Bulletin 18 February 2022

Schedule of Services

Tue, 24 May 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 25 May 2022
  • Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist

  • 11:00 am Church open

Thu, 26 May 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Vespers - Feast of Saint Mellangell

Fri, 27 May 2022
  • Melangell, Abbess of Penant

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 28 May 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 29 May 2022
  • Sunday of the Blind Man

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Tue, 31 May 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 01 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 02 Jun 2022
  • Holy Ascension

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy

Fri, 03 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 04 Jun 2022
  • Our Father Metrophanes, Archbishop of Constantinople

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 05 Jun 2022
  • The 318 Godbearing Fathers of the 1st Council

  • 9:00 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Refreshments

Tue, 07 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 08 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 09 Jun 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 10 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 11 Jun 2022
  • The Saturday of Souls

  • Thyateira Midlands Ecclesiastical Seminary

    Magnet Centre, Park Approach, Birmingham B23 7SJ, UK

  • Bartholomew & Barnabas the Holy Apostles

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Mnymosina

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 12 Jun 2022
  • Holy Pentecost

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Kneeling Vespers

  • 12:30 pm Greek BBQ

Mon, 13 Jun 2022
  • Monday of the Holy Spirit

Tue, 14 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 15 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 16 Jun 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 17 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 18 Jun 2022
  • The Apodosis of Holy Pentecost

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 19 Jun 2022
  • The Sunday of All Saints

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

Tue, 21 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 22 Jun 2022
  • Alban Protomartyr of Britain

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 23 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Bishop Maximos

On 30 January His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene moved to the Midlands to assist His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas with pastoral and episcopal duties in the region.  We warmly welcome Bishop Maximos to the Midlands and look forward to his first visit to the Church of the 318 Godbearing Fathers very soon.  AXIOS! WORTHY!  You can read more about Bishop Maximos here.

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Feast of Saint Milburga

On 23 February we celebrate the Feast of our venerable Mother Milburga.  Saint Milburga Saint Milburga is one of the patrons of our Church.  There will be a Divine Liturgy for the Feast at 9.00am in the morning of the feast.

Father David Somalis of the Community of Saint Haralambos, Luton has composed a full Akolouthia for the Saint.  Click here to read the service.

You can read the history of Saint Milburga by Christopher Jobson on our website here.

Cheesefare Sunday

On Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday) 6 March there will be a bring and share lunch in after the Divine Liturgy in Telford (no meat).

To learn more about Cheesefare Sunday: the biblical story, the icon of the day, the gospel reading, the reading from the apostle and the Orthodox celebration follow this link here.

Visit of the Varangian Guard to Shrewsbury

On 20 March a local re-enactment group of Varangian Guard will visit the Varangian Guard Youth Club of our church.  The Varangian Guard were the household guard of the emperors of the Eastern Roman Empire in Constantinople.  In the later years of the Eastern Roman Empire before the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks the Varangian Guard included Anglo Saxon refugees and mercenaries from Britain.  The local re-enactment group will demonstrate tell us about the Varangian Guard, demonstrate some of the fighting techniques.  All are welcome to join take part in the event.

Varangian Guard

Please support our Archdiocese

Our Archdiocese is appealing for funds to support its vitally important work to support the ministry of all of the churches of the Archdiocese.  We are looking for at least twenty families of our community who will be willing to support the Archdiocese with a monthly donation of at least £10 per month.

Please talk to Fr Stephen or Fr Dcn Panteleimon if you are willing to step forward to make this commitment.  For more information about the appeal please visit the Archdiocese website

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