Bulletin 9 January

Schedule of Services

Sat, 29 Jan 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 30 Jan 2022
  • Synaxis of The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, & John Chrysostom

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 31 Jan 2022
  • Melangell, Abbess of Penant (Welsh commemoration)

Tue, 01 Feb 2022
  • Forefeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Saviour in the Temple

  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 02 Feb 2022
  • The Presentation of Our Lord and Saviour in the Temple

  • 10:30 am Liturgy for the Presentation of our Lord into the Temple

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 03 Feb 2022
  • Werburgh, Abbess of Mercia

  • 9:00 am Liturgy for the Feast of Werburgh

    Saint Barbara the Great Martyr Orthodox Church, Chester CH4 7HW, UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 04 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 05 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 06 Feb 2022
  • Sunday of the Canaanite

  • Photius the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople

  • 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

Tue, 08 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 09 Feb 2022
  • Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 10 Feb 2022
  • Hieromartyr Haralambos

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 11 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 12 Feb 2022
  • Thyateira Midlands Ecclesiastical Seminary

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

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 13 Feb 2022
  • Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 1:30 pm Baptism

Tue, 15 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 16 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 17 Feb 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 18 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 19 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 20 Feb 2022
  • Sunday of the Prodigal Son

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

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

Tue, 22 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 23 Feb 2022
  • MILBURGA, abbess of Wenlock

  • 9:00 am Liturgy for Feast of Saint Milburga

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 24 Feb 2022
  • First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 25 Feb 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 26 Feb 2022
  • Saturday of Souls

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Mnemosyna | Memorial Service

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 27 Feb 2022
  • Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 1:30 pm Baptism

Happy New Year!

On 1 January we celebrated the Feast of Saint Basil, the circumcision of the Lord and the New Year.

2022 is the centenary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.  Special commemorative silver coins were placed in the Vassilopita (Saint Basil’s bread) with icons of Saint Basil on them.

 

Holy Theophany

On 6 January we celebrated the feast of the Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  We blessed the River Severn in Shrewsbury and had lunch at the River Bank restaurant.

The River Severn, at 220 miles long, is the longest river in Great Britain. It is also the river with the most voluminous flow of water by far in all of England and Wales, with an average flow rate of 107 m³/s. So that’s a lot of holy water coming down the river!

House Blessings

Throughout January Father Stephen is available to bless houses.  As there are still COVID restrictions please arrange this by email holy.fathers [at] gmail.com or text him on his mobile number.

Latest COVID-19 regulations

The Government is currently regularly updating its COVID-19 regulations.  Please check for updates on the Government’s website.

For our church this means that unless you are exempt from doing so face coverings should be worn inside the church and we will need to allow more ventilation so wrap up warm.

Farewell to Owain Williams

Owain Williams will be leaving to start his naval officer training at Dartmouth on Monday 10 January.  On Sunday 9 January we will be having a farewell gathering to wish him luck and blessings.

Owain first came to our church twelve months ago.  He came to our church in search of Truth.  He found Christ and courageously gave up much to follow Him.  He is a much-loved member of our community.  We will miss him very much.  But … he will return often when he has leave.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Elena Corina Petrache and Petrache Cosmin on the birth of Iris Anays on 24 December 2021

Children’s Books Request

In the Gallery of our Church there is a library of both adult and children’s books. We are often given adult books as people sort out their bookshelves at home.  However, the children’s section has become depleted over the years.

If your children have grown out their books about faith or saints or scripture stories please donate them to our Library.

We now have “The Good Samaritan; A Children’s Catechism” by Fr Michael Shanbour in our library. This an excellent book to help children understand much about the Orthodox Faith. It gives the essence of the Orthodox Christian life without too much detail.  Parents would also benefit from it by reading it to their children.  If you want your own copy we can order this from America at £27.00 (or maybe less for a larger order).

Thank you.

Presvytera Catherine

 

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