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We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) in the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe (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 contact us. 

 

Divine Liturgy every  Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and some Saturdays at 9.00 a.m.

 

For arrangements of services  please see the details below

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

 

 

 

 

  • Regular members of the congregation will be informed of services by text message.
  • Private arrangements for confession or receiving of Holy Comunion are always possible

 

      Church  services.

 

Date Service Time Notes
Wednesday 24th November Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Saturday 27th November Hours and Typical Psalms 9.00 a.m.  
Sunday 28th November Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Contribution Lunch and short talk by Father Justin. Apostles Fast begins after Vespers
Wednesday 1st December Akathist 6.30 p.m.  

Saturday 4th December

Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

Divine Liturgy  9.00 a.m.  
Sunday 5th December Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  Fr Paul in Norwich
Wedenesday 8th December Akathist  6.30 p.m.  
Saturday 11th December No Liturgy   Fr Paul in Ireland
Sunday 12th December Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 15th Decemeber Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Saturday 18th Decemeber Divine Liturgy 9.00 a.m. Children's Church 2.00 p.m.
Sunday 19th December Feast of St Nicholas Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 22nd December Akathist  6.30 p.m.  

Saturday 25th December

Feast of St Herman of Alaska and St Spyridon 

Divine Liturgy  9.30 a.m. (N.B. slightly layter time)  
Sunday 26th December Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. no contribution meal or talk this Sunday
Wednesday 29th December Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Friday 31st December Moleben for the secular New Year 6.00 p.m.  
Sunday 2nd January Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Thursday 6th January Great Compline 6.00 p.m.  

Friday 7th January

Orthodox Christmas

Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Contribution Christmas Dinner
Sunday 8th January Divine Liturgy  (no sermon) 10.00 a.m. Children will form a tableau of the Nativity Story at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 12th January Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Saturday 15th January Divine Liturgy 9.00 a.m.  
Sunday 16th January Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  

Wednesday 19th January

Theophany

Divine Liturgy and blessing of the Waters 10.00 a.m. no Akathist today

Saturday 22nd January

Divine Liturgy  9.00 a.m. Children's Church 2.00 p.m.
Sunday 23rd January Baptismal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of the Waters 10.00 a.m. possibly blessing the Mersey depending on weather, tides and enthusiasm!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any concerns please contact Father Paul on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com

 

 

 

  • Sunday 28th November Divine  Liturgy 10.00 a.m. followed by contribution lunch and short talk by Father Justin. Please note, no dairy or meat but fish and oil permitted.
  • The Divine Liturgy is currently served on some Saturdays at 9.00 a.m. and always on Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and on certain weekday festivals. Please check in the schedule of services published above.
  • A simple peoples' service book in English and Russian can be downloaded and printed. You can find more services under "Liturgica" on this website.
  • A new timetable of services for November, December and most of January has been published above.
  • An Akathist or Moleben will be served most Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m.
  • Baptisms will normally take place on Saturday mornings during or immediately after Divine Liturgy
  • Choir Practice will resume soon.

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.

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

 Father Paul will send £500 to this Christmas appeal this year. We are very fortunate at St Elisabeth's and so should look at opportunities to support those priests and parishes far less fortunate than ourselves.

Well done St Elisabeth's!

 

Fr Paul now serves a few more weekday services. 

Anointing Service

Fr Paul hopes to serve the Anointing Service  on Wednesday 16th December at 6.00 p.m. in place of the Akathist.

Moleben of intercession

There will be a Moleben of intercession or Akathist 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 is often served on the eves of Great Feasts

Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is served every Saturday during the present time at 9.00.a.m. This is especially suitable for children or fo those who wish to be especially careful in the light of COVID-19. The next weekday Liturgy will be served on Friday 4th December for the Feast of the Entry of the Mothe of God into the Temple

 

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 contribute to choral singing please speak to Matushka.

Presently the choir is very restricted due to COVID-19 regulations. As the situation eases next year, we hope to revive choir practices and revive our choral singing. The choir stand will be possibly be repositioned in order to allow for a slightly larger choir once social distancing regulations are lifted. This is hoped for in March or April and certainly in time for Palm Sunday.

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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