Welcome to our website which we hope will be of interest or a source of information to you. Ours is a parish of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, which is in communion with all the canonical Orthodox Churches and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In line with Orthodox practice, our services are in the language of the people; in our case, English, Orthodox visitors of other backgrounds saying the Lord's Prayer in their native tongue.
The Orthodox Church lies in a tradition that goes back in an unbroken line to the Church of the Apostles and the earthly life of Christ Himself. We are often portayed as a very conservative church but this is a matter of faith and history; one cannot change the truth to fit into a very fleeting, passing, timescale when viewed with the eternity of God and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
In our church you will see many icons of Christ, the Mother of God and many saints and sacred events; a feature of Orthodoxy that proclaims the Incarnation of our Lord and God Jesus Christ and are often referred to as "windows into heaven". The priestly vestments are very beautiful; not for the glorification of the clergy but for the glory of sinful humanity transformed by the Grace of God. The Divine Liturgy is the principal service, when the faithful may receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Incense is used in all our services and permeates the fabric of the church itself. Thus we have a church that is internally very beautiful visually, has the aroma of sanctity and our ears are filled with beautiful music (Just human voices: instruments are not allowed). In some way the church building reflects the glory of Heaven and a place fitting for God.
Fr George's Letter for May
Paschal Greetings from around the World
CHRIST IS RISEN ! HE IS RISEN INDEED !
Arabic: El Messieh kahm! Hakken kahm!
Armenian: Kristos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnial eh harootyunuh kristosee!
Bulgarian: Hristos voskrese! Vo istina voskrese!
Byelorussian: Khrystos uvaskros! Saprawdy uvaskros!
English: Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
French: Le Christ est ressuscite! En verite il est ressuscite!
Georgian: Kriste ahzdkhah! Chezdmaridet!
Greek: Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!
Japanese: Christos fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu!
Latin: Christus resurrexit! Vere resurrexit!
Romanian: Hristos a inviat! Adeverat a inviat!
Russian: Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!
Serbian: Cristos vaskres! Vaistinu vaskres!
Syriac: M'shee ho dkom! Ha koo qam!
Welsh: Atgyfododd Crist! Atgyfododd yn wir!
We are pleased to publish our Patriarch's Paschal Letter for 2013, please see under 'Other Articles' or click this link.
Also, apologies for a mix-up on this month's newsletter, I had forgotten to update the prayer list and so the lists for the deceased and name days are incorrect. Correct details for the deceased can, of couse, be viewed on this website.
Prayer List for May
Please pray -
FOR THE SICK:
especially Eli Ericsson, Andrew Spencer, Shirley Carolyn, James Dellow, and Rhoda Club.
FOR THOSE IN NEED:
especially Michael Moore, Ondar, Christos, George, Christina and family.
FOR THOSE IN CAPTIVITY:especially Archbishops Paul (Antiochan) and John (Syriac) of Allepo, kidnapped in Syria;
FOR THOSE WHO LIE ASLEEP IN THE LORD:All Orthodox Christians departed this life, in particular Alexander (2nd), Winifred Swaby (22nd) and Yevgeny Aleksandrovitch Rodionov (23rd) and all whose anniversaries occur this month; also for those who have died recently and for all who are coming to the end of their earthly lives.
The Orthodox Church of
Ss. Columba & Kentigern
Staveley Street, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1BW.
You can view further details, such as our Parish Priest and times of services, etc. on our 'About Our Church' page.