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Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

You are warmly invited to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos:

MONDAY 14th AUGUST
7 pm Great Vespers & Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Herbs

Come and celebrate the Feast!

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Invitation to Coventry Parish Feast

The Community of our neighbouring Parish of the Transfiguration, Coventry, have invited us to share in the celebration of their Parish Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Great Vespers will be celebrated in the Church of the Transfiguration on Saturday 5th August 2017 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall after the service from around 8.15 pm.

All are welcome! A map showing the location of the Church may be found here.

If you plan to attend, please let our Chairman, Philip Economou, know as soon as possible so that we can provide numbers for catering purposes.

Ordination of Reader David as Subdeacon

We are delighted to announce the Ordination to the Subdiaconate of Reader David Johnson. His Ordination will take place in the Church of Saint Mary and Saint Marina, Stoke on Trent, on Sunday 16 July, before the Liturgy.

May the Lord God grant David and his family Many Years!

Services on Sunday 18 June 2017

There will be a change to the usual pattern of services on this Sunday only.

The Hours will be served at 11 am, immediately followed by Reader’s Typika (Обедница) beginning at around 11.20 am.

As no priest or deacon will be present, there will be no opportunity to receive Holy Communion or to make your confession on this Sunday.

The usual pattern of services will resume on the following Sunday, 25 June 2017.

Veneration of Relics

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

Our friends at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration in Coventry have invited us to venerate with them the relics of The Holy, Glorious and Right-victorious Greatmartyr Saint Panteleimon the Unmercenary Healer, which will be brought to their church on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

The relics will arrive at about 11.00 am from London and will remain in Coventry until mid-afternoon before being taken to the Geek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos and St Andreas in Birmingham.  They may be venerated there until about 20.00.

Matins followed by the Divine Liturgy will be served in Coventry beginning at about 10.00 am and ending at about 12.30 pm.  We are warmly invited to join the Community for either of these services and then to stay for lunch, which will be served in the community hall.  If anybody would like to stay for the meal would they please let me know so that I can inform Coventry of the likely numbers.

More information on Saint Panteleimon can be found at:
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Panteleimon

The address of the Church of the Holy Transfiguration is:
Westwood Heath Road, Coventry CV4 8GP

This is a privileged opportunity to venerate the relics of a Saint whom we commemorate every Sunday, and to develop stronger ties with the Coventry parish.

See you there!

Yours sincerely in Christ

Philip Economou
Chairman

Leavetaking of Pascha & Ascension Day: Wednesday 24th May

Come and celebrate with us on Wednesday 24th May!

At 7 pm we will sing the Paschal Hours for the last time this year to mark the Leavetaking of Pascha: the Epitaphios / Plaschanitsa will be returned to its place at the back of the church, accompanied by the final singing of the Paschal Troparion.

At around 7.30 pm we will begin Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of the Ascension.

As well as being a Feast of the Lord, the Ascension is the ‘Feast of Title’ of our church – so a very important day in our calendar. Come and celebrate the Feast!