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Feast of Palms

A song of Romanos the Melodist for the Feast of Palms

Introductory Note The first Proemium and first Strophe are still used in the Triodion for Palm Sunday as Kontakion and Ikos. The second Proemium is used as the Ypakoe for the feast. It is written in the Plagal of the 2nd [6th]

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Ukraine Refugees

Homes for Ukraine

Many members of our church are in regular contact with refugees fleeing Ukraine. We are receiving news first hand from those experiencing the horrors of the war. It is one thing to read the accounts in a newspaper but it

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Holy Communion Orthodox Church

Confession and Holy Communion

In certain parts of the Church, especially those influenced by Russian practice, there has grown up a tradition that it is not possible to receive holy communion unless you have first made a confession.  In many places the result has

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Catacomb of Peter

Counting sheep – a catechism in the catacombs

I want to write about tombs, sheep and sea monsters… And yes, I know it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But in actuality, these things are related quite profoundly to each other. I want to draw your

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Archbishop Nikitas

Encyclical for the Beginning of the Holy & Great Lent 2022

In just a few days, we will begin the Lenten journey to Pascha. The Church once again, invites us to walk the sacred path of liturgical and personal preparation, as She has done for centuries. She sounds the trumpet of

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Message from Father Stephen on the war in Ukraine

First of all, all of us Orthodox Christians must be deeply ashamed that we find two Orthodox Christian countries fighting each other.  This is a terrible witness to the World. In our community there are Russians, Ukrainians and half Russian,

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Open unto me the gates of Repentance….

When we enter into the season of the Great Fast, we start to use a number of special prayers and services.  Amongst these is the hymn that we sing at Matins every Sunday from the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

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Ukraine Refugees

Support for Ukrainian Refugees

Thank you all so much for your kind donations of items for Ukrainian refugees and of time sorting these before being sent to the Ukrainian border. The organisation that we have been working with – the Shropshire Eastern European Organisation

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Surprised by Christ – Fr James Bernstein’s search for Truth

Everyone searching for Christ should read this wonderful book. Bernstein is an immensely gifted man with a keen intellect and a profound desire, from early life, for the truth. His writing style is simple and direct. The book is well

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A Lifetime in Pilgrimage: Archimandrite Lazaru

As far as English speaking Orthodoxy is concerned there are three individuals who have been at the “tip of the spear” for Orthodox mission. They were all monks, all became Archimandrites and all had an influence way beyond what would

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