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.

To compensate for the recently introduced restrictions by the Scottish Government, additional Liturgies have been organised. PLease note that advance booking is required for all Liturgies but not for Vespers.

 Programme of Services 27 December  - 10 January


Πρόγραμμα Ἀκολουθιῶν 27 Δεκεμβρίου - 10 Ἰανουαρίου 


Vespers every day at 18.30

Ἐσπερινός κάθε μέρα στις 18.30

 

Sunday 27 December: Matins and Divine Liturgy 09.30 - 12.30

Κυριακή 27 Δεκεμβρίου: Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 09.30 - 12.30

 

Tuesday 29 December: Paraklesis after Vespers, at 19.00

Τρίτη 29 Δεκεμβρίου: Παράκλησις μετά τον Εσπερινό, στις 19.00

 

Friday 1 January: Matins and Divine Liturgy 09.30 - 12.30 (St Basil)

Παρασκευή 1 Ιανουαρίου: Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργια (του Αγίου Βασιλείου)

 

Sunday 3 January: Matins and Divine Liturgy 09.30 - 12.30

Κυριακή 3 Ιανουαρίου: Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 09.30 - 12.30

 

Tuesday 5 January:  Great Hours of Theophany  10.00 - 12.00

                            

                                        Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil and

                                Great Blessing of Waters 17.30 - 19.30

Τρίτη 5 Ιανουαρίου: Μεγάλαι Ώραι Θεοφανείων 10.00 - 12.00

 

                                 Εσπερινή Λειτουργία του Αγίου Βασιλείου και

                                         Μέγας Αγιασμός 17.30 - 19.30

 

Wednesday 6 January: Matins and Divine Liturgy with Great Blessing of

                                    Waters 09.30 - 12.30 (Theophany)

 

Sunday 10 January: Matins and Divine Liturgy 09.30 - 12.30

Κυριακή 10 Ιανουαρίου: Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 09.30 - 12.30    



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/