Weekly Bulletin | 27 March to 4 April

Schedule of Services

The schedule of services for this week is available on our calendar. We will continue to broadcast our services live on mixlr.com when possible.

The church is open for public worship under the guidance issued by our archdiocese

Appeal from the Shrewsbury Ark

Appeal! The Shrewsbury Ark is requesting food donations that can be made with limited or no cooking equipment. Miso soups, porridge pots, pot noodles, rice pouches etc etc. Please bring with you to church this Sunday.

News and Announcements

  • Walking in Wonder – Elizabeth White
    Nurturing Orthodox Christian Virtues in Your Children This slim book belies its enormous potential to parents of young children.  Elizabeth White draws on her own experiences of motherhood, her errors and joys of introducing a child to God’s wonderful world. Through staged chapters the reader is drawn into a new awareness of seeing everyday surroundings when
  • 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 appear to have been the case during their lives. These were Fr Lazarus (Moore), Fr
  • 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 was probably based in Syriac hymnographical traditions, which underwent an independent development in Greek-speaking Byzantium.
  • 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 published essays, although they have now been edited for this volume. Metropolitan Kallistos, as he
  • 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 of a frightening storm, but, at the same time, as a fellow human being, “fearfully
  • The real story of Athens – Bruce Clark’s new book
    There is (even) more to Greek history than Plato or Pericles, and there is more to the story of the Parthenon than marble sculptures or perfect architectural proportions. Bruce Clark’s 500 page book – Athens, City of Wisdom – tells you many things about the city that you will not find in most guide-books. It
  • Saint Edmund the Martyr
    Feast day 20 November. Vespers for the feast of the saint on Friday 19 November at 7.00pm. Of his life little is known. In the year 869 the Danes, who had been wintering at York, marched through Mercia into East Anglia and took up their quarters at Thetford. Edmund engaged them fiercely in battle, but the Danes
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