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, 5 February 2014

RUSSIA Over 100 religious at Sochi Olympics. Kirill blesses the athletes - Asia News

Priests , rabbis , kosher food and churches and chapels at the Winter Games , which open February 7 on the Black Sea. Patriarch Kirill consecrates Orthodox church near the Olympic Village .
Moscow (AsiaNews ) - More than 100 religious from the five major world religions will be working during the Winter Olympics , which start on 7 February in Sochi. They will be 'deployed ' at the two main areas where the sporting events will take place: the "coastal" centre at Adler and the "mountain" centre in Krasnaya Polyana . "Over 100 people are on duty to provide psychological and spiritual help to the participants, guests and spectators of the Games ( February 7 to 23 ) and Paralympic Games (7-16 March)", the Sochi press office stated.

For the Jewish community 12 rabbis will available from all over the world who speak Spanish , French, English and Hebrew. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia has also ensured that kosher food will be served in the Olympic Village.

There are three inter-religious centers in the coastal area while there are some prayer rooms in the mountain area. However, Interfax reports "there will not be regular services".

Meanwhile, on February 5, the Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill is expected in Sochi to bless the athletes of the Russian national team. As RIA Novosti reports, the primate of the Orthodox will celebrate a Moleben (liturgy of intercession) in the "most Olympic" church in the region , that of the Holy Image of Christ the Saviour "made without hands", in the Imeretinsky valley. The building was built specifically for the Winter Games, although local historians claim that there already was an ancient Byzantine temple on the place where this church is located, between the ninth and tenth centuries - before the baptism of Rus'. The church was consecrated on 2 February by Metropolitan Isidore of Kuban.

For Catholics there is the central parish of Sochi, dedicated to the Holy Apostles Simon and Jude, and opened in 1997. Before there was only a small chapel in the city, at the Polish national cultural center. ( N.A.)


Read more here:
RUSSIA Over 100 religious at Sochi Olympics. Kirill blesses the athletes - Asia News

And also here:
http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/66557.htm
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