Friday, 6 August 2010

Services for August 2010

Sun 1st 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

Thurs 5th 6.30pm Great Vespers of the Transfiguration
Fri 6th 11am Divine Liturgy of the Holy Transfiguration
Sat 7th Pilgrimage to Saint Bertram at Ilam - No services at Audley
Sun 8th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 14th 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 15th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy; 1pm Baptism of Pauline Joan Baiasu

Sat 21st 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 22nd 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

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

Namedays in August
1st Jonathan
16th Radu
20th Father Samuel

1st Tsinara (2008)

Deanery Parish Feasts
9th St Matthias: Lincoln
31st St Aidan: Levenshulme



You will see from the list of services that we have another Baptism in August.
The word baptise derives from baptizo, the transliterated form of the Greek word βάπτειν or baptivzw. In a historical context, it means "to dip, plunge, or immerse" something entirely, e.g. into water. Although commonly associated with Christian baptism, the word is known to have been used in other contexts. For instance, a 2nd century author named Nicander wrote down a pickle recipe which illustrates the common use of the word. He first says that the pickle should be dipped (bapto) into boiling water, followed by a complete submersion (baptizo) in a vinegar solution. The word was also used to explain the process of submerging cloth into a coloured dye. The Christian ritual of water baptism traces back to Saint John the Forerunner, who the Bible says baptised many, including Jesus.

It is surely one a most joyous occasion when we can welcome a new member into the Church.
Set the timer on your oven a little later on August 15th and join in the celebrations at 1pm, after the Divine Liturgy for the Baptism – not the pickling – of Pauline Joan!

Pilgimage to Ilam 2010Please remember to arrange your transport for the 2010 Pilgrimage to Ilam – Saturday 7th August