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 10th June, 4pm

SSJC Committee Open Meeting: Monday 19th June, Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 Liturgy, Talk at 7-15, followed by meeting.

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.













Sunday, 15 December 2013

President of Pontifical Council for Unity visits Patriarchate of Moscow - Asia News

The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity will also meet with the Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill . In St. Petersburg’s Academy of Theology, the Cardinal addresses conference on the progress of the Catholic-Orthodox dialogue.

Vatican City ( AsiaNews) - Another step forward in relations between the Catholic Church and the Moscow Patriarchate, this is how the visit of Card. Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to Moscow is being seen.

The cardinal, according to a Council press release, will meet Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Patriarchate.  The latter was received by Pope Francis (pictured) on November 12 last. During the visit of Metropolitan Hilarion did not rule out a possible meeting of the Pope with Kirill , though not in Moscow. In this regard , Father Hyacinthe Destivelle ,of  the Pontifical Council , told Vatican Radio that "each time the Cardinal meets the Patriarch or Metropolitan Hilarion meets the Pope, there are discussions about this (possible encounter of the Pope with the Patriarch) everybody now can see that we need this meeting, yes".

During his visit to Russia, in St. Petersburg's Accademy of Theology the Cardinal will address a conference on the progress of the Catholic-Orthodox dialogue . The cardinal will also visit the monastery of Alexander Nevsky Lavra , which is celebrating its third anniversary .

During his stay in Russia , Card. Koch, at the invitation of the Archbishop Paolo Pezzi , the ordinary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow , will preside at the celebration of the jubilee of the basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria in St. Petersburg and will meet with the Catholic clergy in the context of meetings dedicated to the pastoral council Vatican II and ecumenical dialogue.

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VATICAN - RUSSIA Card. Koch visits Patriarchate of Moscow - Asia News
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