Monthly Archives: April 2023

Orthodox Crossing: Young Joseph

During the passing of the ambient sun of Lazarus Saturday, the lovingly be-haired Young Joseph was baptised through our church into the ever-loving mystery of Christ’s salvation. Joseph Llewellyn-Jones had been attending church and catechumen classes from before my family

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Thomas Didn’t Believe So That All May Believe (St. Gregory the Great)

Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. He was the only disciple absent; on his return, he heard what had happened but refused to believe it. The Lord came a second time;

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Archbishop Nikitas’s Homily for Pascha 2023

Beloved in the Lord, On the joyous occasion of this Feast of Feasts, allow me to share with you the final stanza from one of the kontakia on the Resurrection of our Lord, written in the sixth century by the

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Homily on Holy Saturday: The Lord Descends into Hades

St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus (403 A.D.) Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is

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The Services of the Passion and Tasks for Holy Week

Please help us to prepare for the Feast of Feasts Preparations are well underway for the Feast of Feasts, Christ’s Holy Resurrection. Help is needed with the following Tasks: Place no-Parking cones along Dove Close before the services on Thursday

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A song of Romanos the Melodist for the Feast of Palms

Introductory Note The first Proemium and first Strophe are still used in the Triodion for Palm Sunday as Kontakion and Ikos. The second Proemium is used as the Ypakoe for the feast. It is written in the Plagal of the 2nd [6th]

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Πρόγραμμα Ιερών Ακολουθιών Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας και Πάσχα

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Programme for Holy and Great Week

Christ is risen! To all those attending the Midnight service for Holy and Great Pascha (15/16 April) there is no parking on the road leading to the church (Dove Close).  There is parking on Sutton Road and other kerbside parking

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Synaxarion for the Saturday of Lazarus

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the Raising of Lazarus, the holy and righteous friend of Christ, who lay for four days in the tomb. Verses Thou lamentest, O Jesus: this belongeth

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