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.













Thursday, 9 January 2014

Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia's Christmas Message - The Revival of the Armenian Community in Syria is a priority for All Armenians

 Antelias – On Monday 6 January His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Holy Liturgy and gave his Christmas message to the faithful at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. His Holiness stressed the theme of peace, following the message of Jesus the Prince of Peace in his parables and his blessing of the peacemakers. The Catholicos remarked that the peace of Jesus was built on justice and mutual love, and that the Church is called to make peace the core of its vocation.

His Holiness Aram I addressed the major conflicts within and between the countries of the world and, particularly, those in the Middle East. In the spirit of the message of peace that is central to the teachings of the two great monotheistic religions of Islam and Christianity, the Catholicos asked Christians and Muslims to denounce violence. His Holiness then reminded the faithful that although co-existence between the two religions has not always been easy, Christian-Muslim relations have nevertheless been sustained. The current violence, he continued, is the result of irresponsible actions by extremists, denounced by Muslims and Christians alike. He then urged Christians to remain attached to their roots and not to emigrate, but to grasp their responsibilities and stand up for their rights.

His Holiness described Lebanon as the ideal model for Christian-Muslim conviviality, a victim of regional conflicts and, at the same time, a bridge between the East and the West. He then urged the Armenian community to remain united and to help protect Lebanon’s independence and integrity.

The Catholicos concluded His message by addressing the suffering community in Syria. He told the faithful that they must go beyond simply thinking of or praying for the suffering Armenian community; they should seek to help them materially until the day when they recover from the current tragedy and rebuild their lives.

http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org
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