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 11th November, 4pm

But see below for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy in Westminster Cathedral on 28th October, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Exarchate & Eparchy in the UK, served by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father & Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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, 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