Thomas Didn’t Believe So That All May Believe (St. Gregory the Great)

Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. He was the only disciple absent; on his return, he heard what had happened but refused to believe it. The Lord came a second time;

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Homily on Holy Saturday: The Lord Descends into Hades

St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus (403 A.D.) Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is

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Archbishop Nikitas’s Homily for Pascha 2023

Beloved in the Lord, On the joyous occasion of this Feast of Feasts, allow me to share with you the final stanza from one of the kontakia on the Resurrection of our Lord, written in the sixth century by the

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The Panagia, the Life-Giving Spring

The feast of the Life-Giving Spring that we celebrate on the Friday of Renewal Week is a feast of our Panagia. The following is written in the Synaxarion of the day: “On the Friday of Renewal Week we celebrate the

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Join Us This Sunday To Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

We are holding a bring-and-share lunch after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 8 May to celebrate this historic event. All are welcome – family, friends and neighbours – as we mark the crowning of our new monarch. Please bring foods

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Synaxarion of Saints Constantine and Helen, the Equals to the Apostles

On the twenty-first of this month we commemorate the holy, glorious, God-crowned andgreat sovereigns Constantine and Helen, the Equals to the Apostles. VersesAs the earthly Sovereigns had the earthly crown in common,So now they have in common the crown celestial.On

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Archdiocesan Cross of Christ the Saviour awarded to Presvytera Catherine

Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain has awarded Presvytera Catherine the Archdiocesan Cross of Christ the Saviour on the occassion of her retirement. As the country was preparing for the Big Help Out, to mark His Majesty The King’s

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The Sun Shines on our Coronation Celebration

Family, friends and neighbours joined our congregation in the warm spring sun after Divine Liturgy this Sunday to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III. The event, which was opened with the National Anthem, was a joyous chance to spend

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Our patrons, the 318 Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea

The Sixth Sunday after the Great Feast of All-Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. This day commemorates the 318 God-bearing Fathers who gathered in the city

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Aidan Hart designs the King’s anointing screen

Beloved member of our Shrewsbury parish Aidan Hart has been given the great honour of being asked by HM King Charles III to design three large embroidered screens to surround him during his sacred anointing at the coronation next Saturday.

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