Monday, 30 September 2013

Services in October 2013 at Audley and Dresden

Services in October 2013 at Audley and Dresden

Wed 2nd 11am Divine Liturgy or Akathist
Sat 5th Pilgrimage to Holywell – No services in the Parish
Sun 6th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 9th 11am Divine Liturgy or Akathist
Sat 12th 6pm Great Vespers

Sun 13th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 16th 11am Divine Liturgy or Akathist
Sat 19th 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 20th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 23rd 11am Divine Liturgy or Akathist
Sat 26th 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 27th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 30th 11am Divine Liturgy or Akathist

Name days
9th James
12th Wilfred; Edwin
18th Luke (Howard)
23rd Jacovos
28th Terence
19th Metropolitan Gabriel (2007)
Advance Notice of Saint Michael’s Feast

Thursday 7th 7pm Great Vespers at Dresden
Friday 8th 11am Divine Liturgy at Audley
Saturday 9th 7pm, after Great Vespers, Parish Feast in Dresden Scout Hall

Saints of Britain – Saint Lalluwy (virgin) - 6th October

Not much is known of this pious saint from Menheniot in Cornwall but there is one remaining church dedicated to St Lalluwy and St Antonius in the village.
Associated with the virtue of virginity and also, in common with many Cornish saints, a well near the church; the Troparion for her feast day of 6th October is as follows:
In Tone 8
To this day Menheniot's sacred well
witnesses to thy virtue, O pious Lalluwy.
As thou didst call forth a stream of living water from the earth,
we pray thee, entreat Christ our God
to pour forth for us the saving waters of eternal life.

Miss Ukraine 2013

There is much news concerning

Christians around the world at
the moment – most of which
requiring our prayers and
donations of money.
A rather brighter story caught
my eye earlier this week
On the left is pictured Anna
Zayachkivskaya, recently
crowned “Miss Ukraine 2013”
and a contender in the Miss
Universe competition.
While in the UK we have shrugged off these competitions as politically incorrect,they are alive and flourishing in the East of Europe. What is perhaps surprising and what brings her to these pages is that she has just completed work on an icon “The Shroud” for her Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a member of two youth organisations founded by the winner of Miss Ukraine 2007, Lika Roman.“Silver Ring” promotes sexual abstinence until marriage and “VIP” which fights against the use of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs in cultivating a healthy lifestyle and moral values. Anna is a regular parishioner in her church under the Kiev Patriarchate and when asked what she would be doing after the competitions
replied that she would continue to keep painting icons.

Autumn Fayre

You know from the notice in the September issue that the Autumn Fayre takes place in November and that Irene and Kim are appealing for help in organising and donations of goods. I am told that there have been no responses so far so please volunteer before we resort to having to use the big stick! It’s for your own good! Here’s a small reminder of what is required...

New Orthodox Community on Mull

Mull Historical Society describes Kilninian, built in 1755, as ‘one of the oldest (churches), and until very recently, still used for worship. Possibly standing on the site of an earlier medieval church, it first appears in the records of 1561, where it is stated that the parsonage of ‘Keilnoening’ had formerly belonged to the Abbot of Iona.’ The more recent history of the church includes the few years when Fr Stephen and his small community tried to found a Catholic monastery around Kilninian. When they changed their plans and
moved instead to mainland Scotland, they very generously donated the church to the Orthodox Church, under condition that Kilninian would still be used as the home of a monastic community. For over two years, Kilninian was taken care of by sister Marina, who also lived there for many months between 2010 and 2012. At the present moment, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, we have started the necessary work in order to turn Kilninian into the first Orthodox Monastery in the Hebrides. This includes restoration work for the church itself and building work for a small number of new cells for the future monastics. It was also decided that the Monastery Chapel will remain dedicated to Saints Ninian and Cuthbert, and that it will be a monastery for nuns. Fr Serafim hopes to move to Mull around May 2014 to take up permanent residence at the Monastery but any enquiries until then should be addressed to

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Services in September 2013

at Audley and Dresden

Sun 1st 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 4th 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 7th 3pm Baptism of Katerina Moriates
6pm Great Vespers
Sun 8th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 11th 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 14th Consecration of the Romanian Church in Leeds
6pm Reader Vespers
Sun 15th Antiochian Day of Solidarity (donations by today for Syria please)
10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 18th 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 21st Conference in Erdington (flyer at the back of church)
6pm Great Vespers
Sun 22nd 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 25th 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 28th 3pm Baptism of Michael (Mishutka) Tyukin
6pm Great Vespers
Sun 29th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

Name days

5th Emma Louise Elizabeth Bostan
8th Francesca Joy
9th Anna Oshkereli
17th Sofia Bartholomew; Sofia Wilcox
24th Thekla Read
26th Patriarch John; John Martin Chadwick; John Roger Makings


3rd Leon (2010)
10th George Fearns (2005)
24th Fr Dennis (2010)

