Every second Saturday of the month, Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ.
3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday. Next: 12th December 2020

Every Sunday - 9am Divine Liturgy in English (fully or mostly) at the Holy Family Cathedral

Owing to public health regulations, services will be sung only by one reader or cantor. There is no singing by the people for the moment. If you wish to attend on Sunday, booking is essential on this phone line: 07956 066727. Masks must be worn and distance maintained.

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 for details.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Patriarch H.H.Ignatius Zakka I Iwas' Contribution to Christian Unity

Dr M T Anthony, our friend and member representing the Syrian Christian tradition from India, who is himself a member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, comments:

The death of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is sad news for the Syriac Christian Community in India, as about half of the Saint Thomas Christians sought help from Syriac Orthodox Church when the Portuguese Missionaries tried to Latinise the Thomas Christians community in the 16th century.

Since then, a section received ecclesial communion with the Syriac Orthodox Church and now, they have a Catholicose - similar to Major Archbishop - in Kerala. Mor Zakka I took initiatives on ecumenical dialogues with the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Out of 51 Bishops consecrated by Patriarch Zacha I, 22 are from Kerala, India.

Read more here on the Syriac Orthodox Church's engagement with ecumenism:

Patriarch H.H.Ignatius Zakka I Iwas & the Syrian Orthodox Church's Contribution to Ecumenism

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