on August 15, 2013.

 

According to church regulations, the relics were placed in the four corners and the centre of the main altar during the consecration.  Into the altar of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ were placed the relics of Apostles Peter, Paul and Andrew the First-Called, Popes Clement of Rome and Martin, who perished on Ukrainian lands, the bishop-martyr Saint Josaphat, and Blessed priest martyrs of the 20th century Mykola Charnetsky and Josaphat Kotsylovsky.

 Fr Polikarp relates that the relics for the Cathedral were found in the box of relics for sealing onto icons under a sealed wax stamp, as proof of authenticity. The reliquaries were opened and the relics  divided into parchment envelops, prepared especially for this purpose by the Centre for the Postulation of Causes for the Beatification and Canonization of Saints of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

These parchment envelopes were then sealed and validated under the seal of His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
Patriarch +Sviatoslav processes with the relics into the Sobor.
Patriarch Sviatoslav processes with the relics into the Sobor on the eve of its consecration.


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