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 14th July - 3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday

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.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Christianity in Iraq IX: Martyrdom in the Iraqi Church: Historic and Modern Perspectives; Conference

Centre of Eastern and Orthodox Christianity

Saturday 5th May 2012, 10-30 am to 4-30 pm

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London. All welcome

  • Opening Addresses - Dr. Erica C D Hunter (Study of Religions, SOAS), Sir Harold Walker (JMECA), Mrs. Joan Porter McIver (BISI)
  • Child martyrs in Syriac literature - Prof. Cornelia Horn (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Sogdian versions of the ‘Acts of the Persian Martyrs’ - Prof. Desmond Durkin Meisterernst (Berlin)
  • Elias of Nisibis on the martyrs of the Church of the East - Prof. Francois de Blois (Cambridge)
  • Did the Sassanids persecute Christians? - Prof. Richard Payne (Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts)
  • The trajectory of martyrdom in the Syriac Orthodox Church - Dr. Mikael Oez (Oxford)
  • The Assyrians of Iraq and literary manifestations of post-Saddam Persecution - Mr. Nineb Lamassu (Cambridge)
  • The impact of martyrdom on Iraqi Christians post-2003 - Dr. Suha Rassam (ICIN)
  • Statements by representatives of Iraqi Christian and Mandaean communities in London.
Supported by:
  • The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI)
  • Jerusalem and the Middle East Church Association (JMECA)
  • Department for the Study of Religions, SOAS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities, SOAS
For further information please contact:
Dr. Erica C D Hunter
Centre of Eastern and Orthodox Christianity,
Department of the Study of Religions,
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG
Email: eh9@soas.ac.uk

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