Relics

2 Kings 13 v 21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

Matthew 9 v 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Acts 19 v 11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

IMG_20180203_094440 (2)Fr Paul Elliott brings with him a first class relic of St John of Shanghai every time he comes to our parish. We also have been blessed by having a number of second class relics of St John in our church. Furthermore, we are in the unusual and wonderful position of being able to make different relics available for veneration at different times throughout the year. These are loaned to us often to coincide with specific feast days. Everybody is welcome to venerate these relics.

Presently available for veneration:

Presently the following relics are available for veneration just before, during or immediately after any of the services or by private arrangement:

– The tunic of Our Lord
– St John the Forerunner and Baptist
– Sts Martha, Lazarus and Mary
– St Anna the mother of the Theotokos

Everybody most welcome.

 

Relics loaned to us for veneration at the Divine Nativity Liturgy on Sunday 12th January:

– the Holy Crib of the Infant Lord
– the Magi: Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar
– the Protecting Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary
– the Belt of St Joseph
– St Stephen
– St John the Forerunner and Baptist
– Sts Martha, Lazarus and Mary
– St Anna the mother of the Theotokos
– St Lucy of Syracuse
– St John of Shanghai

Everyone very welcome.

Upcoming dates for you diaries

For our celebration of the Feast of the Nativity on 11th and 12th January we are scheduled to make available for public veneration the relics of the Three Wise Men as well as a relic of the manger in which Our Lord Jesus had been placed.

St Stephen

From 30 December at least until his feastday on 9 January you are welcome to venerate the relic of St Stephen the first Martyr and Protodeacon at any of the scheduled services.

 

From now until the 8th of February the relics of Sts Martha, Lazarus and Mary are available for veneration at every scheduled service or by private arrangement.

 

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd of December 2019:

For the All Night Vigil and for the Saturday JoachimannaEvening Service at 19:30 hours as well as for the Sunday morning Readers Service, on account of the feast of the CONCEPTION OF THE THEOTOKOS BY ST ANNA, a relic of St Anna will be made available for veneration. Everyone welcome.

 

 

St AndrewFriday 13th of December 2019:

The feastday of THE HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED. We will have a relic of St Andrew the First Called available for veneration for the evening service at 19:30 hours. Everybody welcome.