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, 19 January 2014

Pope Expresses Solidarity With Persecuted Christians in the Middle East | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

During his General Audience, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with Christians in the Middle East who are facing persecution.

The Holy Father, who continued his catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism, reflected on the Church in Japan in the 17th century, where thousands were killed or exiled for the faith.

“After close to two and a half centuries, 250 years later, the missionaries returned to Japan, thousands of Christians came out into the open and the Church was able to flower again. They survived with the grace of their Baptism!,” the Pope said.

When greeting the Arab-speaking faithful, Pope Francis encouraged them to follow the example of the Church in Japan in carrying the “flame of faith."

“When difficulties and persecutions are lived with confidence, trust and hope, they purify and strengthen the faith,” he said.

“Be true witnesses of Christ and of his Gospel, authentic children of the Church, always ready to give reason for your hope, with love and respect. May the Lord guard your life and bless you!” (J.A.E.)

Read online at Zenit:
Pope Expresses Solidarity With Persecuted Christians in the Middle East | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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