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







Saturday, 6 July 2013

HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARIA OF YUGOSLAVIA - Memory Eternal

Fr John Salter writes in Chrysostom Apostles-Dormition 2013:


In 1961 Her Majesty Queen Maria of The Serbs, the Croats and the Slovenes, the widow of the assassinated King Alexander, daughter of Queen Marie of Romania and a great grand­daughter of Queen Victoria, died in exile in England and was buried at Frogmore in Windsor Great Park. This spring the body of this Orthodox Queen was disinterred and taken for burial in the Royal Tombs in Belgrade, in the presence of her Majesty’s grandson Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, the Orthodox Kings of Bulgaria and Greece and her grandson and grand daughter T.R.Hs Prince Nicholas and Princess Katerina of Yugoslavia.

Her Majesty’s life had been tragic – the loss of her husband at the hands of an assassin in Marseilles her elder son’s loss of his throne and the exile of her family. She remained a rallying point for exiled Yugoslavs in this country and worked hard in visiting her former subjects and supporting their cathedral of St.Savva, the former Anglican church of St. Columb in Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London.

May the Handmaid of God, Maria, now Rest in Peace.

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