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

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?" (Mark 8:34-37 ESV)

Theophany

When You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge praise You in song: * "You have come, and You have appeared, O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Theophany is a Greek word meaning "manifestation or appearence of God".

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

We truly love God and keep His commandments if we restrain ourselves from our pleasures. For he who still abandons himself to unlawful desires certainly does not love God, since he contradicts Him in his own intentions. . . Therefore, he loves God truly, whose mind is not conquered by consent to evil delight. For the more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.

St. Gregory the Great