On 5th May 2007 some 800 members of the Carmelite Family in Britain gathered in York Minster to celebrate the Eucharist with His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jesusalem, in commemoration of the 8th centenary of the giving of the Carmelite Way of Life (Rule) by Saint Albert the then Latin Patriarch.
In the afternoon following the Eucharist the Patriarch spoke at a Justice and Peace Forum at York Saint John University which focussed on the situation of the Christian communities in the Middle East. This was organised jointly by the Carmelites, Pax Christi (UK) and the Middlesbrough Diocese Justice and Peace Network.
- Images from the celebration in the Minster and the Justice and Peace Forum
- Account of the day with pictures by Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.
- Text of the homily from the Eucharist, preached by Antony Lester, O.Carm.
- Video footage of the Homily (below)
- Video slideshow of images (below)