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

“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

"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights." (Proverbs 3:11,12 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our distresses are notorious, even though we leave them untold, for now their sound has gone out into all the world. The doctrines of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set at nought; the devices of innovators are in vogue in the Churches; now men are rather contrivers of cunning systems than theologians; the wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived. All this is enough to stir the pity of men who have learnt the love of Christ; but, compared with the actual state of things, words fall very far short....

Saint Basil the Great
(Letter 90)