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 9th September, 4pm

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







Saturday, 4 January 2014

LEBANON - SYRIA For Beirut Archbishop, Maaloula is sign of the crisis of Arab civilisation - Asia News

Beirut (AsiaNews) - The abduction of twelve nuns from their convent in Maaloula (Syria) is a sign that "Arab civilisation is in crisis," said on Monday Bishop Boulos Matar, the Maronite Archbishop of Beirut, during a Mass in Beirut's Mar Takla (St Thecla) Church.

The service was part of an ecumenical prayer meeting held for the nuns taken hostage by a Muslim fundamentalist group fighting the Syrian regime. It was organised by Lumière d'Orient, a channel owned by the Télé-Lumière group, whose CEO, Jacques Kallassi, spoke at the meeting.

Bishops Boulos Matar and Roland Abou Jaoudé (Maronite), Georges Saliba (Syriac Orthodox), Michel Kassarji (Chaldean), Cyrille Bustros (Greek Catholic) and Yuhanna Battah (Syriac Catholic), as well as many priests from all these Churches were present at the event.

In his homily, Bishop Boulos Matar raised the very serious issue of the "crisis of civilisation" that marks military developments in Syria.

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LEBANON - SYRIA For Beirut Archbishop, Maaloula is sign of the crisis of Arab civilisation - Asia News
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