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

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"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, 14 November 2013

Hyderabad's Syrian Christians disappointed as trouble-torn Syria off pilgrim map - The Hindu

A priest at the Mar Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Cathedral at Mettuguda in Secunderabad. — Photo: G. Ramakrishna

Conflict thousands of miles away has turned killjoy for a section of the city’s Christians, depriving them of an opportunity to go on their annual pilgrimage to Syria.
 
Jacobite Syrian Christians, who owe allegiance to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, are a disturbed lot these days, what with the West Asian country caught in strife.
 
“Previously, annual pilgrimage packages covering Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Syria would be offered by a few travel agents at concessional rates. For two years now, conflict-ridden Syria has been removed from the offer,” said Tara Eapen, a member of the community.
 
Jacobite Syrian Christians from Kerala settled in the city about 60 years ago, and have a small number. A member of the community, Raju Eapen puts the number of families here at less than 250, distributed across three churches.

Full report here:
City's Syrian Christians disappointed as trouble-torn Syria off pilgrim map - The Hindu
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