The feast of St Nicholas, Cardiff.


Veneration of the relics of St Nicholas.

Father Tim and a small contingent of the Lampeter community were honoured to celebrate vespers and the commencement of the feast of St Nicholas with our friends in Cardiff last night.  Father Luke and others from Llanelli will join them for further celebrations and the Divine Liturgy this evening, see here for further details.

A vespers service will take place in Lampeter this evening at 6.15.  See you there.  Happy feast day Nick!

St Nicholas the Wonderworker, pray for us!


Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos 21.11.17


Lampeter Orthodox Church

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The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:38-42; 11:27-28)

At that time, Jesus entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and said, “Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.” As He said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that Thou didst suck!” But He said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”



The Angels beholding the entrance of the all-pure one were overtaken by surprise; how hath the Virgin entered into the Holy of Holies?

Since thou art a living temple of God, O Theotokos, no impure hand shall touch thee. But the lips of believers, let them ceaselessly laud thee, crying unto thee joyfully with the voice of the angels: Verily, O undefiled Virgin, thou art more exalted than all creatures.

Bewnans Ke: A Cornish Play on the LIfe of St Ke and Arthur

Wed 6 Dec 2017, 1:15PM

To coincide with the 2017 Year of Legends and our current Arthur and Welsh Mythology  exhibition, a presentation about a Medieval Cornish manuscript.

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

***Event held in English***

***Free admission by ticket***

I fynd law yn llaw â Blwyddyn Chwedlau 2017 a’n harddangosfa gyfredol ar Arthur a Chwedloniaeth Cymru, cyflwyniad am lawysgrif Ganoloesol Gernyweg.

***Cyflwyniad trwy gyfrwng y Saesneg***

***Mynediad am ddim trwy docyn***

Troparion of St Kea
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Thou wast unsparing in thy missionary labours
in Brittany and Cornwall, O Hierarch Kea.
As thou didst make the flame of the orthodox Faith burn brightly in the face of defiant paganism,
pray to God for us,
that we devote our lives to confronting the paganism of our times
for the glory of Christ’s Kingdom and the salvation of men’s souls


Day long seminar on Orthodoxy

There will be a day long seminar on ‘The (Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Rumanian …) Orthodox Church – History – iconography – music Introduced by Dr Peter Brooke on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at Coleg Trefeca (centre of the eighteenth century Welsh Methodist revival).
This is Day 4 of a series of ‘Days of Spiritual Reflection’ organised by Jonathan Morgan
Price: £22.00 (includes 3 course lunch, tea/coffee etc)
Contact Coleg Trefeca, Trefeca, Brecon, Powys LD3 OPP Tel: 01874 711423

07.10.17 The Annual Holywell Pilgrimage for St. Winefride


Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales, CH8 7LS


Hours and Divine Liturgy                                         10.30hrs

Picnic Lunch

The Procession to the Well with the Relic of St Winifred, the Molieben and Agiasmos; the day concludes with Great Vespers.                                                                   15.00hrs

Further information:

Phone Fr Pancratios on:      01244 659717 or  07850 467675

The Orthodox Christian Community of St Barbara the Great Martyr, Chester



Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition

Monday 14th August

18.15hrs, Vespers and Artoklasia

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In giving birth, you preserved your virginity. In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.


Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos, who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. For being the Mother of Life, she was translated to life, by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.