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







Friday, 13 December 2013

LEBANON - SYRIA Syrian refugees without shelter and under the snow - Asia News

Syrian refugees without shelter and under the snow. Temperatures below zero and 10 cm of snow. Extraordinary distribution of blankets and fuel coupons. Many camps are makeshift, made of wood and plastic sheeting .


Beirut ( AsiaNews / Agencies) - Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been affected by the storm " Alexa " that has brought snow and sub-zero temperatures throughout the Middle East.

In Lebanon, more than 800 thousand refugees - but many say a million - spread over 200 makeshift camps are living in tents or shacks made ​​of plastic sheeting stretched over wooden frames .

In Akkar and the Bekaa , the areas bordering with Syria, yesterday the temperatures dropped below freezing making life increasingly difficult. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) , the Lebanese army and the Ministry of Social Affairs have started to distribute blankets, money to buy fuel for heating and basic goods, but their efforts are not enough to meet the needs . Many refugees complain of not having enough heat and some who confess to burning even their shoes to make a little fire.
Read the full report here:
LEBANON - SYRIA Syrian refugees without shelter and under the snow - Asia News
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