The Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Archdiocese of Thyateira in the Ecumenical Patriarchate
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Following the COVID-19 lockdown, we will celebrate Mattins and the Holy Liturgy in church for the first time since March 2020
On SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020.
Please come prepared to observe the restrictions currently imposed by the Government and our Archdiocese, and bring face masks.
Further details are given under Weekly Services.
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Feast of St Peter and St Paul
Holy apostles Peter and Paul,
Intercede with the merciful God
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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.
THE CHURCH IS DUE TO OPEN AGAIN on the WEEKEND JULY 4th & 5th
On Saturday 4th there will only be pre-arranged baptisms
On SUNDAY 5th
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