Weekly Bulletin | 27 March to 4 April

Schedule of Services

The schedule of services for this week is available on our calendar. We will continue to broadcast our services live on mixlr.com when possible.

The church is open for public worship under the guidance issued by our archdiocese

Appeal from the Shrewsbury Ark

Appeal! The Shrewsbury Ark is requesting food donations that can be made with limited or no cooking equipment. Miso soups, porridge pots, pot noodles, rice pouches etc etc. Please bring with you to church this Sunday.

News and Announcements

  • Holy Week and Pascha 2021
    Due to the restrictive measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic and to facilitate the participation of the faithful in the services of Holy Week and Pascha we ask please that all church attendance is pre-booked through reserving a place via Eventbrite. Capacity of the church is limited so please book a place on … Continue reading
  • 4th Lenten Vespers
    Photographs from Lenten Vespers in Birmingham where there was a large delegation of clergy from the Midlands and members of local communities to share the joy of Lent and to be crowned with the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain and His Grace Bishop Raphael of … Continue reading
  • Empresses, Abbesses and Martyrs appear on the walls
    Latest photographs of the wall paintings of the Women Saints. Visit our Future Projects page for more information on wall paintings, church extension and new land project.
  • Youth club uses Orchard for the first time
    When we first used the orchard, it was during mid-March. The children at Varangians were split into small groups. Each group were told to create a specific scene from the bible relating to the cross. Some of us made the three crosses on Golgotha, others made Moses raising his staff to let the Hebrews cross … Continue reading
  • That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha
    That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha;and about endurance and courage. St Theodore the Studite: Catchesis 66 Brethren and fathers, Lent is already galloping past and the soul rejoices at the imminence of Pascha, because by it it finds rest and is relieved of many toils. Why did this thought … Continue reading
  • “Father Noah – How much longer to Mount Ararat?”
    “Not long now, dear – we’ll soon be there.” Our “strapline”, ever since the Ark opened in 2008, has been “Helping homeless and vulnerable people to weather the storms of life” and, with everyone else, the Ark has been weathering its own storm this last year. When COVID struck last March, Shropshire Council moved very … Continue reading
  • That we should conduct ourselves in newness of life
    just as we promised through the holy Schema.[1] Theodore the Studite: Catcehesis 40 Brethren and Fathers, just as the hungry long to eat and the thirsty to drink, so we should be enthusiastic to listen to the word of God. For by listening we gain the greatest benefits. If we are slothful, we put away … Continue reading
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