Parish Feasts

14th Holy Cross, Lancaster

Scout Hall

Autumn Fair in November

Our Autumn Fair is on 2nd November at Dresden Scout Hall.
Does anyone have any ideas for stalls or want to take charge of organising one of the stalls?
We are hoping to have a Christmas Present Stall where we can sell handmade crafts and
quality items. Can anyone produce anything for this stall?
Handmade aprons, bags, knitted/crocheted hats, gloves, blankets, wooden items, pot
plants, paintings, drawings etc.
Or do you know anyone who could make something for the fair?
Our usual stalls are:
Bric a Brac – This is always a popular stall and we need clean good quality items for it
Toys, Books, Games, DVDs, CDs – This stall also attracts a lot of attention and we need ALL
items for it please
The Jumble Stall – This draws people and we are hoping to do a clothes rail with
quality/new items this year. Any donations of clean clothing, bedding, shoes, bags, etc.
would be greatly appreciated.
Grocery Stall – This always tempts people with homemade cakes, biscuits and sandwiches.
It is a very popular friendly stall. We need Jams, pickles etc. Also cakes, breads, scones, pies
on the day. Please bring what you can as we always sell out!
Refreshments – We sell tea and coffee with cakes and biscuits. This gets very busy and the
customers love it and have proved to be very friendly and encouraging.
Raffles/Prize Every time – The raffles can bring in a lot of money but we need more people
to sell tickets for us. With only two or three people selling tickets we do well, if more
people would sell tickets for us it could make a great difference.
Also, we will need prizes. Can anyone supply us with any? All items/ideas gratefully
Please get involved and let me or Veronica know which stall you would like to be involved
with. If you can make posters, or deliver fliers, or help with floats for stalls, or help to clear
away after the fair, please let us know as there is a lot of hard work to do but we have an
enjoyable day with a lively atmosphere.


Scout Hall Costs

We use Dresden Scout Hall for one hour after each Sunday Liturgy.
The cost is £7 an hour, with this comes the use of the toilets when needed throughout any
of our services.
We have a good relationship with the Scout leaders and use the hall for fairs and functions.
We need donations to fund the hall rent. There is a jar on the counter in the hall after every
Sunday morning service.
It would be a shame to lose this facility.
We are averaging £2.50 a week towards it, then we have to take it from church funds.

No rent = No Hall = No Toilet!

Saints of Britain

Saints of Britain – Saint Deiniol (Sept 11th)

Saint Deiniol (died 584) was traditionally the first Bishop of Bangor in the Kingdom of
Gwynedd, Wales. The present Bangor Cathedral, dedicated to Deiniol, is said to be on the
site where his monastery stood. He is venerated in Brittany as Saint Denoual. In English and
Latin his name is sometimes rendered as Daniel. The churches of Hawarden and
of Marchwiel are dedicated to Deiniol and there are also dedications at Itton in
Monmouthshire and Llangarron in Herefordshire.
According to a Latin Life of Deiniol, preserved
in Peniarth MS226 and transcribed in 1602 by
Sir Thomas Williams of Trefriw, he was the
son of Abbot Dunod Fawr, son of Pabo Post
Prydain. The family, having lost their land in
the North of England, were given land by the
king of Powys, Cyngen ap Cadell. Dunod,
embraced the religious life and founded the
monastery at Bangor-is-y-coed on the Dee.
Deiniol is said to have studied under Cadoc of
Llancarfan. Sir David Trevor describes Deiniol
as one of the seven blessed cousins who had
spent part of his early life as a hermit "on the
arm of Pembrokeshire" but was called to be a
bishop despite deficiencies in his formal
education. Deiniol soon left Powys for
Gwynedd where he founded the monastery of
Bangor under the patronage of Maelgwn
Gwynedd who endowed it with lands and
privileges, later raising it to the rank of the
official seat of a bishop, sharing a common
boundary with the principality of Gwynedd. Deiniol spent the remainder of his days here as
Abbot and Bishop.
He attended the Synod of Llanddewi Brefi in c. 545 with Saint David when the subject of
rules for penance was being discussed. He was apparently consecrated in 545 by Saint
David. According to the Annales Cambriae Deiniol died in 584 and was buried on Bardsey

Saints of Britain – Saint Finbarr (Sept 25th)

Born in Templemartin, near Bandon, and originally named Lóchán (modern form, Loan), he
was the son of Amergin of Maigh Seóla. He studied in Ossory, corresponding approximately
to the present County Kilkenny. He was renamed "Fionnbarra" (Fairhead in Irish),
reportedly when, on being tonsured, the presiding cleric remarked: "Is fionn barr (find barr,
in the Irish of the time) Lócháin", meaning, "Fair is the crest of Loan"), and he then became
known as "Findbarr" ("Fionnbarra" in modern Irish).
On completion of his education he returned home and lived for some time on an island in
the small lake then called Loch Irce. The island is now called Gougane Barra (the little rockfissure
of Finnbarr). He is reputed to have built small churches in various other places,
including one in Ballineadig, County Cork, called Cell na Cluaine, anglicized as Cellnaclona
and sometimes referred to as Cloyne, causing it
to be confused with Cloyne (Cluain Uamha) in
east Cork. It was in Cell na Cluaine that, years
later, he happened to die.
He settled for about the last seventeen years of
his life in the area then known as "an Corcach
Mór" (Great Marsh), now the city of Cork, where
he gathered around him monks and students.
This became an important centre of learning,
giving rise to the phrase "Ionad Bairre Sgoil na
Mumhan" ("Where Finbarr taught let Munster
learn"), chosen for motto by today's University
College Cork.
His church and monastery were on a limestone
cliff above the River Lee, an area now known as
Gill Abbey, after a 12th-century Bishop of Cork,
Giolla Aedha Ó Muidhin. It continued to be the
site of the cathedral of his diocese. The present
building on the site, owned by the Church of Ireland, is called Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral.
The people of Cork often refer to it as the South Cathedral, distinguishing it from the North
Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne.
Finnbarr died at Cell na Cluaine, while returning from a visit to Gougane Barra. He was
buried in the cemetery attached to his church in Cork.