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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.
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"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, 7 February 2014

SAVE UKRAINE! Philadelphia’s Archbishop Urges Christians To Act | Philadelphia Public Record

February 4th:

Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is urging Catholics in this region to support efforts to get Congress and the Obama Administration to impose financial and travel restrictions on Ukraine’s political and business leaders.

He said, “We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine.

“Western Catholics remember the suffering of the Polish Church under Communism because of Pope John Paul II’s witness of resistance. Less well known, but even more brutal, was the half-century of Soviet persecution experienced by Ukrainian Greek Catholics, who make up the largest Eastern Catholic Church in the world.

“After Communism’s collapse, life for the Church in Ukraine improved. But late last year Ukraine’s leaders shifted back toward the Russian orbit. They cracked down heavily on demonstrations and dissent, killing some protesters and arresting hundreds of others.

“Christians in Ukraine – Catholics, Orthodox and others – have not been silent. The Church’s people and leaders have played a major role in denouncing government violence, political repression and corruption. Ukrainian Catholic clergy have given vital pastoral care to those demonstrating for human rights and democratic principles. And they’ve been targeted by the government for doing so.

“The Wall Street Journal voiced its frustration with Washington’s inaction – and seeming disinterest – in the face of the worsening Ukraine crisis. The Journal’s editors noted the best way of curbing repression by corrupt Ukraine officials and ‘business oligarchs’ is a visa ban and freeze on their American-based assets. But so far, it hasn’t happened.

“Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Stefan Soroka has called on all of us as fellow Catholics, and other Americans of good will, to support the struggle for religious and civil liberties in Ukraine. We can do that first and most importantly by prayer – and then by contacting our elected representatives.

“Silence from the United States encourages oppression in Ukraine. We can’t let that happen, again, to fellow believers who bore so much suffering for so many decades.”

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SAVE UKRAINE! Philadelphia’s Archbishop Urges Christians To Act | Philadelphia Public Record
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