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

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Patriarch H.H.Ignatius Zakka I Iwas' Contribution to Christian Unity

Dr M T Anthony, our friend and member representing the Syrian Christian tradition from India, who is himself a member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, comments:

The death of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is sad news for the Syriac Christian Community in India, as about half of the Saint Thomas Christians sought help from Syriac Orthodox Church when the Portuguese Missionaries tried to Latinise the Thomas Christians community in the 16th century.

Since then, a section received ecclesial communion with the Syriac Orthodox Church and now, they have a Catholicose - similar to Major Archbishop - in Kerala. Mor Zakka I took initiatives on ecumenical dialogues with the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Out of 51 Bishops consecrated by Patriarch Zacha I, 22 are from Kerala, India.

Read more here on the Syriac Orthodox Church's engagement with ecumenism:

Patriarch H.H.Ignatius Zakka I Iwas & the Syrian Orthodox Church's Contribution to Ecumenism
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