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







Sunday, 8 December 2013

Lebanon to seek Qatar’s help over nuns seized in Syria | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR

BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon's General Security will head Saturday to Qatar seeking the Arab state’s assistance in the case of a group of nuns seized earlier this month in Syria, a security source said. “Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim will head [Saturday] to Qatar as part of a scheduled visit during which he will address with officials the case of the nuns, the abducted bishops [bishops Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim] and security coordination between Beirut and Doha,” the source said.
In October, Doha played a key mediating role in the release of a group of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped a year earlier in Aleppo, northern Syria.

Earlier this week, 13 nuns were taken by Syrian rebels from their convent in the historic Syrian town of Maaloula. The rebels are believed to have taken the women to the nearby town of Yabroud, where they are reportedly staying in the home of a Christian family.

In a video aired on Al-Jazeera Friday, the Orthodox nuns said fierce shelling and bombardment had forced them to depart their convent in Maaloula. Several of the nuns denied that they were being held hostage. “A group brought us here and protected us, and we’re very, very happy with them,” one of the nuns says in the video aired by the Qatar-based television station.
Anti-government activities from the Syrian General Revolution Commission also denied Friday reports that a rebel group had demanded the Syrian regime release hundreds of female detainees in exchange for the release of the nuns.

In April, armed men kidnapped Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim while traveling to Aleppo from the Turkish border. Efforts have been ongoing to secure their release.


Read more: http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2013/Dec-07/240245-lebanon-to-seek-qatars-help-over-nuns-seized-in-syria.ashx#ixzz2mslO2juQ
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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