We are located at the Moravian Church, 1 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NA.
Our services are held in the hall underneath the main church building – when approaching the main entrance of the church from University Road, just follow around to the right hand side, past the steps, to find the door to the hall.
Please note – we are not present at these premises outside of our listed service times.
You and your friends and family are warmly invited to all our (mainly) English-language Divine Liturgy and other services. We are a small group of faithful and new faces are always very welcome. Our parish priest Fr Spyridon Bailey typically visits us once a month (see below for upcoming dates) to hear confessions and celebrate the Divine Liturgy as well as carrying out other priestly duties as and when required such as baptisms, house blessings and visiting the sick.
Unless otherwise stated, all our services are in English. There may very occasionally be Slavonic, Greek, Romanian, Irish, Latin, German, Arabic, Spanish or other languages used – for example for the “Lord have Mercy” prayer. This does not interfere with the understanding of the prayers for English speakers but may help people of those language backgrounds to feel more at home.
NEXT PRIESTLY VISIT – SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2023
Fr. Spyridon will next visit us to hear confessions and celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Saturday 11th March.
SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2023:
Confession from 8:30am
Divine Liturgy from 10:30am
All are welcome to the service and to join us for some food after the Divine Liturgy.
LAY-LED READER’S SERVICE – SATURDAYS
Lay-led Readers’ Services on Saturdays at 10:30 am. All welcome. This is our main service when we do not have a priest, usually sung by our little choir and followed by teas/coffees and parish fellowship.
**A visit to the site of St. Bronagh’s well in Rostrevor, Co. Down is planned following the Reader’s Service on Saturday 4th March. All are welcome to join the group travelling after the service.**
AKATHISTS – RECORDED AT OUR FORMER PREMISES
and you can find a live streamed version from our old premises (starting after a short delay) of it below:
and you can find a live-streamed version of it from our old premises here:
- to fast from midnight (people requiring medication are allowed to make necessary adjustments to this)
- to be present from the very beginning of the Liturgy.
- to confess is recommended as preparation for Communion, but can be done to a different confessor.
- to read Pre-Communion prayers before attending.
Our ROCOR sister parish of Saint John the Wonderworker in British Columbia in Canada has a very readable page on Confession and Communion. You may like to explore the link below:
At the Divine Liturgy, there will be a table with antidoron (the remaining bread from the preparation for the Eucharist, which has been blessed, but not consecrated) and warm wine diluted with water to one side for taking immediately after Communion. This is a practice within the Russian Tradition to ensure that the Eucharist is being swallowed properly and so surely taken into us. Please partake of the wine and antidoron served at this table after partaking of Communion. It is further good practice to listen attentively to the After Communion Prayers which are chanted in the church at the end of the service. Thank you.
Additional online resources:
PARISH OF ST. ELISABETH THE NEW-MARTYR – STREAMED SERVICES via the Church’s fb account
TALKS FROM ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL’S MONASTERY:
For all with a thirst for entering further into the heart of the Orthodox faith and life there is another ROCOR online resource offering a wealth of in-depth coverage of numerous aspects of this by means of talks which were previously for sale but have recently become free to listen to and are worth dedicating some time to… https://www.orthodoxtalks.com/about-us/