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 10th June, 4pm
SSJC Committee Open Meeting: Monday 19th June, Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 Liturgy, Talk at 7-15, followed by meeting.
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The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email email@example.com for details.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The restoration of the cave church, funded by public institutions in Turkey, started in September 2012 and were supposed to last about a year. The most challenging part of the work involved the safety of the church and the entire area. Mount Silpius, on whose side opens what is also known as the Grotto of St. Peter with a stone facade. The mosaics inside, properly restored, were covered with sheets of glass and accented with lighting pavement.
Since 1967, thanks to Pope Paul VI, you can gain plenary indulgence by making a pilgrimage to the holy cave, the only historical record of ancient Christian Antioch, the "Queen of the East that competed with Rome", Alexandria, Jerusalem and Constantinople at the time of Pentarchy. The cave church still retains the character that the Crusaders gave, who conquered Antioch in 1098. But the Byzantines had already turned into the chapel the place where they met the first Christians in times of persecution, in the city where for the first time the disciples of Jesus were called Christians and where St. Peter was bishop before coming to Rome.
The restoration puts an end to the state of abandonment besetting the Grotto of Peter, made even more daunting by previous restorations. In past years, Patriarchs and Bishops were always present in the celebrations that were held on the occasion of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 24/06/2014)
The restoration of the cave church of St. Peter in Antioch is almost complete - Fides News Agency