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!

Funding Appeal: Church Floor

floorWe are blessed to have a beautiful church building where services are held each week.  But we have discovered that many of the hidden floor timbers have become rotten.  In order to be able to continue using our church building safely, there is an urgent need to remove and replace these.

Can you help please with the costs of this work?  Please see the funding newsletter for details.

Celebration of the Theophany

You are warmly invited to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:

THURSDAY 5th JANUARY
7 pm Great Vespers & Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of the Waters in the church

SUNDAY 8th JANUARY
Normal Sunday services, followed by the outdoor Blessing of the Waters at Brownsover, and a Festal meal at the Brewers Fayre restaurant.

Lunch will be a help-yourself carvery meal priced at £9.99 per person (£4.49 for children under 12 years of age) to include soup as a starter. Dessert can be purchased for an additional £2. A small play area within sight of our table will be available for the children.

If you would like to come for lunch, please let us know by Wednesday 4 January at the latest. Please email either Father Kosmas (kiwittwer@aol.com) or our chairman, Philip Economou (philip.economou@virgin.net) with the numbers of adults’ and children’s meals that you wish to book.

The restaurant’s address and website are:

2 Central Park Drive
Central Park
Rugby CV23 0WE

https://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/pub-restaurant/Warwickshire/Central-Park-Rugby.html

All – including visitors and guests – are welcome to join our celebration of the Feast!