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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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An Interpretation of the Hymnography of Matins on Holy Tuesday

By Dr. Michael Koutsos Plagal of the Fourth Tone Behold, the Bridegroom is coming in the middle of the night, and blessed is the servant whom He finds watching. And again unworthy is he whom he shall find careless. See to it, my

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Πρόγραμμα Ιερών Ακολουθιών Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας και Πάσχα

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The Akathistos Hymn 2023

On the evening of the 31 March the service of Compline with the Akathistos Hymn and canon of the Akathist was celebrated with great solemnity in at the church of the 318 Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury. The hymns were chanted

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The Epitaphios

The Epitaphios is an ornate embroidered icon depicting the body of Christ laying on the Tomb. The word Epitaphios comes from a Greek expression meaning “on the tomb” (= επί του τάφου).  On the Epitaphios, Christ can be alone, or

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

The solemn feast of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross was celebrated on 19 March 2023. Following the service the Philoptochos held a sale of savoury and sweet produce to raise money for philanthropic causes. Thank you to everyone who prepared

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Journey to Pascha from Sunday of the Holy Cross

“I have no tears, no repentance, no compunctionBut as God do Thou Thyself, O Saviour, bestow them on me.”(Canon of St Andrew, Canticle two v25) Dear brothers and sisters As we enter the second half of the journey towards Holy

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Register now for Camp Saint Sophrony

Camp Saint Sophrony is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain children and youth ministries.  The aim of the camp is to bring children from across the archdiocese together for a fun-filled week of outdoor activity

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Ten new members received into the Church

Glory to God! With great joy, on 24 September ten new members were received into the Holy Orthodox Church. Many years to Milburga, Edmund, Nicholas, Samantha, Joseph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Elizabeth, Daniel and Steve.

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Ordination of Deacon Panteleimon to the priesthood

On Sunday, 11th September 2022, Deacon Panteleimon Maxfield was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of The 318 Godbearing Fathers of Nicaea & John the Baptist in Shrewsbury, England. His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas presided during Matins and concelebrated

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Supraśl 2022 | A world gathering of Orthodox Youth

July 18-24, 2022, Supraśl, Poland “Go and bear fruit” John 15:16 Supraśl 2022 is a one week gathering of Orthodox youth from around the world coming together to experience the unity and universality of our Holy Orthodox Faith, to be

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Angelic Beings – OFSJB Summer Conference

Booking is now open for the OFSJB conference on Angelic Beings. 25-29 August 2022 in Walsingham, Norfolk UK. OFSJB encourages all those interested to register as soon possible as places are limited! As well as talks, services and time to

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Visits of His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene

We were very pleased to receive His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene on Friday 15 April when he came to our church for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. We had a good attendance for a Friday evening and five

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Divine Services for Great Week & Pascha

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Slujbele din Săptămâna Mare și Sfintele Paști

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Богослужения на Великую седмицу и Пасху

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Богослуж ння на Велику седмицю та Великдень

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Разписание на богослуженията за Страстната седмица и Възкресение Христово

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