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







Friday, 1 November 2013

Patriarch: Inter-religious relations in Serbia "harmonious" : A Russian Orthodox Church Website

Serbian Patriarch Irenei has been in Indonesia lobbying local Islamic leaders in a Muslim power not to recognise the declaration of independence of Kosovo/Kosove, largely populated by Albanians, most of whom are Muslim, but with its noted historical presence of Serbs, including an outstanding heritage of monasteries (among which is the former patriarchal residence). Many Serbs from Kosovo-Metohija fled in the hope of resettling elsewhere in Serbia, but have found the welcome and support uneven or they have even faced open discrimination as a minority.

He remarks that Kosovo's problems are not religious but national. But there does need to be a a great deal of peace-making and reconciliation between people that respects their national and ethnic identity, as well as their religious history and belonging. The problems will not be resolved solely or first through arguing about territorial rights and borders -surely this has to grow out of restorative justice, truth and honesty about  the past rather than living through it repeatedly, and the healing of memories.

Patriarch: Inter-religious relations in Serbia "harmonious" : A Russian Orthodox Church Website
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