We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) in the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe (ROCOR), striving to live the Orthodox Faith.
We are a growing community from various backgrounds, with people from The Russian Federation, The Baltic States, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and the USA with some converts to Orthodoxy and others exploring the Faith. At the last count we had 16 nationalities. We use the Julian Calendar and our services are mainly in English with some Church Slavonic. We are a traditional parish and very welcoming. If you are Orthodox already and looking for a parish, we are a lovely community to join. If you are interested in the Orthodox faith you are most welcome to contact us.
Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and some Saturdays at 9.00 a.m.
Contribution Lunch and talk by one of the clergy after the Liturgy on the last Sunday of the month
Online cathechism with Father Justin and Father Deacon Alban by arrangement
There is normally an Akathist at 6.30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening except in Lent when it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy
For arrangements of services please see the details below
Father Paul, our parish priest, can be contacted on 07926194031 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regular members of the congregation will be informed of services by text message.
- Private arrangements for confession or receiving of Holy Comunion are always possible.
|Wednesday 19th October||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 23rd October||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.|
|Wednesday 26th October||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 30th October||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||Contribution meal after the Liturgy|
|Wednesday 2nd November||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Friday 4th November||
Akathist to the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
|Prayers for Fr Mark and the Cardiff Parish|
|Sunday 6th November||
Prayers for Fr Antony, Deacon Andrew and Deacon Mark and the Parish at Mettingham
Nathaniel Paul Walker
|Wednesday 9th November||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 13th November||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.|
|Wednesday 16th November||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 20th November||Divine Liturgy (St Kyrill of Kazan and St Joseph of Petrograd)||10.00 a.m.||
Visit of Fr Juan and family
Contribution Lunch after the Divine Liturgy
|Monday 21st November||Akathist to Archangel Michael||8.00 p.m.||Broadcast from Little St Elisabeth's|
|Wednesday 23rd November||Akathist||6.30 p.m.||Fr Paul will be at the Cathedral but hopefully this service can be served.|
|Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th November||Parish clergy at the Cathedral for Clergy Convocation|
|Sunday 27th November||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||
Fr Paul still at the Cathedral
|Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th November||
Fr Paul in Mettingham
|Wednesday 30th November||Akathist||6.30 p.m.||Fr Paul still in Mettingham...this service may be subject to cancellation|
|Saturday 3rd December||
Great Vespers and Lity
|Eve of the Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple|
|Sunday 4th December||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.|
|Wednesday 7th December||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 11th December||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.|
|Wednesday 14th December||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 18th December||Baptismal Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||Nicholas James Illingworth|
|Monday 19th December||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||Feast of St Nicholas|
|Wednesday 21st December||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 25th December||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||very little public transport today|
|Saturday 31st December||Moleben for the Civil New Year||6.00 p.m.|
|Sunday 1st January||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||very little public transport today|
|Wednesday 4th January||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Friday 6th January||
|Saturday 7th January||Divine Liturgy of Christmas||10.00 a.m.||followed by contribution Christmas Dinner|
|Sunday 8th January||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||Using the Liturgy of St James|
|Wednesday 11th January||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Saturday 14th January||Divine Liturgy||9.00 a.m.||The Circumsision of our Lord and Feast of St Basil the Great|
|Sunday 15th January||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.|
|Wednesday 18th January||Vigil of Theophany||6.00 p.m.|
|Thursday 19th January||
Blessing of the Waters
Baptismal Divine Liturgy
|Adult Baptisms today|
|Friday 20th January||Moleben to St John the Baptist||10.00 a.m.|
|Sunday 22nd January||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||
Blessing of the River Mersey at New Brighton after the Divine Liturgy
possible Adult Baptisms today
|Wednesday 25th January||Akathist||6.30 p.m.|
|Sunday 29th January||Divine Liturgy||10.00 a.m.||Contribution meal after the Liturgy|
If you have any concerns please contact Father Paul on 07926194031 or email@example.com
- A new Schedule of services has been published above for November
- The Divine Liturgy is currently served on occasional weekdays and Saturdays It is always on Sundays at 10.00 a.m. Please check in the schedule of services published above.
