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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Syria: New Evidence Reveals Systematic Torture, Execution of 11,000 - Aleteia

Vital new evidence has come to light that the Syrian government is guilty of war crimes, including the systematic torture and execution of 11,000 detainees.

The report - compiled by three experts - coincides with the United Nations peace conference on Syria, taking place this week in Geneva.

It was obtained by the Guardian and CNN and was compiled by “Sir Desmond de Silva QC, former chief prosecutor of the special court for Sierra Leone, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, the former lead prosecutor of former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic, and Professor David Crane, who indicted President Charles Taylor of Liberia at the Sierra Leone court.”

They were also assisted in their investigations by a forensics team: Dr Stuart Hamilton, Professor Susan Black and Stephen Cole.

This specialist inquiry team has conducted a wide scale investigation, analysing thousands of photographs and files of the Syrian government, which document the deaths of persons detained by their security forces between March 2011 and August 2013.

Read the full article through the link below - the report itself is linked above:

Syria: New Evidence Reveals Systematic Torture, Execution of 11,000 - Aleteia
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