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Weekly Bulletin | 28 February to 6 March

Dear Friends and Faithful of the Community of the Holy Fathers of Nicaea, The church is open for public worship under the guidance issued by our archdiocese. We will keep you up to date with restrictions as COVID-19 lockdown measures

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Scripture Study via Zoom

As meetings are currently prohibited we have started having scripture study by video conferencing.  Each Wednesday at 7pm we meet for study of scripture.  We are due to start looking at Apostles and the Church which is the subject of

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Religious Education Lectures

The archdiocese has organised a series of religious education lectures via Zoom throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm.  The subject of the current lecture series is “Signs and Wonders according to the Gospel of John”.   They are led

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Holy and Great Friday

Royal Hours Tomorrow morning begins with the service of the Royal Hours. As we approach the hour of our Lord’s Crucifixion, we are asked to reflect on the full horror of what He endured on the Cross, for this was not

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Holy and Great Friday

The Matins service for Great and Holy Friday (served on Thursday evening) includes the 12 Gospel readings and recounts the arrest, trial, humiliation, suffering, and execution of our Lord, the Son of God Himself. It is a long and exhausting

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Holy and Great Thursday

Thursday morning is marked by the service of the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Though we recall the Mystical Supper during every Divine Liturgy, now, in particular, we are reminded of the very first Eucharist served by our

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Holy and Great Thursday

14Are any among you sick? Let them call for the presbyters of the Church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the Name of the Lord.15The prayer of faith will heal those who are sick and the

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Holy and Great Wednesday

As I explained in the last bulletin, the services for Holy and Great Week begin on Sunday evening. The Matins services read during the first three days of Holy and Great Week are known as the Bridegroom Matins services. We

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Holy and Great Tuesday

Having come to the end of Great Lent, we now find ourselves in Holy and Great Week, the heart of our Orthodox faith and the centre of the Church festal calendar. Holy Week begins on the evening of Palm Sunday

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Blessing of River Severn

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