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, 1 May 2014

Syrian Rebels Execute Two by Crucifixion | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

Jihadist Group Accuses Them of Fighting Against Muslims
Damascus, April 30, 2014 (

A jihadist group fighting both the Syrian government and other Islamist organisations has crucified two prisoners in the country and executed five others.

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who crucified the two men in public with men and children watching, wrapped a banner around the body of one of the prisoners, AFP reported. The banner stated: “This man fought against Muslims and threw a grenade in this place."

The Islamist group, which has been disavowed even by al-Qaeda, said it held the seven responsible for a grenade attack on one of its fighters earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqa.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted a photograph of the two prisoners being crucified at the roundabout with passers-by apparently unfazed.

The monitoring organization said they were not the first crucifixions by the group. On April 16, its fighters executed a man for theft from a Muslim in the same way.

AFP said it has now been forced out of much of northern Syria, but its fighters remain entrenched in Raqa -- the only provincial capital entirely outside Syrian Government control -- and much of its surrounding province.

(April 30, 2014) © Innovative Media Inc.

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Syrian Rebels Execute Two by Crucifixion | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
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