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West Midlands branch of Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth to be launched

The Archdiocese’s youth ministry organisation, Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth (COTY), is establishing a “hub” in the West Midlands. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, Christian Orthodox Thyateira Youth is established as a Ministry for Young People

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos On the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the conversation of the Lord with the Samaritan woman. Verses When thou camest to obtain perishable water, O woman, thou didstDraw forth living water, whereby thou didst wash

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Archdiocesan Cross of Christ the Saviour awarded to Presvytera Catherine

Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain has awarded Presvytera Catherine the Archdiocesan Cross of Christ the Saviour on the occassion of her retirement. As the country was preparing for the Big Help Out, to mark His Majesty The King’s

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New Table of Prothesis for the church

Edmund Bowe and his son, Luke, have recently made a new Table of Prothesis for the church. As you will all know, before the audible part of the Liturgy begins there is a separate service when the bread and the

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The Sun Shines on our Coronation Celebration

Family, friends and neighbours joined our congregation in the warm spring sun after Divine Liturgy this Sunday to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III. The event, which was opened with the National Anthem, was a joyous chance to spend

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Join Us This Sunday To Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

We are holding a bring-and-share lunch after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 8 May to celebrate this historic event. All are welcome – family, friends and neighbours – as we mark the crowning of our new monarch. Please bring foods

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Orthodox Crossing: A Christian Wisp…

On Sunday the 23rd of April Presvytera Catherine retired from thirty-seven years of devotion to our church and the wide reach of its parish. To be precise, that is only five years less than I have been alive, so when

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Aidan Hart designs the King’s anointing screen

Beloved member of our Shrewsbury parish Aidan Hart has been given the great honour of being asked by HM King Charles III to design three large embroidered screens to surround him during his sacred anointing at the coronation next Saturday.

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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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