Historic Ukrainian Catholic Liturgies now Available
in DVD from OLTV

Fairfax, Virginia – In October, 2017 two historic celebrations of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom in the Ukrainian language took place in London, England. The first was in Westminster Cathedral, the central Catholic Cathedral of all of Great Britain and Wales, hosted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.  The second was in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family near Grosvenor Square and Oxford Street.  

For the Liturgy in Westminster Cathedral, Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kyiv, was the main celebrant with 30 other Eastern Catholic bishops from all of Europe and 20 Roman Catholic bishops of Great Britain.  Over 1,000 people attended and a 100-voice choir led the singing.  Cardinal Nichols welcomed everyone and was the homilist.  This was the first time in history that such a large celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy occurred in Westminster, and the first time that special permission was given for video recording in the cathedral.


For the Liturgy in Holy Family Cathedral, Archbishop Cyril Vasyl, Secretary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches in the Vatican, was the main celebrant and Archbishop Sviatoslav delivered the homily.  The occasion was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Eparchy (Diocese) of the Holy Family for Ukrainian Catholics in all of Great Britain.

Orientale Lumen TeleVision (OLTV) is the media production ministry of the Orientale Lumen Foundation and Conferences, which promotes ecumenical dialogue among Eastern Catholic,  Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.  Annual conferences have been meeting in Washington for over 20 years, and OLTV has produced over 300 hours of lectures, liturgies, audio and video books, conference plenary sessions, and special events.  Streaming video of a selection of these videos can be found at www.oltv.tv or on our YouTube channel titled “OLTeleVision.”

Discount advance orders are being taken through May 15, 2018 with delivery scheduled for early June.  Discount pricing for bulk orders from parishes or other groups is also available.  Each DVD is approximately 2 hours long.  More details and online ordering of the DVDs is available at http://olfoundation.net/new-products/  or by calling 703-691-8862.


Teachings of Christ

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold that comes from the devil - for the devil is cold - let us call on the Lord. He will come to warm our hearts with perfect love, not only for Him but also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will flee before the heat of His countenance.

St. Seraphim of Sarov