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, 17 January 2014

IRAQ Chaldean Patriarchate opens clinic for Christians and Muslims in Baghdad - Asia News

Baghdad (AsiaNews) - "These projects and initiatives in the humanitarian field help spread a spirit of cooperation among all citizens. They also make it clear that Christians are true members of this country, who want to do good for everyone," said His Beatitude Mar Raphael Louis Sako I as he spoke to AsiaNews about the spirit that led to the establishment of a medical clinic in Baghdad, strongly supported by the Chaldean Patriarchate and open to Christians, Muslims and members of other religious faiths, without distinction or discrimination.

On Monday, the leaders of the Iraqi Church inaugurated the St Joseph's Hospital, which is located in Baladiyat, East Baghdad. During the ceremony, Mar Sako cut the ribbon in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio Mgr Giorgio Lingua, bishops, priests, nuns, Muslims clerics, representatives of the central government as well as ordinary citizens, curious to see the new facility up front.

The clinic is located in a mostly Shia area of the capital. Muslim religious leaders took the opportunity of the opening ceremony to thank Christians, emphasising the role of the Church "in building the country and spreading the principles of peace and coexistence among all citizens."
In this regard, the Chaldean Patriarch said, "Muslims have already come to realise the spirit of the openness that Christians have towards all religions, especially Muslims". In concluding, His Beatitude noted that the clinic is "open to all without exception."

During the ceremony (picture from the Chaldean Patriarchate website), Mgr Shlemon Warduni, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, explained the various departments, thanking those who "have actively contributed" to the facility, in particular the Endowment Office for Christians, Yazidi and Sabians.
Through this initiative, the Iraqi Catholic Church wants to create a space "open to all religions" in "the service of society."

The facility was initially designed to provide care and serve as a retirement home for the elderly when it opened in 2010, but that proved unsatisfactory Therefore, it was decided to turn it into a real hospital.

Read full report here:
IRAQ Chaldean Patriarchate opens clinic for Christians and Muslims in Baghdad - Asia News
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