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.