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 4 February 2015

Study Day 28 February: Christianity in the Middle East - Tantur and the Heythrop Centre for Eastern Christianity

"Christianity in the Middle East: present challenges and future possibilities"

Jointly convened by the British Trust for Tantur and the Centre for Eastern Christianity
Saturday 28th February 2015 , at University of Notre Dame London Centre, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG (off Trafalgar Square)
10.30 arrivals and coffee and registration. From 11 am to 1 pm
  • Bishop Antoine Audo SJ Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo, Syria: Christianity in the Middle East: Present Challenges and Future Possibilities read through the Experience of Syria
  • Response by Dr Suha Rassam
  • Mariz Tadros University of Sussex: Coptic Christianity in Egypt Today
Lunch break (bring your own packed lunch, hot drinks provided), from 1-45 pm to 4-15 pm
  • Revd Vrej Nersessian (Former Curator of Eastern Christian Collection The British Library): The Armenian Christian Tradition: history, theology and ecclesiology
  • Anthony O’Mahony (Heythrop College, University of London): Christian Ecumenism in the Middle East past, present and future challenges to the Global Church
  • Any Questions: panel with the speakers
All are welcome: For practical planning we need people to fill in an application form from the Tantur website and return with £5 cheque made out to The British Trust for Tantur and sent to the Right Revd John Went, The Rectory, Latimer, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1UA. Website: http://www.tanturbritishtrust.org.uk/2015/01/conference-invitation-christianity-middle-east-present-challenges-future-possibilities/

Study Day 5 February: Eastern Catholics in the modern Middle East, at Heythrop Centre for Eastern Christianity

The first study day in 2015 has been set for Friday 6th February 2015. The day will be hosted at Heythrop College and will run 11AM - 6PM, commencing with coffee from 10-15 AM:

"Eastern Catholics in the modern Middle East: Diaspora, Ecumenism and emerging identities"
11 am to 1-15 pm
  • A. O'Mahony (Heythrop College, University of London): "Introduction: Eastern Catholicism today between the Middle East, Europe and Diaspora – Challenges and Contexts"
  • Robin Gibbons (Centre for Christianity & Culture, Regent’s College, University of Oxford & Visiting Fellow, Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London): "The Melkite Catholic Church between the Middle East and the West: aspects of liturgy, pastoral theology, canon law and ecclesiology"
  • Stefanie Hugh-Donovan (Heythrop College, University of London): "Olivier Clément: A European Theologian between Eastern and Western Christianity - a reflection on ​"the Antiochian Paradigm​" for relations between Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox​, pointers from the Middle East for Europe today"
Lunch break (bring your own packed lunch, hot drinks provided). Then from 2 pm to 3-30 pm
  • Joelle Richa (Heythrop College, University of London): "The Maronites: eremetical identity, spiritual renewal and the laity"
  • Emily Tavcar: (Blackfriars, University of Oxford) "The Association of Hebrew Catholics and Hebrew Catholic Identity"
After tea, from4 pm to 5-30 pm

  • John Whooley (Diocese of Westminster and Independent Scholar): "The Armenian Catholic Church: Present Dilemmas"
  • Kristian Girling (Heythrop College, University of London): "'How can I close the house of God?' Maintaining and consolidating the Chaldean Catholic Church 1914-2014: Ecclesiological, social and political perspectives"
All welcome.