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The Wonderworker – Pentecost 2017

The Pentecost edition of The Wonderworker – The Official Newsletter of the Western Rite Communities of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

Wonderworker Pentecost 2017

A Little Book of Prayers from Old English Sources

THIS little book contains some of the prayers used by our Orthodox forefathers before the Norman Conquest. They are here translated from the Latin form in which we now find them, in such a way as to preserve, as far as possible, the force and rhythm of the original language. Many of the prayers are taken from two small manuscript volumes of private devotions compiled by a monk of New Minster, or Hyde Abbey, Winchester, who became abbot of his monastery in 1035, and died in 1052. There is no reason, however, to suppose that they were composed by this Winchester Benedictine, or that he did more than collect the prayers in common use in the second half of the tenth century. Indeed, many of the devotions here printed can be traced back to much earlier times, and with some degree of certainty can be said to have formed the traditional private prayers of the people during the centuries of Saxon rule. It will be seen that they all manifest that spirit of simple and solid piety, which evidently characterized the pre-Norman church in England.

Old English Prayerbook

Sunday 30th July – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 30th July at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. Terce begins at 11 am followed by Holy Mass around 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. Click on the links below for the Propers of the day.

8th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 25th June – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the Third Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 25th June at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. Terce begins at 11 am followed by Holy Mass around 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. Click on the links below for the Propers of the day.

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Future Liturgy Dates

Terce and Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Isleworth, West London on the following dates:

  • Sunday 4th June (Pentecost)
  • Sunday 25th June (3rd Sunday after Pentecost)
  • Sunday 30th July (8th Sunday after Pentecost)
  • Sunday 20th August (11th Sunday after Pentecost)
  • Sunday 17th September (15th Sunday after Pentecost)

Sunday 4th June – Pentecost – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Whitsunday (Pentecost) on Sunday 4th June at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. Terce begins at 11 am followed by Holy Mass around 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. Click on the links below for the Propers of the day.

Pentecost Propers

Sunday 7th May – Isleworth

We shall be celebrating Holy Mass of the third Sunday after Easter on Sunday 7th May at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. Terce begins at 11 am followed by Holy Mass around 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. Click on the links below for the Propers of the day.

Easter 3 Propers

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Alban – Saturday May 13th

His Grace Bishop Irinei of Sacramento will be leading a pligrimage to the Shrine of Saint Alban at Saint Alban’s Cathedral on Saturday May 13th. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:45, followed by a Moleben and veneration of the relic of St Alban at 12:45.

St Alban’s Pilgrimage Poster

Sunday 2nd April – Isleworth

Holy Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED on Passion Sunday – 2nd April 2017,. Terce will begin at 11 am followed by Holy Mass around 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. Click on the links below for the Propers of the day.

Passion Sunday Propers

Liturgy Dates

Terce and Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Isleworth, West London on the following dates:

  • Sunday 12th March (Lent 2).
  • Sunday 2nd April (Passion Sunday)
  • Sunday 7th May (Easter 3)
  • Sunday 4th June (Whitsunday)