By Metropolitan Anthony Surozh Holy Week in a sense begins with the entry of Christ to Jerusalem. This entry full of glory, boisterous, noisy and which is all of it built on a misunderstanding. The people of Jerusalem meet Christ as a conqueror partly because they have heard that He has raised Lazarus from the […]
Here’s a reflection on the Good Samaritan written by our parishioner and Theology graduate, Joanna. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! The story of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well known stories of the Bible and it is as thought provoking now as […]
Dear all! On Thursday 9th August, Fr Augustine, Br Basil and Abbot Symeon are going on a retreat to the monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, so our next Liturgy will take place on the 15th August when we will commemorate the Dormition of our Lady, one of the Great Feasts of the […]
We will celebrate Liturgy on Saturday 16th June at 10.00 am for St Tikhon, the Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus. There will be refreshments and some food afterwards. “God called you to the sacred priesthood as a worthy servant of the Holy Trinity. You shone forth with the grace of godliness strengthening the Church by […]
There will not be Liturgy in the chapel tomorrow, Thursday 14th June, because Fr Augustine has to attend a meeting.
Dear all! This Tuesday 12th June, we will have Morning Prayer in the chapel at 10.00 am, followed by a light breakfast. Please come if you’re able. Look forward to seeing you!
My Fear of the Sound of an Axe Celtic monks left the forest standing at the sites of their monasteries rather than cut them. Adomnan, Columba’s biographer, tells the story of how the Irish King Aedh gave a plot of land in Doire to Columba: And he [Columba] had so great a love for Doire, […]
The Liturgy scheduled for this Sunday, 10th June, has been cancelled due to the race taking place in the city. Many roads will be closed and access to the church will be limited. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to seeing you all again during the week.
We will celebrate Divine Liturgy on Saturday 9th June at 10.00 am, for the feast of st Columba, the Enlightener of Scotland. “By your God-inspired life, you embodied both the mission and the dispersion of the Church, most glorious Father Columba. Using your repentance and voluntary exile, Christ our God raised you up as a […]
We have now entered into the period of the Nativity Fast. Many wonder why we approach Christmas with a fast; why so somber when this is a season for parties, presents, festal meals and celebration? Fr Thomas Hopko, describes this period as “The Winter Pascha” and explains that: “The Lord’s birth and baptism are directly […]