Saturday, 22 October 2011

Services: November 2011 at Audley and Dresden

Sat. 5th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 6th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
Mon.7th 6.30pm Great Vespers of Saint Michael at Dresden.
Tues. 8th 10.30am Divine Liturgy of Saint Michael at Audley.
Fri. 11th 11am Memorial at the Dresden Church War Memorial.

Sat.12th 12.30 Saint Michael’s Feast at St. Marina’s Hall, Longton. A bring and share meal with a collection for the church.6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 13th 10am Matins;
11am Divine Liturgy. Audley
10.30am Baptism of Dylan Edward Jai Jones;
11am Divine Liturgy. Dresden
Mon. 15th Beginning of the Nativity Fast.

Sat. 19th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 20th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
Mon. 21st 10.30am Divine Liturgy: Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple: Liturgy at Dresden.
Fri. 25th 11am Akathist at Audley

Sat. 26th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 27th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Being one parish.

As one parish of the Holy Archangel Michael, with two churches and two priests, Great Feasts will be shared between the two churches. So, both churches having as their Patron the Holy Archangel Michael, Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia will be served at Dresden and the Divine Liturgy with Panikhida at Audley on 7th and 8th November. The Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple being on a Monday, there will be no Great Vespers, but the Divine Liturgy will be served at Dresden. We welcomed Edwin, Maurice, into the Holy Orthodox Church and our parish of Saint Michael at Dresden. I should have invited all of you to be there but left it to your own perception. Dylan Edward Jai Jones, the son of Paul Dominic and Jayne, will be baptised at Dresden on Sunday 13th November as indicated on the service listing for November. The day before we will have celebrated our Parish Feast with a “bring and share” lunch at Saint Marina’s hall in Longton. I hope that there will be many occasions when we will all be together at Audley and at Dresden, for worship, fellowship, study, fundraising and many other things.

Study Group

An evening study group has formed and meets at Hugh and Imogen Maxfield’s house every Thursday.Time: 8pm—9:30pmAddress: 1 Cappers Lane, Betchton, Sandbach, CW11 2TWContact: Fr. George 07551456454

Congratulations to Matthew and Kayleigh who have got engaged!

Name Days in November.

3rd Winifred Carson
8th Gabriella Bostan; Victor’s Gabriella
11th Martin Shorthose
13th Ioannes Harvey
14th Philip Boothby
16th Matthew Carson; Matthew Cooke
20th Edmund Maxfield
30th Andrew Ayoub; Andrew Davidchack; Andrew Onofrei; Andrew Robinson

Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and All the Bodiless Powers—8th November

On this day we celebrate the archangels and these are:

Michael: "Who is like God"
Gabriel: "Power of God" or "man of God"
Raphael: "God’s Healing" or "God the Healer"
Uriel: "Fire" or "Light of God"
Salathiel: "One who prays to God"
Jegudiel: "One who glorifies God"
Barachiel: "The blessing of God"
Jeremiel: "God’s Exaltation"
We celebrate all the angelic hosts in November because it follows nine months after March, in which month the world was created. Nine months for the nine orders of angels as outlined by Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. These orders are: six-winged Seraphim, many-eyed Cherubim, Godly Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
It was Saint Michael who first cried out "Let us attend! Let us stand aright; let us stand with fear". This is heard every Sunday and the response is the same one given by the Angelic host, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth: heaven and earth are full of Your Glory."
Saints of Britain: Saint Winifride—3rd November

Winifride (or Gwenfrewi in Welsh) was the niece of Saint Beuno the Wonderworker and she lived further up the valley from his cell.Caradoc, the son of a local chieftain attempted to seduce her but she repelled him and ran towards her uncle’s chapel for sanctuary. Caradoc flew into a rage, pursued her and cut off her head. Her uncle came to her and through fervent prayer, replaced her head and she was brought back to life.After this, Winifride entered the monastic life under the spiritual guidance of Saint Eleri. Eventually, Saint Winifride travelled west to the hills above the Conwy valley and founded there a monastery of nuns in the village of Gwytherin. She left this world in the year 650 and was laid to rest by Saint Eleri.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Services for October 2011 at Audley and Dresden.

Services for October 2011 at Audley and Dresden.

Sat. 1st Pilgrimage to Holywell. No local services.
Sun. 2nd 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Sat. 8th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 9th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Sat. 15th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 16th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Wed. 19th 9am Divine Liturgy at Audley
Sat. 22nd 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 23rd 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.

