Every second Saturday of the month, Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ.
3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday. Next: 12th December 2020

Every Sunday - 9am Divine Liturgy in English (fully or mostly) at the Holy Family Cathedral

Owing to public health regulations, services will be sung only by one reader or cantor. There is no singing by the people for the moment. If you wish to attend on Sunday, booking is essential on this phone line: 07956 066727. Masks must be worn and distance maintained.

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 for details.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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

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 |

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