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EVENTS

ASCENSION 2024

Thursday 13 June 2024

On the feast of the Ascension, Fr Adrian Narita (from the East Ham parish of St Paul and All the Romanian Saints) and Fr Ioann Olevich (from the Ukraine (UOC)) came to celebrate the liturgy with us. St John's parish also present both priests, Fr Ioann receiving a blessing cross and Fr Adrian the slipper of St Gerasimos of Cephalonia for his parish.

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LITURGY IN LITTLE ABINGTON

Sunday 9 June 2024

Today, Fr Andrew celebrated the liturgy in Little Abington, Cambridge

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EASTER 2024

Sunday 5 May 2024

Celebrating the resurrection of Christ our Saviour.

Christ is Risen!

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WHERE ARE YOU, ADAM? 

21 April 2024 at 1pm

Film screening and meeting with the producer

A film about monastic life in Monastery Dochiariu (Athos)

Film by Alexander Zaporoshchenko & Alexander Plyska

Languages: English, Greek

Admission is free, donations are welcome

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CONCELEBRATION WITH METROPOLITAN JOSEPH

Saturday 13 April 2024

Today, Fr Andrew concelebrated the liturgy with Metropolitan Joseph at the Romanian church in East Ham.

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7TH ANNIVERSARY OF FR IOAN'S ORDINATION

March 2024

To celebrate the 7-year anniversary of the ordination of our beloved priest Fr Ioan, a surprise video was made with our wishes!

Happy anniversary Father John!


https://youtu.be/_1Xp80wgrr4?feature=shared

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CHRISTMAS

7 January 2024

Celebrating the Nativity of our Lord. This was followed by a parish meal and a Nativity play put on by the children of the parish.

Christ is born, glorify Him!

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SAINT ANDREW'S DAY

30 November / 13 December 2023

Celebrating the feast of St Andrew with Fr Mihai Constantinescu (from Bucarest), Fr Adrian Narita (from the East Ham parish of St Paul and All the Romanian Saints) and Fr Ioann Olevich (from the Ukraine (UOC)).

St Andrew pray to God for us!

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SAINT EDMUND'S DAY AT LITTLE ABINGTON

20 November / 3 December 2023

Celebrating the feast day of St Edmunds at Little Abington with Fr Leonid Tauleanu and Fr Alexandru Visan.

St Edmund pray to Gor for us!

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NEW PARISH RELICS

Sunday 13 August 2023

Many thanks to Fr Ioan, Antonio Brailescu and Florin Murgu who very recently returned to the parish with Holy relics of St Stephen the Protomartyr, St Antony the Great, St Dimitry of Salonica, St Catherine the Great-Martyr, St Menas the Great-Martyr and St Nectarios. It was possible to acquire them on permanent basis for our parish, for our veneration! We feel very blessed to have such relics!


St Stephen, St Antony, St Dimitry, St Catherine, St Menas, St Nectarios pray to God for us!

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PATRONAL FEAST 2023

2 July 2023

Today, we celebrated the feast of our Patron Saint, St John of Shanghai. The Liturgy was followed by a procession and a shared meal with the parishioners.

Holy Father John, pray to God for us!

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NEW PARISH RELICS: THE SLIPPER OF ST SPYRIDON

Sunday 25 June 2023

St Spyridon, whose holy relics can be venerated in Corfu, is called the 'walking saint' because of the way his slippers wear out every year, even in repose. His slippers are thus replaced regularly.


Following a recent pilgrimage to Corfu by members of the parish, it became possible to attain one of these very slippers. We received the Holy Relic on Sunday 25th June and, after the liturgy, an Akathist to St Spyridon was read and sung in three languages.

By the grace of God, the parish feels honoured and blessed to have such a relic! We thank everyone who helped in making this happen.

Holy Hierarch Spyridon, pray to God for us! 

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NEW CHURCH SIGN

10 May 2023

In honour of the fact that the late Queen in one of her last acts made Colchester a City, we have had a new sign made. It bears the coat of arms of the City of Colchester, which dates back to 1413. It shows St Helen with the Cross of Christ that she found in Jerusalem, a Roman centurion (representing national importance - Colchester was the Roman capital before London), an oyster fisherman, representing local people, and the three crowns of the Martyr Edmund, King of East Anglia. Its motto reads ‘No Cross, No Crown’, meaning that if we do not take our cross on ourselves, we will not receive the crown of salvation.

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EASTER 2023

Sunday 16 April 2023

Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ our Saviour.


CHRIST IS RISEN!

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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

Sunday 5 March 2023

Celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession around the church

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THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD

Saturday 7 January 2023

Celebrating the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

CHRIST IS BORN, GLORIFY HIM!

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CONCELEBRATION WITH PRIEST ADRIAN HANȚIU

Sunday 1 January 2023

Today, we had the pleasure of a visit from Priest Adrian Hanțiu from Arad (Western Romania), with whom the Liturgy was concelebrated.

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CONCELEBRATION WITH PRIEST MIHAI CONSTANTINESCU

Sunday 4 December 2022

Today, the Liturgy was concelebrated with Fr Mihai Constantinescu who said some words of greeting on behalf, and with the blessing, of our Metropolitan Joseph of the Roman Patriarchate.

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PATRONAL FEAST 2022

Saturday 2 July 2022

Parishioners gathered as we celebrated the Patronal Feast of St John the Wonderworker. The Divine Liturgy was followed by a shared meal in the church hall.

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EASTER 2022

Sunday 24 April 2022

The church was full as we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord. The Easter service started near midnight on Holy Saturday and finished in the early hours of Easter Sunday.


CHRIST IS RISEN! 

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AID FOR UKRAINE - THANK YOU!

Thursday 10 March 2022

Thank you to all those who so generously donated money, medicine, first aid and other essentials for the people of Ukraine. By the time the van leaving for Ukraine came to the church to collect everything on Thursday 10 March, there were around 15 bags full of your donations and a total collection of £1,070. Thank you!

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