- A simple peoples' service book in English and Russian can be downloaded and printed. You can find more services under "Liturgica" on this website.
- An Akathist or Moleben will be served most Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. though in Lent it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy at 5.30 p.m. normally.
- Baptisms will normally take place on Saturday mornings during or immediately after Divine Liturgy or at about 10.00 a.m.
- Choir Practice has resumed but is now up at church.
Children are welcome at the Divine Liturgy. If they need a bit of "time out" there is a place for them in the side porch where mums or dads can sit with them with some toys and books and they can still see what is happening in the Liturgy. Children's Church tries to meet monthly on a Saturday afternoon.
This Parish supports the Fund for Assistance. Please consider this in your giving.
Father Paul will send £500 to this Christmas appeal this year. We are very fortunate at St Elisabeth's and so should look at opportunities to support those priests and parishes far less fortunate than ourselves.
Well done St Elisabeth's!
Fr Paul now serves a few more weekday services.
Moleben of intercession
There will normally be a Moleben of intercession or Akathist before the relics of St Elisabeth, St Barbara and St John of Shanghai served on some Wednesdays at 6.30p.m. These services may be subject to change due to Fr Paul's commitments. It is best to text Fr Paul on 07926194031 to check if it is going ahead.
Great Vespers is often served on the eves of Great Feasts
The Divine Liturgy is served on some Saturdays at 9.00.a.m. and , whenever possible on Great Feasts.
This will be served during Great Lent normally on most Wednesday evenings after the Akathist and on some Friday Mornings
These are served on request and on some Saturdays during March and April or on Sundays after the Divin Liturgy
Church Singing is a very important work in any Russian Orthodox Parish. Matushka Elizabeth is the choir director and works hard to enable the choir to sing as beautifully as possible. We are blessed with some very good singers and the choir does a wonderful job creating the right prayerful atmosphere for the Holy Liturgy. If you feel you are able to contribute to choral singing please speak to Matushka. We especially need singers for occasional and weekday services.
Since the earliest times young men served in the altar. This is important work as it enables the Bishop or Priest to concentrate on the prayers. The traditional vesture for a server is the Stichar, which was originally a decorated garment which covered the toga in the Eastern Roman Empire. The vesture assists the server to step into the role and stay focused upon spiritual work. We have a number of servers at St Elisabeth's who greatly add to the solemnity of the service and therefore the sense of holiness. Some new vestments have just been made for them at the Convent of St Elisabeth, in Minsk. Some of the funding for this has come from Lena Miloshovich in memory of her mother Dushanka. Father Paul is very grateful for those who assist him in the altar. If you are interested in serving in the altar, please talk to Reader Chad.
We are delighted that you would like to have your child baptised in our church. Baptisms are normally conducted at about 10:30 on a Saturday morning though other arrangements can be made. The post code of the church is CH45 5DE. Father Paul’s phone number is 07926194031 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org Please fill in the online Baptism Registration form and email it to Fr Paul. For details of having your son or daughter baptised in St Elisabeth's please follow this link : Baptism in the Russian Orthodox Church
Getting married in St Elisabeth's can be arranged. Normally, the couple must be married in the Registery Office first unless the Registrar is present. The couple should both be baptised and free to marry. The chief bridesmaid and the best man should be of the Orthodox faith. Couples should normally ask Fr Paul to seek a blessing from Bishop Irenei before the wedding is arranged especially if either the bride or the groom are not of the Orthodox Faith. A blessing can be granted, though any children of the marriage must be brought up Orthodox. Weddings take place normally at 13:00 on a Sunday and only then outside the church fasts.
St Elisabeth's Russian Orthodox Church - Liverpool, Wallasey, Birkenhead