NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR SERVICES!
Bring facemasks and wear them
Keep your distance in the church building
Follow the arrows
Further details are given under Weekly Services.
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Celebrations & Passages
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
You are glorified above all, Christ our God,
Who established our Fathers as beacons on the earth,
And through them guided us all to the true faith.
Greatly compassionate Lord,
Glory to you!
We are an Orthodox church in the Archdiocese of Thyateira under the Ecumenical patriarchate. The parish was established in the year 2000, when the late Archbishop Gregorios visited and gave his blessing for us to negotiate the purchase of the church building and the former vicarage from the Anglican Church. The main services are in English and we use the traditional byzantine chant. As an Orthodox Church, we welcome Orthodox Christians of whatever background. We celebrate weddings, baptisms, funerals, house blessings and other prayers and services in whatever language is most suitable for the families and communities concerned.: English, Greek, Romanian, Slavonic.
NOTES ON SERVICES
THE CHURCH IS NOW OPEN AGAIN since JULY 4th & 5th for the normal Sunday services:
Matins 8:45 am
Liturgy 10:00 am
We will be following government guidelines and the directions of our Archbishop;
1 Everyone must wear a mask
2 Social distancing of at least one metre
3 Movement in church will be in one direction only: you must follow the arrows
4 No kissing of icons or other people
5 There will be a maximum number of people in church.
6 Only the priest and one server will be allowed in the altar area. You must stay West of the raised step [solea] that has the iconostasis and altar.
7 Communion will be distributed in the normal way
These are difficult times for all of us. May God have mercy on us and give us the grace and strength to live our faith to the full in love for one another.
CONTACT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Black Country Orthodox Trust
1A Sun Street