Mass of the Nativity

We will be celebrating a Christmas Mass on 7th January at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. The Mass will begin at the slightly earlier than normal time of 11 o’clock. Saint Mary the Virgin church is close to Hounslow East on the Piccadilly line and Isleworth train station. Street parking is…

Advent I Mass

We will be celebrating the first Sunday in Advent on 13th December at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. The Mass will begin at 11.30. Saint Mary the Virgin church is close to Hounslow East on the Piccadilly line and Isleworth train station. Street parking is also available.  

Western Rite Fasting Rules

People are often confused by Western Orthodox fasting rules so here is a useful overview of historical Western fasting (click the link), taken from Fr. Aidan Keller’s book – Orthodox Prayers of Old England. As you can see, there are a few differences between the Eastern and Western discipline but, overall, far more similarities. On this first day of…

First Mass in London!

We will be celebrating our first Mass in London on 25th October at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. The Mass will begin at 11.30. Saint Mary the Virgin church is close to Hounslow East on the Piccadilly line and Isleworth train station. Street parking is also available.  

Western Rite Conference

Father Thomas will be attending this year’s annual ROCOR Western Rite Conference in New York. The conference will run from Monday 28th September until Thursday 1st October. It will be a great opportunity to meet with other Western Rite priests and also His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, who will be in attendance throughout.