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

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

St Thomas Christians Blog

Fr Mark Woodruff, vice-chairman, writes

It was a great pleasure to make contact with a recent new member of the Society, Dr Martin Anthony from Chester. He is an active member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and we are delighted to link to his interesting blog on the Saint Thomas Christians, with roots from the earliest times in the ancient Churches of Persia and Iraq-Syria.

Dr Anthony presented me with the newly published "The Legacy of the Apostle Thomas in India" by the Revd Dr Andrews Mekkattukunnel, of the Oriental Institute of Religious Studies India, in Vadavathoor, Kottayam (Kerala) and  the DVD by the distinguished priest-musicologist Dr Joseph Palackal, "Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia", issued by the Christian Musicological Society of India.

Dr Anthony pointed out that, in view of ongoing Malaysian court decisions to forbid Christians to address God as "Allah", in the classic Syriac version of his Church's liturgy which predates the emergence of Islam, in the Thrice-Holy Hymn God is addressed as Holy God - "Qamdish Allaha".

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