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. A priest (Archpriest Fr Paul Elliott or Fr Spyridon Bailley) visits usually once a month (scroll down for upcoming dates) and celebrates the Divine Liturgy as well as hearing confessions and 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, but it is only a small token and nothing to be worried about. It will not interfere with the understanding of the prayers for English speakers but may help people of those language backgrounds to feel more at home.
For Covid related info please scroll down, thank you.
Next Priestly Visits
(for further Priestly Services please scroll down):
Sunday morning Readers’ Services on Sundays at 10:30 am. All welcome.
All the below listed weekly Akathists have been resumed and you are very welcome.
(For more detail on most of these Akathists please scroll down, thank you)
Private Prayer: Please be encouraged to use the church for private prayer or for a short private service. Please email Johanna: email@example.com for further details and for arranging a suitable time. Looking forward to being of service.
Weekly meetings on Thursdays at 8pm. First one: Thursday 13th of May 2021, everyone welcome.
TUESDAY Study MEETINGS:
We have been invited to partake of the online Catechetical talks of Fr Justin in St Elisabeth’s parish in Liverpool. These run from 8pm to no later than 1000 pm every Tuesday. Recently there have been some technical hitches, but we will publicise the link to join the meeting here, when available again.
CURRENT COVID ARRANGEMENTS:
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In addition to the scheduled services we also conduct evening prayers and/or Akathists on other days of the week, but at a more fluid schedule. If you would like to join us for one of those services, we will pin down the timing of it to suit you and us with joy! (Please pre-arrange via email firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRIESTLY SERVICES:VESPERS We usually have Vespers (and/or sometimes a service of Compline or a different scheduled event) at 20:30 on those FRIDAY (or SATURDAY) evenings which precede a Divine Liturgy on the following day. DIVINE LITURGIES: Confession usually starts from about 9:30, continued throughout the chanting of the Hours from 10:00, followed at about 10:30 (depending on the duration of confessions.) by DIVINE LITURGY – This may be followed by any other services such as panikhida, baptisms etc. and is followed by light refreshments. Everyone very welcome. Planned future priestly visits:
- 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.
- Confession is recommended as preparation for Communion, but can be done to a different confessor.
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:
There is 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 at the back of the church on the left when coming in. Both are for taking immediately after Communion. This is a practice within the Russian Tradition to ensure also 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, many thanks.
Additional online resources:
FR PAUL ELLIOTT’S STREAMED SERVICES via his 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/