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

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our Lord Jesus Christ..., who came to liberate mankind, in which both males and females are destined to salvation, was not adverse to males, for He took the form of a male, nor to females, for of a female He was born. Besides, there is a great mystery here: that just as death comes to us through a woman, Life is born to us through a woman; that the devil - defeated - would be tormented by each nature, feminine and masculine, since he had taken delight in the defection of both.

St. Augustine of Hippo, Ca. A.D. 397, Christian Combat 22, 24 in The Faith of the Early Fathers (Jurgens, Liturgical Press) 3:50, no. 1578