Bulletin 26 March 2022

Schedule of Services

Sat, 02 Mar 2024
  • Chad bishop of Lichfield

  • 9:00 am Divine Liturgy for Feast of St Chad

    St Oswalds Church, Church St, Oswestry SY11 2SY, UK

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 03 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy Telford

    Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8GA, UK

Tue, 05 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 06 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Church cleaning

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 07 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 09 Mar 2024
  • 🍇 The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 10 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 1:30 pm Baptism

Tue, 12 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 13 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 14 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 16 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 17 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

Tue, 19 Mar 2024
  • Alchmund of Derby

  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 20 Mar 2024
  • Cuthbert the Wonderworker, Bishop of Lindisfarne

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 21 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 23 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 24 Mar 2024
  • Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 25 Mar 2024
  • Annunciation of the Theotokos

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) for the Feast of the Annunciation

Tue, 26 Mar 2024
  • Synaxis in honour of the Archangel Gabriel

  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 27 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 28 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 30 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 31 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Support for Ukraine

At the bottom of this bulletin there is a link to a page regarding the work our church is doing to help refugees of the war in Ukraine.

We are in direct contact with people fleeing Ukraine and we need your support to play our part as a loving community to help with the relief effort.  Please read the post below called Homes for Ukraine and to register your support.

Refugees of Ukraine

The Third Sunday of the Great Fast - Veneration of the Cross

Every work of labor has great difficulty, but the size of its difficulty appears in the middle of it; for the labor that wears you down brings weakness, and weakness makes the rest of the work harder. Because we also, by divine grace, have arrived at about the middle of the fast, and weakness has surrounded us and the difficulty has increased, for this reason our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, sets before us as a most-mighty aid the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the support of the righteous and the hope of sinners; so that we being broken may reverently receive grace and strength to complete the divine struggle of the fast.

from the Horologion

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross Resource Page

Flooded flat for third year!

Barbara’s flat was flooded for a third year running in February.  Luckily there was not much in the flat to get wet and carpets had been lifted onto kitchen tops. However the water came up into the bath and  ruined some of her embroidery and silk threads.

The flats are under new management who have started to pull out wet plaster and will have industrial driers working within a week to dry the walls.  The work will be done on insurance this time.  However all the brand new kitchen cupboards and bathroom fittings have to be pulled out and as yet we don’t know if these will need to be payed for.

Most of her furniture is already in store but we are looking for storage to put the carpets, hover, and a few boxes in (two car loads) for three or four months. Please contact Fr Stephen on 01939 291078 leaving a message if no one replies.

Also for the first time since Lockdown we have been able to visit Barbara at Lymehurst Rest Home, in her room.  Covid tests are still required before being able to  have contact with the residents.  I was sad to see she had propped 2 greetings cards up on her table with a box of tissues.  I am sure she would appreciate receiving some high-quality cards. Her address is:

Mrs Barbara Manning

Lyndhurst Rest Home, 112 Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2QT

Presvytera Catherine

Visit of Varangian Guard

On Sunday 20 March the Varangian reenactment group visited the youth club and gave demonstrations and spoke about the history of the Varangians in Constantinople.  It was a fun occasion.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

3rd Lenten Vespers

Vital epilepsy monitoring tech for church member

My friend N has developed a new (to her) form of epilepsy which entails lengthy ‘absences’ where she has no consciousness of what she’s doing or where she is.

Recently a kindly stranger found her standing by the gates of the allotment, trying to leave, but with no idea of the code to open the gate. She has no memory of leaving her own allotment or wandering to the gates a considerable distance away. The stranger let her out and accompanied her back to her flat, then left, and N describes the next 24-48 hours as being a complete fog. She still has no idea what she was doing during that time.

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