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







Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Consensus of Greek and Latin Fathers | Pater Noster

The famous dialogue between the Greek Nicetas and the Latin Anselm in 1136 divided strongly over the papacy, the Filioque and other things, but concluded that (1) these divisive matters did not hinder salvation (implying that the schism did not exist and they were still one church) and (2) these problems could be resolved by a consensus of the Greek and Latin Fathers.

At Florence, the Greeks were apparently surprised to find that the Latin fathers taught things that appeared to support the Filioque. St. Mark of Ephesos, who famously opposed the union, wrote an entire treatise against the Latin consecration of the elements, in direct opposition to the Latin father St. Ambrose of Milan (d. 397). St. Mark of Ephesos, nor the other Greek detractors of Latin dogmas (such as St. Photios) DID NOT KNOW LATIN, thus their understanding of these teachings is at best inadequate and at worst ignorant.

On the other hand, Latin Christians have for centuries (esp. since Trent) deeply prejudiced the Greek tradition and sought to subsume it into the Latin milieu which is somehow “more Catholic.” Despite great efforts at Vatican II to rectify this sin, Eastern Catholics still feel like second class citizens, as even their priests in large areas of the diaspora are restricted from following the Greek tradition of married priests. Thus the Orthodox who refuse communion with Rome are in some sense justified in their caution.

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The Consensus of Greek and Latin Fathers | Pater Noster
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