+St. John Maximovitch

"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies." +Saint John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco

You are the inheritors of a precious treasure: the authentic and Orthodox rites that nourished thousands now in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Orthodox Church thanks you for preserving this tradition all these years, so that it could be restored to her through Western Rite Orthodox parishes. +Bishop Basil, Bishop of Wichita and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

20 March 2020

March-April 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

MAR - APR 2020

Sunday Terce Service can be downloaded here as a Word document or here as a pdf.
The Terce Propers for each Sunday can be downloaded by clicking on the links below
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here

Last Updated 10th April 2019


8th March LENT I - QUADRAGESIMA : 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

15th March: LENT II: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

22nd March LENT III: 11:00 a.m. Baptism and Chrismation of James, Western Rite Terce followed by the Saint Gregory the Great Liturgy in Saint Joseph Chapel at St Mary the Virgin Church, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER in West London. 

In spite of the restrictions for the pandemic, Father Thomas has been able to baptise and chrismate James with George serving.  Thanks be to God:


James is being prepared for Baptism.

James is Chrismated

Fr Thomas, James and George after the Liturgy in the house chapel at James's house

Owing to the Corona Virus pandemic, there will be no further Sunday Masses at Isleworth until further notice.  Please keep checking.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle against this deadly scourge. Be our protection against the suffering and fear of this plague. May God remove it, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, put an end to this scourge and all other ailments that be in the world for the ruin of bodies and souls. Through the prayers of the Theotokos. Amen.

All the following subject to alterations:

29th March LENT IV:  9:30 a.m. Western Rite Matins will be led by Father Thomas online via Zoom: please contact Fr Thomas by email @ fr.thomascook(at)gmail.com to obtain the link.  The Sunday Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church will be celebrated by the Priests at Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG at 10:30 a.m.  Metropolitan Silouan has asked the congregation not to attend.

5th April PASSION SUNDAY: 1st Vespers (5:00 p.m.) and Matins (9:30 a.m.) to be sung over the internet with Father Thomas providing the Orders of Service and Propers

12th April PALM SUNDAY:  1st Vespers to be sung over the internet with Father Thomas providing the Orders of Service and Propers at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 11th April and Matins to be sung at 9:30 a.m.

17th April: GOOD FRIDAY: The Friday of the Passion: 3:00 p.m. The Prophecies, the Passion of Our Lord, the Solemn Collects, the Reproaches and the Veneration of the Cross: Fater Thomas will provide the Order of Service and lead the service over the internet.

18th April: The HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL: EASTER EVEN: The New Fire, the Paschal Praeconium, the Twelve Prophecies and the Litany.  The Order of Service and the Propers will be furnished by Father Thomas.  Each Parishioner is encouraged to read this service in the privacy of their own homes during the late evening.

19th April EASTER SUNDAY (PASCHA): The Sunday of the Resurrection: Father Thomas will provide an Order of Service and Propers for one of the morning Hours.  To be announced.

26th April EASTER I: 1st Vespers to be sung over the internet with Father Thomas providing the Orders of Service and Propers at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 11th April and Matins to be sung at 9:30 a.m.

3rd May EASTER II: 1st Vespers to be sung over the internet with Father Thomas providing the Orders of Service and Propers at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 11th April and Matins to be sung at 9:30 a.m.



Planned Services at Isleworth: 
May 17th Easter 4
June 14th Trinity Sunday
July 19th Pentecost 6
August 16th Pentecost 10
September 13th Pentecost 14 Saint Aidan
October 11th Pentecost 18 Vigil of Saint Michael
November 15th Pentecost 23 All Souls
December 13th Advent 1

29 December 2019

Jan 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

JAN - FEB 2020

Sunday Terce Service can be downloaded here as a Word document or here as a pdf.
The Terce Propers for each Sunday can be downloaded by clicking on the links below
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here

Last Updated 14th February 2019


5th January ADVENT IV: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

7th January: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Typica of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

12th January SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

19th January EPIPHANY/THEOPHANY: 11:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce followed by the Saint Gregory the Great Liturgy in Saint Joseph Chapel at St Mary the Virgin Church, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER in West London.  Father Thomas will also Bless the Waters  
This will be followed by the AGM of the Parish.

Drinking the Blessed Water
Father Thomas addresses the congregation at the end of the Mass
The AGM took place after the refreshments.

26th January SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF THE EPIPHANY: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.


2nd February EPIPHANY II: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.


9th February EPIPHANY III: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.


16th February SEPTUAGESIMA: Owing to the bad weather forecast, the WR Liturgy at Isleworth planned for today has been cancelled and transferred to next week. 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

23rd February SEXAGESIMA: 11:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce followed by the Saint Gregory the Great Liturgy in Saint Joseph Chapel at St Mary the Virgin Church, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER in West London.  

1st March QUINQUAGESIMA: 9:45 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

Planned Services at Isleworth: 
March 15th Lent 2
April 19th PASCHA
May 17th Easter 4
June 14th Trinity Sunday
July 19th Pentecost 6
August 16th Pentecost 10
September 13th Pentecost 14 Saint Aidan
October 11th Pentecost 18 Vigil of Saint Michael
November 15th Pentecost 23 All Souls
December 13th Advent 1

10 November 2019

Nov 2019

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

NOV-DEC 2019

Sunday Terce Service can be downloaded here as a Word document or here as a pdf.
The Terce Propers for each Sunday can be downloaded by clicking on the links below
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here

Last Updated 10th November 2019

3rd November PENTECOST XX: No Western Rite Terce today but the usual Antiochian Sunday Liturgy in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG at 10:30.

10th November PENTECOST XXI: 11:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce followed by the Saint Gregory the Great Liturgy in Saint Joseph Chapel at St Mary the Virgin Church, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER in West London. 

Father Thomas welcomes Celeste (Elizabeth will be her orthodox name) into the Church

Father Thomas addresses the congregation after Mass today 10th Nov 2019

Refreshments after Mass
17th November PENTECOST XXII: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

24th November PENTECOST XXIII: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

1st December PENTECOST XXIV: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

8th December CHRIST THE KING: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

15th December ADVENT I: 11:00 a.m. Elizabeth's Chrismation followed by the Saint Gregory the Great Liturgy in Saint Joseph Chapel at St Mary the Virgin Church, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER in West London. 

We had a good attendance for Elizabeth's Chrismation

Elizabeth provided us with a very warm Agape meal that was most welcome

22nd December ADVENT II: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

29th December ADVENT III: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

5th January ADVENT IV: 10:00 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at the Saint Aldhelm Chapel in Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

7th January: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD: 9:30 a.m. Western Rite Terce is sung at Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Saint Osmond's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG followed at 10:30 by the Typica of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

Planned Services at Isleworth: 
January 19th Epiphany / Theophany
February 16th Septuagesima / Saint Blaise Blessing of candles & of throats
March 15th Lent 2
April 19th PASCHA
May 17th Easter 4
June 14th Trinity Sunday
July 19th Pentecost 6
August 16th Pentecost 10
September 13th Pentecost 14 Sait Aidan
October 11th Pentecost 18 Vigil of Saint Michael
November 15th Pentecost 23 All Souls
December 13th Advent 1