Bulletin 26 March 2022

Schedule of Services

Thu, 09 Feb 2023
  • Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

Fri, 10 Feb 2023
  • Hieromartyr Haralambos

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 11 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 12 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 13 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 14 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 15 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 16 Feb 2023
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

Fri, 17 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 18 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Saint Sophrony Camp Fun Day

    Greek Orthodox Church Of The Holy Transfiguration, Westwood Heath Rd, Coventry CV4 8GP, UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 5:45 pm Mnimosino

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 19 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

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

Mon, 20 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 21 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 22 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 8:00 pm Vigil for feast of Saint Milburga of Wenlock

Thu, 23 Feb 2023
  • MILBURGA, abbess of Wenlock

  • 10:00 am Pilgrimage to Much Wenlock (starting from Ironbridge)

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 1:30 pm Paraklesis at Wenlock Priory

Fri, 24 Feb 2023
  • First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 25 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 26 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Vespers of Forgiveness

  • 1:00 pm Cheesefare Sunday Lunch

Mon, 27 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Tue, 28 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Wed, 01 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Thu, 02 Mar 2023
  • Chad bishop of Lichfield

  • 10:30 am Vespers & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Fri, 03 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified

Sat, 04 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St Oswalds Church, Church St, Oswestry SY11 2SY, UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 05 Mar 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) in Shrewsbury

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) in TELFORD

    Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8GA, UK

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Telford

    Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8GA, UK

Mon, 06 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 07 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 08 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

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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