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

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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