England


No canonical jurisdiction has been erected for the Belarusian Russian Greek-Catholic Church in England. Accordingly, its faithful are canonically subject to the local Latin Ordinary within whose diocese they reside. The Church does have an organized presence in the UK and the Apostolic Visitator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis for Belarusan Greek-Catholics Outside Belarus is resident there.

The incumbent Apostolic Visitator is a mitred protopresbyter, having requested not to be ordained to the episcopate. He does, however, exercise a spiritual omophor as regards the Church's faithful in the diaspora.


Photograph: Kyr Czes?aw Sipowicz, MIC, of blessed memory, late Apostolic Visitator for Belarusian Greek-Catholics Outside Belarus and the first Belarusian Greek-Catholic ordained to the episcopate since the Synod of Polatsk in 1838
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Metro Area: London (ENGLAND)
Ss Peter & Paul Belarusian Greek-Catholic Chapel
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Teachings of Christ

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (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.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching." (Proverbs 4:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

It is better to eat meat and drink wine and not to eat the flesh of one's brethren through slander.

Abba Hyperechius