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 10th June, 4pm

SSJC Committee Open Meeting: Monday 19th June, Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 Liturgy, Talk at 7-15, followed by meeting.

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.













Saturday, 12 July 2014

Church Leaders Appeal to EU to Safeguard 'Very Fragile' Christian Presence in Iraq

http://www.catholicculture.org, Posted 2014-07-11

Iraqi Christian leaders are seeking help from the European Union to avert a new civil war that would threaten the existence of the country's "very fragile" minority groups.

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad headed a delegation of Iraqi Church leaders to Brussels, to confer with European officials who are scheduled to hold their own discussions on July 14 regarding policy toward Iraq. The Christian leaders stressed the positive role that the religious minority can play as a "disinterested mediator" in helping resolve conflicts between the countries two competing Islamic groups.

At the same time the Chaldean Patriarch said that a continued exodus threatens the existence of a Christian community in Iraq. "If they leave, their history is finished," he said. He observed: "Under Saddam we had security but no religious freedom. Today we have religious freedom but no security."

Church Leaders Appeal to EU to Safeguard 'Very Fragile' Christian Presence in Iraq
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