Calendar of Events

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.

 Please note that advance booking is required for all Liturgies, but not for Vespers.

Programme of Services 11 - 31 July

Πρόγραμμα Ἀκολουθιῶν 11 - 31 Ιουλίου


 Vespers daily at 18.30

Εσπερινός κάθε μέρα στις 18.30

Matins and Divine Liturgy each Sunday 09.00 - 12.00

Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία κάθε Κυριακή 09.00 - 12.00

Each Tuesday after Vespers: Catechism class at 19.30


Additional Feast Days in this period:

Άλλες Εορτές:

 

Monday 12 July : St Paisios of the Holy Mountain,                 

Matins & Divine Liturgy 09.00 - 11.15

Δευτέρα 12 Ιουλίου: Του Οσίου Παΐσίου του Αγιορείτου

 Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία 09.00 - 11.15

 

Tuesday 20 July: The Prophet Elijah,

Matins & Divine Liturgy 09.00 - 11.15

Τρίτη 20 Ιουλίου: Του Προφήτου Ηλιού

Όρθρος /Θεία Λειτουργία 09.00 - 11.15


1. Την Κυριακή 18 Ιουλίου 2021 θα τελεσθούν σε όλους τους Ιερούς Ναούς της Ι. Αρχιεπισκοπής, πάνδημα Μνημόσυνα για τους νεκρούς της Κυπριακής Τραγωδίας του Ιουλίου-Αυγούστου 1974 λόγω της εισβολής και συνεχόμενης κατοχής του βόρειου τμήματος της Μεγαλονήσου.

2. Την ίδια ημέρα να περιαχθή δίσκος, σε κάθε κοινότητα της Ι. Αρχιεπισκοπής, υπέρ της στήριξης και οικονομικής ενίσχυσης των πληγέντων της πρόσφατης καταστροφικής πυρκαϊάς στην  Κύπρο.

Το προϊόν του δίσκου θ' αποσταλή στα γραφεία της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής το συντομότερο δυνατόν.

1)   On Sunday the 18th of July 2021, a Memorial (Mnimosino) Service is to take place at each parish of the Archdiocese, in memory of all who passed away, during the tragic events of 1974 on the Island of Cyprus, as a result of the invasion and illegal occupation of the Island.

2)   On the same day a collection will be taken throughout the parishes of the Archdiocese for those affected by the recent and catastrophic fires on the Island.

The collection will be conveyed to the offices of the Archdiocese at the earliest convenience.


Monday 26 July: St Panteleimon

Vespers, Matins & Divine Liturgy 19.00 - 22.15

Δευτέρα 26 Ιουλίου: Του Αγίου Παντελεήμονος

Εσπερινός/Όρθρος/Θεία Λειτουργία 19.00 - 22.15



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/