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Parish Altar Feast 2017

We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) in the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR), striving to live the Orthodox Faith.

We are a small but growing community from various backgrounds, with people from The Russian Federation, The Baltic States, Romania, Serbia and  the USA with some converts to Orthodoxy  and others exploring the Faith. At the last count we had 16 nationalities. We use the Julian Calendar and our services are mainly in English with some Church Slavonic. We are a traditional parish  and very welcoming. If you are Orthodox already and looking for a parish, we are a lovely community to join. If you are interested in the Orthodox faith you are most welcome to visit us. Please note that we do not use the little chapel in Father Paul's house for Sunday services.

                     Father Paul, our parish priest, can be contacted on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com

 

 

 

Great Vespers of the Feast of the Ascension at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 5th June

Divine Liturgy of the Feast of the Ascension at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 6th June

Divine Liturgy of Pentecost is at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 16th June followed by the Kneeling Prayers.

 

  • The Divine Liturgy is served every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. Please try to arrive early if you wish to make your confession.
  • There will be a Moleben to St Varus on Monday 3rd June at 7.00 p.m. on the eve of Reg Draper's funeral which is at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesday 4th June at Christ's Church, Moreton.
  • Vespers of the Ascension will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday 5th June and the Divine Liturgy at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 6th June.
  • The Feast of Holy Pentecost is on Sunday 16th June. The Kneeling Prayers will follow the Divine Liturgy. The church will be "greened" on the morning of Thursday 13th June. All helpers welcome.
  • This year is the 10th Anniversary of our parish moving into our church. We will keep the parish Altar Feast on Sunday 21st July. Bishop Irenei hopes to be present and other visitors will come. it should be a large event. Fr Paul will be sending out invitations shortly. Please keep this date in your diaries.
  • There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year from our parish. Reader Nicholas and Larissa will be gathering names. Presently we are looking for 20 to 25 people from our parish and from parishioners in Belfast. Details will appear here as they are are worked out.

Children are welcome at the Divine Liturgy. If they need a bit of "time out" there is a place for them in the side porch where mums or dads can sit with them with some toys and books and they can still see what is happening in the Liturgy.

The parish has committed itself to a completely new heating system using German Technology. This will cost us exactly £12,000. In addition, there is still a lot of pointing to be done and at least 6 more windows to be restored. The estimate for the East Window alone is £3,400. The two side windows in the altar will cost £800 each and the re-sanding of the floor will cost £250. There will be additional costs for redecoration of the interior. An appeal will be launched shortly with the blessing of Bishop Irenei. Further details of our appeal will appear very soon.

The parish has committed itself to a completely new heating system using German Technology. This will cost us exactly £12,000. In addition, there is still a lot of pointing to be done and at least 6 more windows to be restored. The estimate for the East Window alone is £3,400. The two side windows in the altar will cost £800 each and the re-sanding of the floor will cost £250. There will be additional costs for redecoration of the interior. An appeal will be launched shortly with the blessing of Bishop Irenei. Further details of our appeal will appear very soon.

This Parish supports the Fund for Assistance. Please consider this in your giving.

Thank you for all your generosity. May God bless you!

Here is a little cartoon with Lizzie Elliott playing. It has a few ideas for raising funds for this charity

https://youtube.be/XwZcoGHAO-k 

Last year Lizzie's concert raised £400 and so the parish match funded and sent £400  This year we have sent £500 ($615)

Well done St Elisabeth's!

 

Fr Paul is retired from his secular work and can now serve a few more weekday services. 

Anointing Service

Fr Paul hopes to serve the Anointing Service  on Tuesday 5th February at 6.30 p.m.

Moleben of intercession

There will be a Moleben of intercession before the relics of St Elisabeth, St Barbara and St John of Shanghai  served on some Wednesdays at 6.00 p.m.   These services may be subject to change due to Fr Paul's commitments. It is best to text Fr Paul on 07926194031 to check if it is going ahead.

Great Vespers

Great Vespers  on Thursday 14th February for the Feast of The Meeting is unfortunately cancelled as Fr Paul is double booked. He apologises for this oversight.

Divine Liturgy

The next weekday Liturgy will be served on Friday 15th February for the Feast of the Meeting 9.00 a.m. 

 

The Choir

Church Singing is a very important work in any Russian Orthodox Parish. Matushka Elizabeth is the choir director and works hard to enable the choir to sing as beautifully as possible. We are blessed with some very good singers and the choir does a wonderful job creating the right prayerful atmosphere for the Holy Liturgy. We still lack alto voices though. If you feel you are able to sing alto, please speak to Matushka.

Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
Serving at the Holy Liturgy

Since the earliest times young men served in the altar. This is important work as it enables the Bishop or Priest to concentrate on the prayers. The traditional vesture for a server is the Stichar, which was originally a decorated garment which covered the toga in the Eastern Roman Empire. The vesture assists the server to step into the role and stay focused upon spiritual work. We have a number of servers at St Elisabeth's who greatly add to the solemnity of the service and therefore the sense of holiness. Some new vestments have just been made for them at the Convent of St Elisabeth, in Minsk. Some of the funding for this has come from Lena Miloshovich in memory of her mother Dushanka. Father Paul is very grateful for those who assist him in the altar. If you are interested in serving in the altar, please talk to Reader Chad.

Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Baptising your child in St Elisabeth's

 

We are delighted that you would like to have your child baptised in our church. Baptisms are normally conducted at about 10:30 on a Saturday morning though other arrangements can be made. The post code of the church is CH45 5DE. Father Paul’s phone number is 07926194031 and his email is frpaulelliott@aol.com  Please fill in the online Baptism Registration form and email it to Fr Paul. For details of having your son or daughter baptised in St Elisabeth's please follow this link : Baptism in the Russian Orthodox Church

 

 

Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding

Getting married in St Elisabeth's can be arranged. Normally, the couple must be married in the Registery Office first unless the Registrar is present. The couple should both be baptised and free to marry. The chief bridesmaid and the best man should be of the Orthodox faith. Couples should normally ask Fr Paul to seek a blessing from Bishop Irenei before the wedding is arranged especially if either the bride or the groom are not of the Orthodox Faith. A blessing can be granted, though any children of the marriage must be brought up Orthodox. Weddings take place normally at 13:00 on a Sunday and only then outside the church fasts.

St Elisabeth's Russian Orthodox Church - Liverpool, Wallasey, Birkenhead

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