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 9th September, 4pm

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







Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Pope Visits Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople in Istanbul Hospital Before Departing From Turkey | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

Istanbul, December 01, 2014 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov

Just before departing from Turkey, Pope Francis made an unexpected stop when deciding to visit the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople in the hospital.

At the end of his three-day visit, shortly before leaving for the airport to fly back to Rome, the Holy Father paid a visit to the seriously ill Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, Mesrob Mutafyan. The patriarch is being cared for at the San Salvatore Armenian hospital in Istanbul, Vatican Radio reported.

According to the Armenian Press Agency Armenpress, the patriarch is suffering from alzheimers. The news was announced in July 2008. Since that time, he has withdrawn from his duties and public life.

In spite of this, he still remains officially patriarch and archbishop, while Archbishop Aram Atesyan, runs the patriarchate’s day to day operations.

In January 2011, the source added, an official communque confirmed the patriarch was suffering from frontal temporal degenerative dementia. It also noted his mental and physical conditions were rapidly deteriorating.

(December 01, 2014) © Innovative Media Inc.


Pope Makes Unexpected Stop Before Departing From Turkey | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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