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
Our Archbishops Visit 12th Feb. 2017

Fr George's Letter for March

AXIOS!

AXIOS is Greek for "WORTHY OF", "DESERVING OF", "SUITABLE" etc. and is an acclaimation that has been used at the ordination of a bishop, priest or deacon from early times in the Orthodox Church. On Sunday 15th March, at the Divine Liturgy, our deacon Fr. Michael will be ordained priest by Metropolitan Silouan. I do hope that as many people as possible will be present to greet our Archbishop and to support Fr. Michael. Of course none of us are ever worthy to be ordained but at ordinations the bishop prays that what we are lacking God will provide. The priesthood is a great privelege and also a great burden for those called and the unique burden carried by priests sometimes make it a lonely calling.

When you look at a priest's vestments the fringes on the epitrachelion represent the people who they are responsible for, before God.

Metropolitan Silouan is not coming alone but is bringing his Mum with him to meet you all, which is wonderful. He will be coming on Saturday 14th March and staying overnight. Vespers will be served on Saturday 14th March at 4.pm and it would be great if we could have more than a couple of people attending in fact as many people as possible on this special occasion. There will be a reception at Fish Bits restaurant on Carr House Road after the Divine Liturgy but don't get excited - His Eminence prefers us not to eat fish during Great Lent but there is scampi and other fasting foods available. Places are limited but there should be enough room for those wishing to go and the parish is paying. The post code for the restaurant is DN1 2BY and they do have a car park.

Please pray for Fr. Michael and his family and for all the people of our parish.

Much Love,

Fr. George.