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 10th June, 4pm

SSJC Committee Open Meeting: Monday 19th June, Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 Liturgy, Talk at 7-15, followed by meeting.

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.













Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Egyptian Christians Bridle at Prison Terms for Copts Only in Fatal Clash - NYTimes.com


Three Coptic Christians in Egypt were given long prison sentences on Sunday over the death of a Muslim in a sectarian clash even though no one has been prosecuted in the deaths of at least five Christians in the same clash, raising allegations that the military-backed government was breaking its promise to curb bias against Christians.

Beshoy Tamry, a Coptic Christian activist with the Maspero Youth Union, said many Christians had hoped for more equitable treatment after Egypt's Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted in July. "But today proved that nothing changed," he said. "The regime has not changed its system of using the judiciary against Christians."

The clashes began in April in Khusus, a town north of Cairo, after Muslim children spray-painted a swastika on the wall of an Islamic institute, according to local news reports. Some local Muslims wrongly blamed their Christian neighbors and attacked them.

At least six Muslims were convicted on Sunday of vandalizing churches and Christian property in Khusus and given sentences of three or five years. But no one has been charged in the deaths of the five Christians. By contrast, one Christian was sentenced to 25 years in prison and two others to 15 years for their roles in the death of one Muslim in the same fight, state news media reported.

Read the full report:
Egyptian Christians Bridle at Prison Terms for Copts Only in Fatal Clash - NYTimes.com
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