Annual Pan-Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Shrine and Holy Well of St. Winifride

Saturday 6th October 2018

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The annual Pan-Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Shrine and Holy Well of St. Winifride is held on the first Saturday in October, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain.

The Shrine is well signposted from the A55 trunk road; and it is recommended that pilgrims use this road, leaving it by the A5026, which leads directly into the centre of Holywell. Then, pilgrims should follow the brown signs for the Shrine, which is situated on the B121.

The nearest Railway Station is Flint, from where there is a bus service onwards to Holywell.

Saint Winifride was a nun in the seventh century, famed for her sanctity of life. The Holy Well near which she lived has been a place of pilgrimage ever since and the scene of many miracles of healing. Holywell is also the only place of Pilgrimage in Britain where Christian pilgrimage has continued uninterrupted for nearly 1400 years.

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22.04.18 Feast of the Myrrh Bearing Women. Divine Liturgy 10.45hrs

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Troparia

When Thou, the Deathless Life, didst go down to death, then didst Thou slay hell by the lightning flash of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst raise the dead from the lower world, all the Powers of Heaven cried aloud: Christ our God, Giver of Life, glory to Thee.

Noble Joseph took Thy immaculate Body down from the Tree, wrapped It in a clean shroud and spices, and having embalmed It laid It in a new sepulchre. But on the third day Thou didst rise, O Lord, granting to the world great mercy.

To the myrrbearing women at the sepulchre an Angel appeared and cried: Myrrh is fit for the dead, but Christ has shown Himself a Stranger to corruption. So cry: The Lord has risen, granting to the world great mercy.

Kontakion

Thou didst command the Myrrbearers to rejoice, O Christ our God, Thou didst dry the tears of our first mother Eve by Thy Resurrection, and Thou didst command the Apostles to preach: The Saviour has risen from the tomb.

Holy Week and Pascha Services 2018

1st April Palm Sunday

10.15 Hours

10.45 Divine Liturgy

12.15 Matins of the Bridegroom

4th April Holy and Great Wednesday

18,15 Service of Annointing

5th April Holy and Great Thursday

18.15 Service of the 12 Gospels

6th April Holy and Great Friday

14.30 Great Vespers and Descent from the Cross

7th April Holy and Great Saturday

10.00 Vespers, Baptism and Divine Liturgy

23.30 Matins

8th April Holy Pascha

00.00 Christos Anesti / Resurrection Service

00.30 Divine Liturgy followed by Paschal Community Meal