This Wednesday 29th March there will be the reading of the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete at 18:00
The next Liturgy is on Sunday April 2nd. This is the the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent.
Friday 7th April Divine Liturgy of the Annunciation 10:00
Saturday 10th April Lazarus Saturday Divine Liturgy and reception of Emma/ Mellangell Dale 09:45
Vespers of Palm Sunday 17:00 (Little St Elisabeth's)
The following Sunday is Palm Sunday. Palms will be blessed just before the beginning of the Liturgy at about 10:15
Next Church cleaning session on 15th April just before Pascha.
*Please note that trains from Liverpool will be suspended for quite a long time from January 3rd. There is a replacement bus service but those who know about the mysteries of Merseyrail say that the ordinary buses are better.
Some of the daily readings for Great Lent can be found here http://newmartyr.info/journey_through_great_lent.html
- The next full anointing service at St Elisabeth's will be on Great Wednesday 12th April. Please encourage those who are sick or suffering to attend this service. There are always blessed oils available for those who are not Orthodox. The Twelve Gospels Service is on Great Thursday 13th April at 19:00 and on Great Friday 14th April the Royal Hours will be served at 10:00 and the Burial Service of the Lord is at 16:00.
- Fr Paul has put the abbreviated confession on the website. Most of the material is in English but there are also parts in Russian. You can find it at http://newmartyr.info/liturgica.html. Fr Paul is grateful to Yulia Rodgers for correcting his Russian typing!
- The next choir practice will be announced soon. This takes place at Father Paul's house CH43 2HY on a Tuesday evening.
- Emma Dale was made a Catechumen on Monday 6th February and took the name Melangell. She will be received into the Orthodox Church on the weekend of 8/9th April. She will make her first holy communion on Lazarus Saturday. Fr Mark will be with us all weekend. The Feast of the Annuciation falls on Friday 7th April. There will be a Vesperal Liturgy that day at 10:00 and a quiet Liturgy at 10:00 on Lazarus Saturday followed by a baptism. There will be a shortened Pannikhda after the Prayer behind the Ambon towards the end of the Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday.
- Advanced notice: Evgenei Guz and Ana Ceben will be getting married after the Liturgy on Sunday 30th April.
- The Myrrh Streaming Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God will visit our parish some time this year. More details will follow soon. Also on Saturday 13th of May there will be a diocesan Pilgrimage to St Alban's Abbey led by Bishop Irinei. Fr Paul, Matushka Elizabeth and Subdeacon Chad will all be involved and it is hoped that as many of us as possible can get to St Albans for the day. Fr Paul will look into the costs of hiring a coach nearer the time.
- Advanced notice. "Lyra", an Orthodox singing group from St Petersburg will be giving a concert in St Elisabeth's next year on May 17th. Bishop Irinei will probably be attending the concert and visiting our parish. More details will follow nearer the time.
The Choir has recorded parts of the Liturgy. You can find the these here. or in the drop down menu under 'Our Worship' here..
Media at St Elisabeth's. Father Paul records the Readings and the sermon of each Sunday when he remembers. These recordings can be found under the tab 'Weekly Sermons' on the drop down menu on the left hand side of the website. Just click on the underlined text.