Bulletin for 18 December to 9 January

Schedule of Services

Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers for Patronal Festival

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Patronal Festival & Πανηγύρι Church of 318 Holy Fathers

  • 9:30 am Matins for Patronal Feast of 318 Holy Fathers

    Church of 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the 318 Holy Fathers

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

  • 12:00 pm Patronal Festival - Greek BBQ and festivities

Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • 🍇 Thaddeus (Jude) the Apostle & Brother of Our Lord

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Sat, 22 Jun 2024
  • Alban Protomartyr of Britain

  • The Saturday of Souls

  • 10:00 am Divine Liturgy for Saturday of Souls with Memorials

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 23 Jun 2024
  • Holy Pentecost

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Mon, 24 Jun 2024
  • Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist

Tue, 25 Jun 2024
  • Milburga of Wenlock (Translation of the relics)

  • 9:30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy for St. Milburga

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Thu, 27 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Sat, 29 Jun 2024
  • Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 30 Jun 2024
  • Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Mon, 01 Jul 2024
  • Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries

Tue, 02 Jul 2024
  • Deposition of the Precious Robe of the Theotokos in Blachernae

Wed, 03 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am Church cleaning

Thu, 04 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Fri, 05 Jul 2024
  • Athanasius of Mount Athos Lampadus the Wonderworker

Sat, 06 Jul 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 07 Jul 2024
  • 2nd Sunday of Matthew

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Mon, 08 Jul 2024
  • The Holy Great Martyr Procopius

Thu, 11 Jul 2024
  • Euphemia the Great Martyr

  • Sophrony of Essex

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy for Feast of St. Sophrony of Essex

Sat, 13 Jul 2024
  • Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 14 Jul 2024
  • Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 12:00 pm Memorial Service -- 50th anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus

Gifts for children of the Shrewsbury Ark

On Monday 20 December we delivered two large boxes and many gift bags of presents to the Shrewsbury Ark from all of the children of the Youth Club for the children that the Shrewsbury Ark knows will be facing a very difficult Christmas this year.

Thank you to all of the parents and children who provided presents and helped wrap them up at the club on Sunday.

We continue our ongoing appeal for the Shrewsbury Ark during advent.  You can give in church in the collection baskets , via our PayPal Giving Page, or the Shrewsbury Ark’s Charitable Aid Foundation page.

Festal preparations and celebrations

On Thursday 23 December at 10.30am the church will be cleaned, prepared and decorated for the feast of the Nativity.  Please come and help!

Father Stephen will be in church from 5.00pm on Friday 24 December to hear confessions.

On the eve of the Nativity after the Vesperal Liturgy there will be mince pies and sherry in the church.  All are welcome!

After the Liturgy on New Year’s day for the feast of Saint Basil and the Circumcision of the Lord there will be the cutting of the Vassilopita (Saint Basil’s bread).  This year is the centenary of our Archdiocese and there will be special commemorative coins to mark the occasion.

After the Feast of Theophany on 6 December there will be the blessing of the River Severn followed by lunch at the River Bank.  Please let Presvytera know if you would like to come.

House blessings

Each year at the time of Theophany it is customary for the faithful to arrange for their homes and businesses to be blessed.  Please get in touch with Father Stephen or Presvytera Catherine on 01939 291 078 to arrange a house blessing.

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