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The Nativity of the Theotokos

Synaxarion of the Nativity of the Theotokos On the eighth of September, we commemorate the Birth of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary. VersesAnna, all mothers truly you surpassed,Until your daughter should become your Mother.Anna brought into

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Synaxarion of the Ecclesiastical New Year

On the first of September is the beginning of the Indiction, namely the New Year. VersesBless for us the Indiction of the New Year,O You Who are both Ancient and for mankind New (namely You, O Christ). We should know, brethren,

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St Symeon the Stylite

On this day, the first of September, our Church celebrates the memory of the venerable Symeon the Stylite. Our venerable Father Symeon was born about the year 390 in a certain village named Sis, in the mountain region of Cilicia

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The Placing of the Honourable Sash of the Most Holy Theotokos

Synaxarion of the Deposition of the Honorable Zoni in the Holy Coffin On the thirty-first of August, we commemorate the deposition of the Honorable Zoni* in the Holy Coffin, of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos, in her revered home

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Synaxarion of the Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

SynaxarionOn the 29th of August, commemoration of the beheading of the honorable head of the holy, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John. VersesA murderous hand with a sword cuts off the head Of him who placed his hand on the

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The Dormition of our most holy and glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Concerning the Dormition of the Theotokos the Church has received the following from the ancient tradition of the Fathers. When the time drew near when it was our Saviour’s good pleasure to take to himself his own Mother, he informed

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Jonathan Pageau and Aidan Hart on The Transfiguration: Glory and Grace in the World

View this interview with Jonathan Pageau and Aidan Hart recorded before the Scala Foundation‘s 2023 Conference on Art, the Sacred, and the Common Good

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Oswald, Martyr and King of Northumbria

5 August When Oswald  became the first Christian king of Northumbria he sought the aid of the monks of Iona, the disciples of Columba, for the conversion of the Saxons of the North.    A monk called Aidan was sent by

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Orthodox Crossing: Reliquary and Me

I am not a big one for digging, generally, but then I garden for what I earn so I am digging for a lot of the time. And when I am, I find things; dirt, bits of old pottery, a

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The visit of His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene and fundraising BBQ

On Sunday, July 9, 2023, His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene presided at Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stephen Maxfield and Presbyter Panteleimon Maxfield, and Presbyter David Walker served with His Grace. To mark His

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