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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)

Sunday 12th March – Isleworth

We shall be celebrating Holy Mass of the Second Sunday in Lent on 12th March 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.

Lent 2 Propers

Lent 2 Sung Propers

Sunday 19th February – Isleworth

We shall be celebrating Holy Mass of Sexagesima on Sunday 19th February 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.

Sexagesima Propers

Sexagesima Sung Propers

Recollections of 2016 by our Dean

Brethren,

The Psalmist tells us, ‘What a beautiful thing it is, for the brethren to dwell in unity ..(Ps 132).” This is surely appropriate for us in the ROCOR WR Communities as 2016 comes to an end. I know it is a busy time, and many are enjoying some holiday time with family and loved ones, and we all look forward with hope and anticipation for Christ’s Nativity.

I wanted to reflect back for a moment on the wondrous year of blessing for the ROCOR WR Communities that was 2016. Here are a few highlights :

Another well-attended and fruitful Annual Conference

Tonsures and ordinations of men to Minor Orders

Receptions of new missions and Parishes and ordinations of their Clergy

WR Communities students taking studies at Holy Trinity Seminary , Jordanville

A successful newsletter, the Wonderworker, with parish photos and articles submitted by our own clergy that is literally read around the world.

A growing group sharing fellowship and prayer through the weekly Compline conference call

and much more…

I was recently approached by an AWRV cleric I met long ago, who attended the recent ordinations in Florida this week who asked when we would be able to break free from the 2013 decree and build again I was able to inform him that the clergy we were ordaining were indeed for the WR in Puerto Rico, and he became very happy.

Many think we are dead. Many think we don’t belong. In spite of this, and in the spirit of Pentecost and the missionary zeal of St Paul, we push forward. God continues to bless our growth in grace and numbers through the blessing of His Eminence and my meager efforts, along with a lot of help from you all.

Let us thank God for all the blessings of 2016, and let us prepare for the Nativity of Our Lord. Let us pray for each other and embrace 2017 with a renewed zeal. May 2017 be the year we all dust off the gifts God has given each of us and build His Church.

Here are some things to look forward to in 2017 already in the works:

New Missal and Breviary will be available

New Ordo will be available

Our first Pilgrimage to England will be in Sept (actual dates tba soon)

Annual Conference @ Mt Alvernia Oct 9-12, 2017

Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville and I are working on offering a residential liturgical practicum week each summer that focuses solely on ROCOR WR liturgics.

We will soon have one of our own WR clergy as Chaplain at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (Boot Camp) chapels.

We have received a blessing to form a ROCOR WR monastery, which will formally be announced after Theophany.

We have received another Nun to the WR communities to join Mother Cecelia in Louisiana. They are forming a skete to be under the new Monastery (more info to follow at a later date)

We are looking into a possible summer camp location in 2017 for possible use in 2018.

We are planning on opening missions in the following areas, God willing, in 2017 thus far

St Joseph’s -Sarasota, Florida

TBA- St Petersburg/Tampa, Florida

St Aidan’s -Nashville, Tennesee

St David of Wales- Las Vegas, Nevada

St Joseph of Arimathea -San Diego County, California

St. Andrew’s – Lakeland, Florida

*With also interest in Houston, Texas

We thank God for these and all our future blessings. Please know that I love you all and appreciate every one of you. I know it is not always easy to reach me at times, but be assured, I am diligently working to serve His Eminence and you all as your Dean. The harvest is truly plenteous !

Please keep myself, each other , and the WR Communities in your prayers

God bless you all, and I remain,
Yours in His Service,
Archpriest Mark Rowe
Dean, ROCOR WR Communities

‘What a beautiful thing it is, for the brethren to dwell in unity ..(Ps 132).”

Christmas Mass

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We shall be celebrating Christmas on 7th January at Saint Mary the Virgin, Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6ED. Terce begins at 10.30 am followed by Holy Mass around 11. 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 link below for the Propers of the day.

christmas-propers

Liturgy Dates 2017

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

  • Saturday 7th January (Christmas)
  • Sunday 19th February (Sexagesima)
  • Sunday 12th March (Lent 2)
  • Sunday April 2nd (Passion Sunday)

Sunday 27th November – Isleworth

We shall be celebrating Holy Mass of the 23rd Sunday After Pentecost on 27th November 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.

Propers Pentecost 23