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

Friday, 7 February 2014

UGCC Bishop Venedykt on Current Situation: We Are on Brink of Bloody Chaos

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Venedykt Aleksiychuk compared the current situation in Ukraine to the times of World War II. According to him, the authorities and the opposition and civic activists need to understand that we are on the brink of bloody chaos. The bishop said this in an interview with Katolytskyi Ohliadach.

“My personal impression is that we have not had such a dramatic situation since World War II. And this situation, which is unfolding according to the laws of human behavior, according to the laws of behavior of human society, is increasingly being radicalized,” he said.

“And the terrible consequences of this radicalization can be a repetition of the bloody situation in our land when everyone was against each other, when in the chaos of the conflict not one knew who was where and who was who, when in our land the liberation groups of UPA, and Bandera followers, and Melnyk followers, and the Home Army, and Soviet partisans, and NKVD units, which often disguised as Ukrainian and Polish partisans, were all at war,” said the bishop.

“Therefore, the authorities and the opposition and the civic activists have to understand that we are on the brink of bloody chaos. Another one or two reckless steps and we will find ourselves amidst conflict, the consequences of which not a single person can predict,” said the auxiliary bishop.

The hierarch believes the only solution to this is to hold negotiations. “But we Christians are called upon to look at every life situation not only with our eyes, but also in the light of God's Word through the prism of our own faith. And in the current situation, this view through our faith has to be superior, at least for us Christians,” said Bishop Venedykt.
Read online at RISU here:
UGCC Bishop on Current Situation: We Are on Brink of Bloody Chaos
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