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.

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"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

WCC gives thanks for the life and witness of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka


WCC gives thanks for the life and witness of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka21 March 2014 - Geneva


The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “deep sorrow” over the death of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas, supreme spiritual head of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East.


An eminent ecumenical leader and a former WCC president from 1998 to 2006, Ignatius passed away on 21 March in Kiel, Germany, at the age of 81.


“Many in the leadership of the World Council of Churches had the privilege of working closely with Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas throughout the many years of his association and involvement in the ecumenical movement,” Tveit said in a letter to the Syrian Orthodox Church worldwide, issued on 21 March.

Tveit went on to say that many recall Ignatius’ “caring love for all, his genuine hospitality and his kind, encouraging words in all circumstances.”


“We are indebted to him for the contributions he has made over the years and the significant leadership he has demonstrated in the course of his long years of service,” he added. As a metropolitan of his church, Ignatius participated in several WCC meetings. He represented his church as an observer to Second Vatican Council. In his tribute to Ignatius, Tveit remembered his “contribution to the dialogue of his church with Rome, which resulted in important Christological agreements, helping to overcome theological confusions and misunderstandings which had divided Christians for centuries.”


“We thank God for the life and witness of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his church, his beloved spiritual sons and daughters. “May his memory remain eternal in our Lord’s mind, and in the heart of all who knew and loved him,” Tveit concluded.



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