Sts Columba & Kentigern
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Staveley Street, Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Orthodox Cross
Situated above our church's main entrance
(Old) Icons of our Patron Saints
(These can still be viewed in our church)
Iconastasis showing the new Icon of Sts Columba and Kentigern
Sorry its a bit fuzzy, I'l try and get and better one as soon as I can
Our Patriarch and Metropolitan
Patriarch John 10th (left) and Metropolitan Silouan (right)
Icon of Christ flanked by Our Lady and St John the Forerunner
In pride of place on the Iconastasis, this icon was gifted to our church by Fr George in loving memory of Fr Dennis
The Altar
Viewed through the Royal Doors
The Bishop's Chair and Choir Stand
The item to the left is the Sepulchre, used during the seasons of Great Lent and Pascha
Ordination event at St Columba's May 2014
The whole congregation with the Clergy and Archbishop Ignatios
(New) Icon of St Columba (right) and St Kentigern (left)
Gifted to our church by Katiya Todorova
Our Clergy
Fr George (left) and Fr Deacon Thomas (right)
Our Archbishops Visit 12th Feb. 2017
"In any stage you may be do not get discouraged. Pray even if you feel compulsion and the Lord will visit you with His mercy."
Elder Cleopa[107]

St Columba's Day, Wednesday 9th June 2010

On Wednesday 9th June we served the Divine Liturgy for the feast of one of our patrons St. Columba. Priests and a deacon from other jurisdictions concelebrated with us for what was a joyous occasion. I was also contacted by an American priest who wanted the troparia, kontakia and readings that we used. It turned out that they were establishing a monastery in Minnesota under the patronage of St. Columba!

It was a wonderful thought that we were being prayed for across the world and that we could pray for Fr. Peter and his community in return. What a wonderful witness to our faith and to the enduring presence of God's saints in His Church.

 

As is customary on these occasions a splendid spread was put on by parishioners and visitors alike. It is always amazing to me that Orthodox people are always willing to travel so far to attend the Divine Liturgy without complaint but merely as a matter of course. Our thanks are extended to those who sent best wishes and all who helped to make such a wonderful day in honour of our patron.

 

Fr. George

 

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