2023 Giving appeal

Please help the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers to expand its ministries through your gifts of time, talent or money. Thanks to the considerable efforts, commitment and dedication of our members, 2022 was an excellent year for our church.

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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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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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New Table of Prothesis for the church

Edmund Bowe and his son, Luke, have recently made a new Table of Prothesis for the church. As you will all know, before the audible part of the Liturgy begins there is a separate service when the bread and the

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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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Synaxarion for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos On the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the conversation of the Lord with the Samaritan woman. Verses When thou camest to obtain perishable water, O woman, thou didstDraw forth living water, whereby thou didst wash

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Orthodox Crossing: Crowns and Clippings

Symbolic gestures are always going off all over the place, in parallel to ourselves, like the unseen realm itself. My right hand and entire arm was most certainly animated when I ripped the starter cord off of a lawn mower

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West Midlands branch of Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth to be launched

The Archdiocese’s youth ministry organisation, Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth (COTY), is establishing a “hub” in the West Midlands. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth is established as a Ministry for Young People

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2024 wall calendar

2024 Wall Calendars now for sale

The 2024 wall calendar has gone to print and will be available in church from 6 December onwards.   As last year, the calendar shows all of the feasts of the Lord and the Theotokos, fasting rules for each day and

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Orthodox Crossing: David and the Theophanic Briefcase

Sometimes, perhaps often, I forget to thank David for his leading the choir and the infectious sight of him dinging a tuning fork into his head to find that sympathy of tone, which in the time it takes grace to

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