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 March - 3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday

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.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Eastern Christianity in the Middle East: January-March Course at Oxford

Centre for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford

Anthony O’Mahony

Director of the Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London and Research Fellow, Blackfriars, University of Oxford


This series of lectures explores the traditions, histories and contemporary context of Eastern Christianity in the Middle East. The modern Middle East has been a challenging environment for Christians and their churches – a period marked by the ending of the Ottoman Empire, colonialism and the creation of nation states; by genocide and displacement, interreligious conflict.

Christianity in the Middle East is complex and diverse, characterized by deep and rich religious and spiritual resources – Armenian, Coptic, Syriac. Despite challenges the Christian churches in the region have responded beyond survival with a profound and significant contribution to theology, spirituality and dialogue between religions.



From 11.00am – 12.30pm

Coffee/tea is provided before each lecture, from 10.30am

10.30am Registration (first week only in Rewley House Reception)


·         Thursday 28 January 2016

Eastern Christianity in the Middle East – ancient traditions, modern histories, contemporary challenges

·         Thursday 4 February 2016

Between the Desert and the World: Coptic Christianity in modern Egypt

·         Thursday 11 Feb 2016

After the Genocide: Armenian and the Syriac Christianity in the wider Western Asia

·         Thursday 18 Feb 2016

Tradition at the Heart of Renewal: Monasticism and Spirituality in the Middle East Today

·         Thursday 25 Feb 2016

Conflict, displacement and revival: The Church of the East/Chaldean Church in Iraq

·         Thursday 3 March 2016

Christianity and Jerusalem: identity, religion and the politics of presence in the Holy Land

  £98 for the course. Book on line at www.conted.ox.ac.uk

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