Fri. 28th 9am Divine Liturgy at Audley.
Sat. 29th 6pm Saint Demetrios Commemoration of the Dead and Great Vespers.
Sun. 30th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

Name Days in October

Name Days in October.
12th Wilfred Maxfield. 18th Dr. Lucas Joy.
23rd Jacovos Harvey. 26th Claudiu
28th Terence.

19th Metropolitan Gabriel (2007).

Future Dates.
November: Parish Feast Meal will be a “bring and share” on Saturday 12th November at 12.30pm at Saint Marina’s Parish Hall in Longton.

Now that we have two churches and two priests, it is time for all of us to look at our giving to the Church in order to make the work of the Church possible.
In these difficult times, we need, more than ever, to remind ourselves that we put our trust in God, not in our own ability to supply our needs. Give freely and God will abundantly supply your needs. Be sensible and thrifty, and sparing in your giving, and you show your lack of trust in God.

Swanwick Deanery Conference 2012.
Father Gregory has booked Swanwick on the same basis as last time.... 80 places (expandable) at £130 with usual concessions and day attending rates, Monday 30th April (4pm) to Wednesday 2nd May (Lunch)... a non-fasting Paschal time.
The theme will be “Christian discipleship” and the following areas will be covered by quality speakers:-
Personal Vocations; Family Life and the Single State;
The Ascetical Life; The Kingdom of God and the World.

Saints of Britain

Saints of Britain: Wilfrid of York—October 12th
Saint Wilfrid was born in Northumberland in 634 and was educated at Lindisfarne and then spent time in Lyons and Rome. He returned to England and was elected abbot of Ripon in 658 and introduced the Roman rules and practices and was the architect of the definitive victory of the Roman party at the Conference of Whitby in 664.
He was appointed Bishop of York and took possession of his See in 669. He laboured zealously and founded many monasteries, though he had to appeal to Rome in order to prevent the subdivision of his diocese by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Saint Theodore. While waiting for the outcome of the case, he was forced to go into exile. This did little to shake his zeal and he worked hard and long to evangelize the pagan south Saxons until his recall in 686. In 691 he had to retire again to the Midlands until Rome vindicated him once again. He was reconciled to his fellow bishops at the Council of Nidd in 706.
He went to his rest in 709 and is remembered for his courage and zeal.

Saint Paulinus of York—October 10
A monk in Saint Andrew’s monastery in Rome, he was sent to England in 601 by Saint Gregory the Great to assist Saint Augustine of Canterbury. He laboured in Kent until 625 when he accompanied Ethelburga to Northumbria where she married King (later saint) Edwin. Paulinus was successful in converting Edwin and large numbers of his people to the Christian faith. Edwin was defeated in 633 by pagan Mercians and Paulinus was forced to leave his See in York and return to Kent. There he took up the See of Rochester which he held until his death in 644.

Holy Fathers Spyridon and Nicodemus, Prosphora-bakers of the Caves—October 31

Saint Spyridon was a Godly man born in the early twelfth century. He was ignorant of book learning and his speech was rustic. Nevertheless, he was wise in spirit and his fear of God led him to the Monastery of the Caves where he became a monk and learned to read, committing all the Psalms to memory. He would chant the entire psalter once a day during his work.
His job became to bake the prosphora for the services, a work which Spyridon enjoyed. One day, while he was going about his work, he lit the oven to bake prosphora, and flames burst out and began to burn the roof of the building. Saint Spyridon took off his mantia and covered the mouth of the oven. Then he ran to the well, drew together the sleeves of his hair shirt, and filled it with water. He quickly returned to the fire calling for the brothers to come and help him put out the fire. When they arrived they were amazed that Spyridon’s shirt had held all the water for extinguishing the flames, and his mantia had not caught fire.

Saint Spyridon’s helper was St Nicodemus. They were very close friends and prayed and laboured together. They baked prosphora for thirty years before reposing peacefully .
of Canterbury. He laboured in Kent until 625 when he accompanied Ethelburga to Northumbria where she married King (later saint) Edwin. Paulinus was successful in converting Edwin and large numbers of his people to the Christian faith. Edwin was defeated in 633 by pagan Mercians and Paulinus was forced to leave his See in York and return to Kent. There he took up the See of Rochester which he held until his death in 644.