Calendar of Events

Every Sunday, Matins commence at 9.30 a.m. followed by the Divine Liturgy at 11.00 a.m. ,finishing around 12.30 p.m., unless followed by a memorial or celebration service. The congregation then gathers at the Church Hall, where tea and coffee together with a selection of home baked cakes and biscuits, are served.

Vespers every Saturday evening from 6.30 p.m. -7.15 p.m 

Suplicatory Canons (παρακλήσεις) every evening 6.30-7.30 p.m

Services are held in English on the first Sunday of every month.  The Creed and the Lord's Prayer are recited in Greek, Russian (usually) and English - with Georgian, Romanian and other tongues to be heard depending on who is present in the congregation each week.

All visitors are welcome to attend the Holy and Divine Liturgy, but
you should note that only confirmed Orthodox Christians are permitted to receive Holy Communion.
  The blessed, but non-sanctified bread, distributed at the end of the Holy Liturgy, antidoron, is offered to all Christians.

Programme of Services until 16 August

Πρόγραμμα Ἀκολουθιῶν μέχρι τῆς 16 Αὐγούστου


PLEAE NOTE THAT FOR THE TIME BEING NO MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE MAY BE PRESENT AT SERVICES

 

Saturday 1 August

Σάββατο 1 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 11.45

Dormition Fast Begins

Αρχή της νηστείας

Saturday 1 August

Σάββατο 1 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

18.30

 

Sunday 2 August

Κυριακή 2 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 12.30

8th of Matthew

Η’ Ματθαίου

Sunday 2 August

Κυριακή 2 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Monday 3 August

Δευτέρα 3 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Tuesday 4 August

Τρίτη 4 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Wednesday 5 August

Τετάρτη 5 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

18.30

 

Thursday 6 August

Πέμπτη 6 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 12.15

Transfiguration

Της Μεταμορφώσεως

Thursday 6 August

Πέμπτη 6 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Friday 7 August

Παρασκευή 7 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Saturday 8 August

Σάββατο 8 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

18.30

 

Sunday 9 August

Κυριακή 9 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 12.30

9th of Matthew

Θ’ Ματθαίου

Sunday 9 August

Κυριακή 9 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Monday 10 August

Δευτέρα 10 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Tuesday 11 August

Τρίτη 11 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Wednesday 12 August

Τετάρτη 12 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Thursday 13 August

Πέμπτη 13 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

Paraklesis / Παράκλησις

18.15

19.00

 

Friday 14 August

Παρασκευή 14 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

18.30

 

Saturday 15 August

Σάββατο 15 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 12.30

Dormition

Της Κοιμήσεως

Saturday 15 August

Σάββατο 15 Αυγούστου

Vespers / Εσπερινός

18.30

 

Sunday 16 August

Κυριακή 16 Αυγούστου

Matins & Divine Liturgy

Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία

09.30 - 12.30

10th of Matthew

Ι’ Ματθαίου

Κήρυγμα 2ας Αυγούστου - Lectionary of 2nd August

Κήρυγμα 9ης Αυγούστου - Lectionary of  9th August

Κήρυγμα 16ης Αυγούστου - Lectionary of 16th August

Κήρυγμα 23ης Αυγούστου - Lectionary of 23rd August

Κήρυγμα 30ης Αυγούστου - Lectionary of 30th August



ESSENTIAL COVID-19 GUIDANCE 

 The Scottish Government has announced that places of worship have re-opened for individual prayer and contemplation as from Monday 22nd June 2020. The following arrangements have been put in place for our gradual and safe return to normality, until the Scottish Government permits later in the summer attendance at the Divine Liturgy.

Main worshiping area

We will disinfect the main worshipping area before opening the doors. Although the same will apply to the toilets, there will be no disinfection of the kitchen area.

Access

(i)             We expect that faithful will not congregate at the entrance or exit

(ii)            When services resume, there will be a one-way flow system; entrance by the main door as usual, but exit through the School door by the side

(iii)           We have provided alcohol-based hand sanitizer/gel at both entrance and exit

(iv)           If you want to wear a face covering, you can either bring your own or you may ask for one. As these items are costly and difficult to obtain, a 50p contribution will be greatly appreciated


Infection prevention and safety

v  All members in attendance must maintain physical distancing at all times, including entrance and exit doors

v  Anyone who is unwell or who shows symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature/fever, cough or loss of smell), or is in the extremely vulnerable group, or is shielding, who is isolating, or is living with someone who is isolating or is unwell, MUST NOT ATTEND THE CATHEDRAL.

v  If a face covering is not used for medical or other reasons, please cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing

v  Please note that there will be no access to the toilets when visiting the Cathedral for private prayer and contemplation

v  Avoid close contact with people who may become unwell when within the building; inform immediately one of the officers or volunteers in attendance

v  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

v  Do not touch face, eyes, nose or mouth if hands are not clean.

Social distancing

·       Please assume effective physical distancing while in and around the building.

·       Avoid non-essential contact with others.

·       Keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from others, until if and when revised by the Scottish Government

·       Avoiding physical contact (e.g. hugs, handshakes, etc).

·       Do not stand, take a seat in one of the clearly marked areas

Candles

An adequate supply of candles has been laid out with an officer or a volunteer overseeing to guide visitors as to the safe use.

Icons

The practice of bowing to venerate the icons is recommended, but where visitors touch the icons, these will be sanitised with wipes between each person to ensure hygiene measures are continued.

Blessed Bread (Αντίδωρον)

On Sundays and on days when the Liturgy has been served, a supply of the blessed bread along with plastic bags will be laid out on a table at the exit (School door), so that you may take some home to family after your individual prayer/contemplation.

Scottish Government Guidance:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship/pages/overview/