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







Friday, 22 November 2013

Pope's Address to Participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

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At 12 o’clock today, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace, Pope Francis received participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. After the address of the Congregation Prefect, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Pope Francis gave the following address which Zenit translates below.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“Christ is the light of the peoples”: so exhorts the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. From East to West the whole Church renders this testimony to the Son of God; this Church that, as the same conciliar text evidences immediately, “is present in every nation of the earth […], in fact, all the faithful scattered throughout the world are in communion in the Holy Spirit” (n. 13). “Thus, it then adds, quoting John Chrysostom – one who is at Rome knows that the Indians are her members” (Homily on John 65, 1: PG 59, 361).

The memorable Second Vatican Council also had the merit of explicitly mentioning that in the ancient liturgies of the Oriental Churches, in their theology, spirituality and canonical discipline 'there remains conspicuous the tradition that has been handed down from the Apostles through the Fathers and that forms part of the divinely revealed and undivided heritage of the universal Church’ (Decree Orientalium Ecclesiarum, 1).

Today I am truly happy to receive the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops, together with the Cardinals, the Metropolitans and the Bishops members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. I thank Cardinal Leonardo Sandri for the greeting he addressed to me and I am grateful for the collaboration I receive from the Dicastery and from each one of you.

Read the full address on Zenit here:
Pope's Address to Participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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