Name Day of Archbishop Gregorios

Archdiocesan Chapel of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

5, Craven Hill, London W2 3EN   Tel: 020 7723 4787

Sunday, 24/1/2016
6.00-7.30 p.m.

Great Vespers for the Feast of Saint Gregory

 

Monday, 25/1/2016
9.00am – 12.30pm.

Matins & Divine Liturgy, presided by Archbishop Gregorios

 

Calendar Dates for the Diary

Orthodox Easter 2016 falls on the 1st May

(5 weeks after the western Easter – 27.03.16)

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Orthodox Holy Week begins on Monday 25th April

Orthodox Good Friday is on 29th April

Coffee Morning in aid of St. Gregory’s

http://www.stgregorysfoundation.org.uk/

Thursday 28 January – George and Shirley Guest will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of St. Gregory’s at 32 Woodwise, Pinner, HA5 2JE. As ever there is JAM and MARMALADE for sale and a RAFFLE (prizes welcome).

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Shirley thanks those who came to her two mornings this year which raised £ 2000. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate at the Coffee Morning and bring your items for sale to fundraise – cakes, biscuits, jam, toiletries and unwanted gifts. Or make your own gift – any idea is welcome! If brought on the day please price the goods with small labels. A limited number of light lunches will be available. If you would like to know more please email: georgeguest@gmail.com

Voyages of the Celtic Saints

ISBN: 9781845271466

This book describes the adventurous and challenging voyages undertaken by Celtic saints during the early middle ages. These voyages linked the Celtic societies of western Britain, Ireland and Brittany with Christian centres of the Mediterranean such as Rome, Athens, Egypt and Palestine. Celtic saints also sailed as far north as Iceland and south to the Azores.

The author explains why the Celtic saints undertook these perilous voyages and a description of early boat building and navigation demonstrates how these voyages were possible.

Greek Night: St Dogmaels Memorial Hall, Friday January 15th

Greek NightFriday January 15th 6:30pm – 10:30pm

A fundraiser for refugees in Greece.

Greek circle dancing and a Greek themed supper. Main course (veg & meat) and dessert. Bring your own bottle! Entry £5 in advance or £6 on the door. The supper is £5. Tickets by phone or from Wholefoods of Newport and The Premier Grocer Shop, High Street St Dogmaels.
01239 891201
Memorial Hall, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3ES

 

Theophany 2016

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Reading from the Synaxarion:

About the beginning of our Lord’s thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also came from Galilee to the Jordan, and sought and received baptism though He was the Master and John was but a servant. Whereupon, there came to pass those marvellous deeds, great and beyond nature: the Heavens were opened, the Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Him that was being baptized and the voice was heard from the Heavens hearing witness that this was the beloved Son of God, now baptized as a man (Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:1-22). From these events the Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and the great mystery of the Trinity were demonstrated. It is also from this that the present feast is called “Theophany,” that is, the divine manifestation, God’s appearance among men. On this venerable day the sacred mystery of Christian baptism was inaugurated; henceforth also began the saving preaching of the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Apolytikion of Holy Epiphany in the First Tone
Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the veneration of the Trinity was revealed. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved, and the Spirit, in the guise of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our God, who appeared and enlightened the world.

Kontakion of Holy Epiphany in the Fourth Tone
You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”