Every second Saturday of the month, Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ.
4pm Divine Liturgy. Next: 13th November 2021

Very sadly, the Divine Liturgy in English at 9-30 am on Sundays at the Holy Family Cathedral, Lower Church, have had to be put on hold. Until the practicalities we cannot use the Lower Church space. Hopefully this will be resolved very soon. Please keep checking in here for details.

Owing to public health guidance, masks should still be worn indoors and distance maintained. Sanitisers are available. Holy Communion is distributed in both kinds from the mixed and common chalice, by means of a separate Communion spoon for each individual communicant.

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.

Wednesday 28 January 2009

Election of Patriarch Kirill

The Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday 27 January 2009 elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russian, the new spiritual father and head of the Russian Orthodox Church in succession to Patriarch Alexei II, who died in December.

Metropolitan Kirill has been charged in recent years with the Russian Orthodox Church's external relations and ecumenical work towards Christian Unity, especially with the Roman Catholic Church. He is well known in the Catholic world. having met Cardinal Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, as well as Pope Benedict XVI, on many occasions. In the past his studies and interests brought him to England where he was a good friend of Cardinal Hume's and the Beendictine community of Ampleforth.

The Society promises its prayers for Metropolitan Kirill as he assumes the duties of Patriarch, especially trusting that the good relations and friendships of many years can be built on in the pressing search for reconciliation between Catholics and Orthodox, and the realisation of Christian Unity, "that the world may believe."

Thursday 22 January 2009

We will begin to post articles from our twice-yearly periodical, Chrysostom, from February 2009