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The Akathistos Hymn 2023

On the evening of the 31 March the service of Compline with the Akathistos Hymn and canon of the Akathist was celebrated with great solemnity in at the church of the 318 Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury. The hymns were chanted

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Synaxarion for Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

On the fifth Saturday of the Great Fast, we celebrate the praise of our Most-holy Lady, theTheotokos and Ever-virgin Mary, during which “it is not permitted to sit.” VersesThe city in thanksgiving and watchfulness doth praiseHer who upholdeth and constantly

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The Epitaphios

The Epitaphios is an ornate embroidered icon depicting the body of Christ laying on the Tomb. The word Epitaphios comes from a Greek expression meaning “on the tomb” (= επί του τάφου).  On the Epitaphios, Christ can be alone, or

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Saturday of the Akathist Hymn

By Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos [On the Fifth] Saturday [of the fast] we chant the Akathist Hymn during Matins. In our days however this does not happen except in the holy monasteries, since in the parishes it is chanted the evening before, on Friday

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

The solemn feast of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross was celebrated on 19 March 2023. Following the service the Philoptochos held a sale of savoury and sweet produce to raise money for philanthropic causes. Thank you to everyone who prepared

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Journey to Pascha from Sunday of the Holy Cross

“I have no tears, no repentance, no compunctionBut as God do Thou Thyself, O Saviour, bestow them on me.”(Canon of St Andrew, Canticle two v25) Dear brothers and sisters As we enter the second half of the journey towards Holy

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Register now for Camp Saint Sophrony

Camp Saint Sophrony is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain children and youth ministries.  The aim of the camp is to bring children from across the archdiocese together for a fun-filled week of outdoor activity

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Ten new members received into the Church

Glory to God! With great joy, on 24 September ten new members were received into the Holy Orthodox Church. Many years to Milburga, Edmund, Nicholas, Samantha, Joseph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Elizabeth, Daniel and Steve.

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Ordination of Deacon Panteleimon to the priesthood

On Sunday, 11th September 2022, Deacon Panteleimon Maxfield was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of The 318 Godbearing Fathers of Nicaea & John the Baptist in Shrewsbury, England. His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas presided during Matins and concelebrated

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The Nativity of the Forerunner

On the Birth of the Honourable, Glorious, Prophet and Baptist John By St. Luke of Simferopol In the history of mankind there are only two major events which God announced by means of the Archangel Gabriel. These are the Birth

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