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







Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Ukraine Prelate Says Solidarity From Whole World Is 'Dear to Us' | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

An appeal for prayer has come from Ukraine’s most senior Catholic bishop as momentous political change sweeps the country. Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, president of Ukraine’s Latin-rite Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference, highlighted the “great solidarity” of people worldwide – shown in prayer and practical aid. The archbishop’s comments, in an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, came as Ukraine undergoes dramatic change, with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing the country and Members of Parliament issuing a warrant for his arrest.

The Latin Archbishop of Lviv said: “We are experiencing a great solidarity with the faithful, not only from the neighboring countries, but also from the whole world. So many are supporting us with their prayers. They are remembering us and offering humanitarian aid. These gestures of solidarity are very important and dear to us.”

Archbishop Mokrzycki’s appeal for prayer came as Ukraine’s health ministry claimed that 88 people – most of them protestors – had died in last week’s clashes. Others gave a total of more than 100 dead. Church sources said that 2,000 people had been wounded, with Kiev’s St Alexander Cathedral being used as a makeshift hospital. The archbishop said the turmoil of the past weeks had changed Ukrainians’ political and social outlook.He said: “People have developed a deeper sense of responsibility for the country as citizens and a deeper conscience of civic duty.” The archbishop said the turmoil had bound the people together, stating: “On Maidan Square, there was an atmosphere of solidarity, regardless of denomination, rite, and ethnicity. All were one. All were united.”

Still, Ukraine faces a long and difficult battle. Archbishop Mokrzycki’s secretary, Father Andrzej Legowych, said: “Ukraine will need many months and even years to settle down and start a new life. The country is still divided and we will need many months – and longer – to heal the wounds.”

Aid to the Church in Need is an international Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy See, providing assistance to the suffering and persecuted Church in more than 140 countries. www.acnuk.org (UK);

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Ukraine Prelate Says Solidarity From Whole World Is 'Dear to Us' | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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