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The Holy Trinity

“This I give you to share, and to defend all your life, the One Godhead and Power, found in the Three in Unity, and comprising the Three separately, not unequal, in substances or natures, neither increased nor diminished by superiorities or inferiorities; in every respect equal, in every respect the same; just as the beauty […]

Christ is Ascended in Glory!

Apolytikion of the Ascension Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy Disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit, having become confident of the blessing. Verily, Thou  art the Son of God, and Deliverer of the world.

The Constant Pascha – H.E. Metropolitan Saba

Tomorrow evening we say goodbye to the Feast of Pascha. For forty days, we are in the midst of the joy of the resurrection. For forty days, we chant with joy, “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” at the beginning and the […]

Conference 2016: A Conversation with the Metropolitan

A conversation with H.E. Metropolitan Silouan at our 2016 Archdiocesan Conference

Next Pilgrimage – St Bertram of Ilam

Our Annual Pilgrimage takes place this year on the Second Saturday in August – the 13th. This event, nearing its 20th Anniversary has become a highlight of the Summer for parishes of all jurisdictions from across the UK and recently as far away as London. 2016 will be particularly special as our celebrations at the […]

Faithful Servant of God

Before travelling to the Archdiocesan Conference, Sayedna visited  Fr Peter Ford at his new home in south Derbyshire.  Fr Peter is part of the team of clergy in our York community.  Unable now through ill health to get out and about, he lives a daily round of prayer and contemplation in the Orthodox tradition as […]

Colchester’s Icon of St Constantine and St Helen

a Hymn to St Helen of Colchester Native of our land, according to our fathers, Colchester’s Daughter, after quiet retirement, and at the pinnacle of earthly fame, fair Mother Helen, venerable and most pious Empress, in the cause of our holy Faith thou didst hasten to Jerusalem, and gloriously finding, as treasure buried, the life-giving […]

Christ is Risen! (from the Metropolitan)

Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! The whole of creation, the visible and the invisible together, celebrates the great feast of the Resurrection of the Lord; this is its goal, the purpose and fulfilment of Creation. Therefore, to participate in the Resurrection, man must participate in the life of Christ. In the Resurrection Christ […]

God save the Queen! A Message from the Metropolitan

Beloved in Christ, Today we celebrate with great joy the birthday of our beloved Queen and offer heartfelt thanks to God for Her long reign and life of selfless duty, service and Christian faith. We are greatly blessed to have faithful monarchs whose wisdom and guidance are an example to us all. I ask all […]

Palm Sunday (24th April)

People had gathered in Jerusalem for the Passover and were looking for Jesus, both because of His great works and teaching and because they had heard of the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus. When they heard that Christ was entering the city, they went out to meet Him with palm branches, laying their garments […]

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