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

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Persecuted and Forgotten? ACN tells the story of 17-yr-old Ayman Labib, killed by his teacher and schoolmates for being a Christian

The bereaved mother of Ayman Labib holds a portrait of her son, who
was beaten to death for wearing a cross. Photo copyright Lauren E Bohn

ACN UK writes:

Ayman Labib was just 17 when he was martyred for his faith. He had refused to cover a cross tattooed on his arm - which Coptic Christians in Egypt have as a sign of identity - and instead took out a crucifix which he wore under his shirt.

His teacher began to throttle him and other students joined in beating him. Ayman escaped to the toilets but was caught by his classmates, who beat him to death.

Ayman's tragic story is just one of hundreds of cases of anti-Christian violence and persecution revealed in our new report, Persecuted and Forgotten? The report is available online, complete with videos, case studies and profiles. It highlights how, in 20 of the 30 countries of most concern, the persecution of Christians has got worse.

Please do take a little time to find out more about the suffering Christians endure for their faith - and don't forget to share this important report in your parish and via your online social networks.
Find out more at www.acnuk.org/persecution 
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