Bulletin 26 March 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

Support for Ukraine

At the bottom of this bulletin there is a link to a page regarding the work our church is doing to help refugees of the war in Ukraine.

We are in direct contact with people fleeing Ukraine and we need your support to play our part as a loving community to help with the relief effort.  Please read the post below called Homes for Ukraine and to register your support.

Refugees of Ukraine

The Third Sunday of the Great Fast - Veneration of the Cross

Every work of labor has great difficulty, but the size of its difficulty appears in the middle of it; for the labor that wears you down brings weakness, and weakness makes the rest of the work harder. Because we also, by divine grace, have arrived at about the middle of the fast, and weakness has surrounded us and the difficulty has increased, for this reason our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, sets before us as a most-mighty aid the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the support of the righteous and the hope of sinners; so that we being broken may reverently receive grace and strength to complete the divine struggle of the fast.

from the Horologion

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross Resource Page

Flooded flat for third year!

Barbara’s flat was flooded for a third year running in February.  Luckily there was not much in the flat to get wet and carpets had been lifted onto kitchen tops. However the water came up into the bath and  ruined some of her embroidery and silk threads.

The flats are under new management who have started to pull out wet plaster and will have industrial driers working within a week to dry the walls.  The work will be done on insurance this time.  However all the brand new kitchen cupboards and bathroom fittings have to be pulled out and as yet we don’t know if these will need to be payed for.

Most of her furniture is already in store but we are looking for storage to put the carpets, hover, and a few boxes in (two car loads) for three or four months. Please contact Fr Stephen on 01939 291078 leaving a message if no one replies.

Also for the first time since Lockdown we have been able to visit Barbara at Lymehurst Rest Home, in her room.  Covid tests are still required before being able to  have contact with the residents.  I was sad to see she had propped 2 greetings cards up on her table with a box of tissues.  I am sure she would appreciate receiving some high-quality cards. Her address is:

Mrs Barbara Manning

Lyndhurst Rest Home, 112 Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2QT

Presvytera Catherine

Visit of Varangian Guard

On Sunday 20 March the Varangian reenactment group visited the youth club and gave demonstrations and spoke about the history of the Varangians in Constantinople.  It was a fun occasion.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

3rd Lenten Vespers

Vital epilepsy monitoring tech for church member

My friend N has developed a new (to her) form of epilepsy which entails lengthy ‘absences’ where she has no consciousness of what she’s doing or where she is.

Recently a kindly stranger found her standing by the gates of the allotment, trying to leave, but with no idea of the code to open the gate. She has no memory of leaving her own allotment or wandering to the gates a considerable distance away. The stranger let her out and accompanied her back to her flat, then left, and N describes the next 24-48 hours as being a complete fog. She still has no idea what she was doing during that time.

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