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Publication of the ROCOR Orthodox Missal

After three years of trial use, the Orthodox Missal according to the Use of the Holy Orthodox Church will be printed very soon. The compilation of this missal has been a huge undertaking by Abbot David (Colburn), and its publication will be a significant milestone in the life and development of the ROCOR Western Rite Communities. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy should contact Father Mark Rowe or Abbot David. Please see the flyer below for more details.

Missal Details

St Edmund’s Feast Day Pilgrimage – December 3rd

There will be a Western Rite pilgrimage to Saint Andrew’s Church in Greensted, Essex on Sunday 3rd December 2017 – being Saint Edmund’s Feast Day on the Church Calendar. Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia, and England’s first patron saint, was martyred in 869 AD.

St Edmund Pilgrimage Flyer

Saint Andrew’s is the oldest extant wooden church in the world and the body of Saint Edmund rested here in 1013 on his way to Bury St. Edmunds for burial. We will meet in the church at 12.30; Holy Mass will begin at around 1 pm; and Mass will be followed by the Litany of the Saints.

The map below shows the location of the church: St. Andrews Church, Church Lane, Greensted- juxta- Ongar, Essex. CM5 9LD.

 

Sunday 12th November – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 12th 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 link below for the Propers of the day.

Pentecost 23 Propers

New Vicar General for the ROCOR Western Rite Communities

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the current-serving Dean of the ROCOR Western Rite Communities; the Archpriest Mark Rowe, has been installed as the Vicar-General for the ROCOR Western Rite Communities. The announcement was made on October 10th, 2017 at the 2017 Annual ROCOR Western Rite Conference and Retreat in Mt. Alvernia, New York. The Vicar General’s responsibilities will extend over all Western Rite missions and parishes in the United States and abroad.

 

 

Sunday 15th October – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 15th October 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 link below for the Propers of the day.

19th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 17th September – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 17th September 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 link below for the Propers of the day.

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 20th August – Isleworth

We’ll be celebrating Holy Mass of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday 20th August 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 link below for the Propers of the day.

11th Sunday after Pentecost

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