Bulletin for 18 December to 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

Gifts for children of the Shrewsbury Ark

On Monday 20 December we delivered two large boxes and many gift bags of presents to the Shrewsbury Ark from all of the children of the Youth Club for the children that the Shrewsbury Ark knows will be facing a very difficult Christmas this year.

Thank you to all of the parents and children who provided presents and helped wrap them up at the club on Sunday.

We continue our ongoing appeal for the Shrewsbury Ark during advent.  You can give in church in the collection baskets , via our PayPal Giving Page, or the Shrewsbury Ark’s Charitable Aid Foundation page.

Festal preparations and celebrations

On Thursday 23 December at 10.30am the church will be cleaned, prepared and decorated for the feast of the Nativity.  Please come and help!

Father Stephen will be in church from 5.00pm on Friday 24 December to hear confessions.

On the eve of the Nativity after the Vesperal Liturgy there will be mince pies and sherry in the church.  All are welcome!

After the Liturgy on New Year’s day for the feast of Saint Basil and the Circumcision of the Lord there will be the cutting of the Vassilopita (Saint Basil’s bread).  This year is the centenary of our Archdiocese and there will be special commemorative coins to mark the occasion.

After the Feast of Theophany on 6 December there will be the blessing of the River Severn followed by lunch at the River Bank.  Please let Presvytera know if you would like to come.

House blessings

Each year at the time of Theophany it is customary for the faithful to arrange for their homes and businesses to be blessed.  Please get in touch with Father Stephen or Presvytera Catherine on 01939 291 078 to arrange a house blessing.

Latest Posts

Christmas Message of Archbishop Nikitas

Christmas Message of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain As I sit and write a few words to you, beloved people of God, I speak to you as a father would speak to children at the waning Read More »

Dialogue of Theotokos and Magi – the Kontakion of Romanos

Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ From St. Romanos the Melodist, On the Life of Christ: Kontakia (Archimandrite Ephrem Lash, tr.: Harper, San Francisco, 1995), pp. 1-12. Introduction A “kontakion” is a poetic form frequently encountered in Byzantine hymnography. It Read More »

Christianity in Qatar

In November Presvytera Catherine and I visited Qatar where our daughter and her family are living. Qatar is a small Arabian country – a peninsular that sticks out north into the Persian Gulf. It is about the size of Wales Read More »
The Inner Kingdwom

The Inner Kingdom – Metropolitan Kallistos

On Thursday mornings we are currently reading The Inner Kingdom by Bishop Kallistos (as he was when it was published by St Vladimir’s Seminary Press in 2000). It is proving an extremely insightful text. It is a selection of previously Read More »
Our Local Saints
Copyright © 2022