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







Monday, 23 December 2013

BBC News - Lives of fear for Egypt's Christians

23 December 2013, by Orla Guerin
 
As Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate their Christmas on 7 January, they are still waiting for scores of churches destroyed in August to be rebuilt. Christians - who account for an estimated 10% of Egypt's population of 92 million - have long been easy targets. And for some families this Christmas is a time to mourn, reports the BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo.

Mariam Ashraf was so excited about going to the wedding that she did not wait for help from her mother. The seven year old dressed herself. She chose fluffy red boots, a black skirt with white embroidery, and a pink top.

Then, for the first time ever, she asked her uncle to take her picture with his mobile phone, showing her outfit from top to toe. It was the last photo ever taken of the polite little girl described by her parents as "an angel walking on earth".

Mariam was one of four people killed by gunmen who sprayed Coptic Christians with bullets outside a Cairo church in October. Her Mother, Nirmeen Magdy, was shot four times. Two months on, her wounds are healing, but not her grief. Mariam was killed right in front of her.

Read Orla Guerin's full article here:
BBC News - Lives of fear for Egypt's Christians
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