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







Friday, 18 July 2014

DECR chairman meets with Patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church | The Russian Orthodox Church





On 6 June 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syrian Catholic Church, Mor Ignatius Joseph III Younan, who was on a visit to St. Petersburg and Moscow together with a group of pilgrims.

Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the guests at the DECR premises on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and noted a particular importance of His Holiness’ visit to Syria and Lebanon in 2011, when he met with the Catholic Patriarchs of the Middle East. The DECR chairman underscored that the protection of Christians in the region drawn in the armed conflict is a priority for the Russian Orthodox Church. Her authorities try to do anything possible to help Christians by rendering them spiritual support and material aid and by taking part in the processes of peaceful settlement of the conflict.

Patriarch Joseph III Younan thanked Metropolitan Hilarion for hospitality and expressed deep gratitude to him and to Patriarch Kirill for the efforts undertaken by the Moscow Patriarchate for supporting the suffering Christians. As political and religious leaders of the West do not pay enough attention to the situations of Christians in the region, Christians in the Middle East are particularly grateful to Russia and the Russian Church for defending their interests and aid.

Metropolitan Hilarion assured the high guests that the Moscow Patriarchate in close cooperation with the Russian state will exert efforts for the achievement of peace and wellbeing of Christians in the Middle East.


Source and photos here, where Catholics are tagged as one of the "heterodoxies" - contrast that with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: DECR chairman meets with Patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church | The Russian Orthodox Church
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