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







Thursday, 9 January 2014

Syrian Prelate Hopes For Democracy and Freedom To Prevail | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, titular of the eparchy of Hassaké-Nisibis in Syria, expressed his hope that the upcoming Geneva II Middle East Peace Conference would open “prospects for democracy, freedom and equality for Syria.”
  
The conference, which is set to begin on January 22nd, will take place in Geneva with the goal of ending the Syrian civil war which has ravaged the country for several years. The UN backed meeting will bring the current Syrian regime and the opposition to the table to discuss a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

However, according to Fides News Agency, Archbishop Hindo expressed concern that Sharia law will be introduced, thus reducing the status of the Christian community to a “protected minority.”
"Christians will be glad if the so-called revolution opens the path to democracy and freedom. But now even opposition groups linked to the Free Syrian Army - which are presented as moderate compared to jihadist formations - have come together under the Islamist flag, and they say that in the new Syria the Sharia law will have to be applied, because this is what the majority wants. This is a perspective that Christians cannot accept".

Read the full report here:
Syrian Prelate Hopes For Democracy and Freedom To Prevail | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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