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PART OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE'S METROPOLIA OF WESTERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE

St John's Orthodox Church, built in Colchester in 1855, is one of the largest Orthodox church buildings in the British Isles and is regularly attended by some 600 Orthodox parishioners of numerous nationalities. It is a multilingual parish whose services follow the Russian tradition and which cares for grassroots Orthodox of all nationalities in Eastern England.

SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2024:


Sunday 28 April: Palm Sunday

9.00: Hours and Liturgy


Great Wednesday 1 May

6.15 pm: Matins / Утреня


Great Thursday 2 May

9.00 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy / Вечерня и Божественная литургия

6.15 pm: Matins with the Twelve Gospels / Утреня и чтение 12 Евангелий


Great Friday 3 May

4.00 pm: Vespers / Вечерня с выносом Св. Плащаницы

6.15 pm: Matins with the Lamentations, Procession with the Burial Shroud / Утреня и чин погребения, крестный ход со Св. Плащаницей


Great Saturday 4 May

9.00 am: Vespers and Divine Liturgy / Вечерня и Божественная литургия

12.00 (noon) and 13.00 and 14.00: Blessing of Food / Oсвящение пасхи и куличей


THE EASTER SERVICE TAKES PLACE DURING THE NIGHT, STARTING AT 23.20 ON GREAT SATURDAY

ПАСХАЛЬНОЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНИЕ НАЧИНАЕТСЯ ПЕРЕД ПОЛУНОЧЬЮ, ВСЯ СЛУЖБА НОЧЬЮ В 23.20


23.20: Midnight Service

23.50 Procession

00.45 am: Blessing of Food

01.00 am Easter Divine Liturgy

02.30 am: Blessing of Food

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CHURCH SERVICES

Vigil Service, every Saturday at 5:30 pm
Hours and Liturgy, every Sunday at 9am

For a timetable of services, click here

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