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 March 2014

Christian Syrian Activist Speaks out After Being ‘Arrested’ by Islamist Militants for Not Wearing a Veil | Video | TheBlaze.com

A female Christian Syrian activist opposing the rule of President Bashar Assad was abducted by Islamist militants who disapproved of her participating in an outdoor protest while her hair was uncovered, a Middle Eastern social media outlet is reporting.

ANA Press, an Egypt-based outlet that aggregates citizen journalist reports, posted a video this weekend showing Marcell Shehwaro being reprimanded by men belonging to the group “Jeish al Mujahedeen” (Mujahedeen Army) who were trying to enforce strict Islamic rules. They later took her into their custody.

The incident began at a protest in Aleppo which involved creating a memorial banner and planting trees in Jisr al Haj Square in honor of those killed during the civil war, now entering its fourth year.

ANA reported that a commander from the Jeish al Mujahedeen asked the woman to cover her hair with a veil, and asserted that the part of the city in which she was demonstrating was under their control.

But remarkable she held her ground.

See the full report, pictures and the YouTube video here:

Christian Syrian Activist Speaks out After Being ‘Arrested’ by Islamist Militants for Not Wearing a Veil | Video | TheBlaze.com
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