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 9th September, 4pm

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







Wednesday, 22 May 2013

From The Tablet: Syriac Catholic Patriarch hits out at West

 

14 May 2013

The Syriac Catholic Patriarch said the ongoing violence in Syria was the result of Western nations carrying out a geopolitical strategy "to split Syria and other countries" in the Middle East.

Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan told Catholic News Service: "It's not a question of promoting democracy or pluralism as the West wants us to understand of its policies. This is a lie, this is hypocrisy."

The Beirut-based Patriarch said Western nations encouraged conflict in the Middle East "in the name of the so-called awakening of people, of democracy," adding that "so-called Western democracy" cannot be exported to countries that still look at religion as a base for ruling their regimes or political life.

He said that in Syria, as in Iraq after the US-led invasion, many Christians have fled their homeland. "Christians in the Middle East have been not only abandoned, but we have been lied to and betrayed by Western nations, like the United States and the European Union," he said.
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