What to Expect

Are you thinking of visiting our church but you're not sure what to expect?

Well, when we meet on Saturday evenings we pray a service called Vespers, which is sometimes followed by Compline; on Sundays we usually celebrate the Divine Liturgy.  You can find out more about these services here.

Icon of the ResurrectionFor Christians, the setting of the sun begins the new day, so Vespers on Saturday evening marks the beginning of Sunday, which is the holy day each week when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and this will be expressed in many of the prayers.

Each Sunday has a special theme, and the readings from the Bible, as well as the various songs we sing (called hymns, psalms, and antiphons) reflect this theme.  We also offer our prayers to God for the Church and the whole world, especially for individual people who have asked us to pray for them.  Usually when we meet, there is a time when we sit and listen to a homily, which is a talk about the Christian life.

You are very welcome to come along.  If you'd like to find out a little more before your visit, there is plenty of information below.  You don't have to take in all of this in one go.  It's just a little bit of information that you might find helpful before you come along.

We hope this helps a little bit but if you have any questions before you visit, please feel free to get in touch.