Saturday, 28 February 2009

Services for March 2009

Services at St. Michael’s, Audley for March 2009

Sun. 1st 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy and Forgiveness ceremony.
7pm Forgiveness Vespers at The Church of the Holy Three Hierarchs, Leeds.
Mon. 2nd 6.30pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. ( First day of Great Lent.)
Tues. 3rd 6.30pm Great Canon.
Wed. 4th 6.30pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Thurs.5th 6.30pm Great Canon.
Fri. 6th 6.30pm Akathist to the Theotokos.

Sat.7th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun.8th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy and Procession with the Holy Icons.
Wed. 11th 6.30pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Fri. 13th 6.30pm Akathist.

Sat. 14th 6pm Memorial and Great Vespers.
Sun. 15th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
Wed. 18th 6.30pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Fri. 20th 6.30pm Akathist.

Sat. 21st 6pm Memorial and Great Vespers.
Sun. 22nd 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy and Veneration of the Holy Cross. Please note that we shall NOT go to the Sandbach crosses this year.
Tues. 24th 6.30pm Great Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation.
Wed. 25th 10.30am Divine Liturgy.
Fri. 27th 6.30pm Akathist.

Sat. 28th 6pm Memorial and Great Vespers.
Sun. 29th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Namedays in March

25th Mary Makings and Despina Harrison.


23rd Elizabeth Boothby 2007.
28th Priest Patrick 2008.
29th Barbara Worth 2008.

Deanery Patronal Feasts

18th St. Edward’s, Aethelhampton.

Advance Notices

Our Annual pilgrimage to St. Bertram’s tomb at Ilam: Saturday 8th August


Iona is unique in the British Isles: it is the cradle of Scottish Christianity, the legacy of St Columba, where the veil between heaven and earth grows very thin; whose white sands were once stained with the blood of martyrs. This September there will be on Iona a temporary Orthodox community. You can be part of it, worshipping in St Oran’s Chapel, where Scottish kings were buried. At Clachanach, a traditional Iona house, two volunteers will care for six guests each week, offering Orthodox worship, food, accommodation, and a simple way of life. Talks on Iona, its history and guided tours will also be available. The cost is £250pw, with £50 discount for bookings before Palm Sunday, or £25 discount for bookings between 18th May and Pentecost. (No bookings please between12th April and 17th May.) A few bursaries may also be possible, where there is need. Places are limited - please apply a.s.a.p. Pilgrims looking for a traditional, hotel-based experience of Iona should join the 2010 Friends of Orthodoxy Iona (FOI) Pilgrimage (see their website-click here). The 2009 Iona Orthodox House (not F.O.I.) is like staying in a scete.

Enquiries should be made to Reader Ignatios, Roseholm, Kilchuimen PH32 4DG; telephone 01320 366 457.

There are considerable discounts for applying early.
For more information contact Hugh and Imogen Maxfield.