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

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Encyclical On Ecumenism and the Recent Meeting Between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope in Jerusalem

After the meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem, Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki says no more "yelling with offensive tones against the West" (by which he means the Western Catholic Church), and then describes Catholicism as "papal cacodoxy", adding for good measure "the West has been swimming in a sea of corrupted morals, delusions and heretical beliefs", "the organised deception of the Unia" [was he asleep at Balamand?], and "the West has lost its faith", before calling on the West to "humbly confess its doctrinal aberrations and its need to return to the "fullness of truth" " (ie modern Orthodoxy).

Meanwhile, people with something constructive to say are painstakingly conducting dialogues and encounters to resolve our differences and estrangement.

Read the full pious encyclical here on MYSTAGOGY: An Encyclical On Ecumenism and the Recent Meeting Between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope in Jerusalem

Also, see Fr Thomas Hopko on how only Rome, not modern Orthodoxy, needs to change for there to be unity here.
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