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

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Armenian Catholics - VIS news - Holy See Press Office

NB The Armenian Catholic Church sui iuris is headed not by a prelate in Armenia itself but by patriarch corresponding to the Armenian Apostolic Catholicos based in Lebanon, of the Holy House of Cilicia. It is important to bear in mind that the Armenian people, like the Georgians historically, are spread across the Middle East and cannot be confined to one ethnic territory alone. Rootedness in Asia Minor, the Holy Land and in Syria-Lebanon is ancient. Note too that the while the Armenian Apostolic Church (part of the communion of non-Chalcedonian Oriental Orthodox Churches) has a patriarch in Turkey in Constantinople (Istanbul), the Catholic Churches (whether Latin, Greek-Catholic or Armenian) do not maintain a claim to a patriarchal see, out of respect to the sole holder of the dignity of patriarch of the ancient Christian imperial capital, namely the head of the Byzantine Orthodox Church there, the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Vatican City, 21 May 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:

- acknowledged that the Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, Lebanon, with the consent of the permanent Synod, has accepted the resignation from the office of coadjutor archbishop of the archieparchy of Istanbul of the Armenians, Turkey, presented by Archbishop George Khazzoum in accordance with canon 210 para. 1 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

- appointed Archpriest Levon Boghos Zekiyan, emeritus lecturer at the Universita Ca' Foscari, Venice, as apostolic administrator “sede plena” of the archieparchy of Istanbul of the Armenians (Catholics 3,339, priests 6, religious 6), Turkey, elevating him to the dignity of Archbishop. The bishop-elect was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1943, gave his solemn vows in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1967. He has assumed the pastoral care of the Armenian diaspora and the fraternity of Sts. Nicola and Sergio in the Patriarchate of Venice and has served as ordinary professor of Armenian language at the Universita Ca' Foscari, Venice, and as a lecturer at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. He has also served as Academic of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and consultor for the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.


VIS news - Holy See Press Office: OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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