Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 11th November, 4pm

But see below for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy in Westminster Cathedral on 28th October, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Exarchate & Eparchy in the UK, served by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father & Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.
To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.
The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.

"It's Now or Never: The Return of the Eastern Christians to Iraq and Syria" - John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need gives the annual Christopher Morris Lecture in the Society's 90th year. Monday 27th November at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 pm Divine Liturgy, 7-15 pm Lecture, 8-15 pm Reception. £10 donation requested. RSVP to johnchrysostom@btinternet.com

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Midnight Liturgies Cancelled in Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq, DEC. 22, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Due to the ongoing violence against Iraqi Christians, Christmas Eve midnight Mass has been cancelled, and the Church has taken on an attitude of sobriety instead of festivity.

Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk reported to AsiaNews that due to security concerns, the midnight Mass will not take place in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk.

Also for security reasons, the churches will not be decorated, he noted, and Masses will be "somber" and held during the day.

"A sense of sadness and mourning prevails among Christians," the prelate reported, due to the Oct. 31 massacre in the Syrian Catholic cathedral of Baghdad and the ongoing violence.

"No one expects anything from the government as far as protecting Christians," he stated. "Political leaders are too caught up in setting up a new administration."

Despite this, Archbishop Sako said, "Christmas brings a message of hope."

"For us in Iraq," he added, "Christmas is a time of hope and joy as well as pain and martyrdom."
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