+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.

3 January 2021

January-February 2021

 

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2021

The First Vespers of Sunday are sung at 4:00pm over GoogleMeet using code:
The Sunday Lauds service can be downloaded here.
During the pandemic lockdown, you can join us for Lauds at 8:30 a.m. by going to GoogleMeet and using this code zvu-smbf-kdi
The Hours Propers for each Sunday can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the relevant Sunday.
Sunday Terce Service can be downloaded here as a Word document or here as a pdf.
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here


COVID 19: All the events below are subject to change at short notice, according to the improving situation and the gradual return to activities.


Last Updated 29th January 2021


2nd January 2021: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service. Vespers Propers available here.
3rd January: ADVENT IV: 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service (Lauds Propers available here) followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

6th January 2021: EVE of THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST : 9:00 p.m.(GMT): A Service of 9 Readings will take place in video conferencing at this link, please join us if you can.

Preparing for the celebration of Mass on Christmas Morning at Nottingham

9th January: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 2nd Vespers of Saint John the Evangelist in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Vespers Propers.
10th January SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY: 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds (Propers) in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

14th January: FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD : to be announced. 

16th January: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service. Vespers Propers here.
17th January: 8:30 a.m.(GMT) LAUDS of the Octave of the Holy Innocents on GoogleMeet lead by Father Patrick.  Lauds Propers here.
17th January CHRISTMAS II11:15 a.m. Litany/Terce and Liturgy at St Mary's Church, Isleworth, corner of Bridge Road and Worton road, TW7 6ER. Sung Mass Propers here and here.
This is cancelled because St Mary's church is in quarantine until 20th January 2021.

19th January: FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD : to be announced.

23rd January: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Vespers Propers here.
24th January SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EPIPHANY : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds (Propers here) in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

26th January: Octave of Epiphany.  To be announced.
 
30th January: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Vespers Propers here.
31st January: EPIPHANY II: 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service.  Lauds Propers for Epiphany 2 to 5 available here.  There is no Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole today.

6th February: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
7th February FEAST OF THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL / EPIPHANY III : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds and Hymn of the Feast in video conferencing with Father Patrick leading the Service.   There is no Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole today.

13th February: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Propers here.
14th February EPIPHANY IV : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service (Propers) followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

20th February: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
21st February EPIPHANY V : 8:30 a.m.(GMT) LAUDS on GoogleMeet lead by Father Patrick.  (Propers)
21st February EPIPHANY V11:15 a.m. Litany/Terce and Liturgy at St Mary's Church, Isleworth, corner of Bridge Road and Worton road, TW7 6ER. Sung Mass Propers.  This is cancelled because of Covid restrictions.

27th February: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Propers here.
28th February SEPTUAGESIMA : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service (Propers here) followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

6th March: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
7th March SEXAGESIMA : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

13th March: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
14th March QUINQUAGESIMA : 8:30 a.m. Sarum Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

17th March: ASH WEDNESDAY : to be announced. 

These 2021 dates are planned for the celebration of the Mass at St Mary's, Isleworth (subject to alterations):
They tend to be on the third Sunday of the month.
Mar 21: Quadragesima/Lent 1
Apr 18: Passion Sunday
May 16: Easter 2
Jun20: Pentecost/Whitsunday
Jul 18: Pentecost 4
Aug 15: Pentecost 8
Sep 19: Pentecost 13
Oct 17: Pentecost 17
Nov 21: Pentecost 22
Dec 19: Advent 2/St Nicholas

25 October 2020

Nov-Dec 2020

 

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2020

Last Updated 8th December 2020

31st October: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service. Propers here.
1st November PENTECOST XXI / TRINITY XX / St John of Kronstadt: 9:45 a.m. Sarum TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

7th November: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  For Propers, please click here.
8th November PENTECOST XXII / TRINITY XXI / St. Cedd, Abbott of Lastingham, "Apostle of Essex" (†ca. 589) B.C. /  St. Eata of Lindisfarne (†685 or 686) B.C. / St. Alfred the Great (†899) K.C.: Unfortunately, the Mass at Isleworth is cancelled because of the national lockdown.  The link to the Missa Sicca will be posted very soon.

14th November: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 2nd Vespers of ALL SAINTS with the commemoration of ALL SOULS in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
15th November PENTECOST XXIII / TRINITY XXII 8:30 a.m. Sarum LAUDS in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.

21st November: TRINITY 23: 5:00 p.m.(please note NEW TIME) Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Propers for both 1st Vespers and Lauds for this 23rd Sunday after Trinity.
22nd November PENTECOST XXIV / TRINITY XXIII: 8:30 a.m. Sarum LAUDS in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.

28th November: 4:00 p.m.(please note NEW TIME) Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Propers for both Vespers and Lauds available here.
29th November PENTECOST XXV / TRINITY XXIV: 8:30 a.m. Sarum LAUDS in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.

5th December: 4:00 p.m.(please note NEW TIME) Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
6th December CHRIST THE KING / SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT: 8:30 a.m. Sarum LAUDS in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.

12th December: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Propers for Vespers and Lauds available here.
From Vespers this evening we use Alma Redemptoris Mater as the Marian Hymn.
13th December: 8:30 a.m.(GMT) LAUDS of ADVENT I on GoogleMeet lead by Father Patrick.
13th December ADVENT I11:15 a.m. Litany/Terce and Liturgy at St Mary's Church, Isleworth, corner of Bridge Road and Worton road, TW7 6ER. Sung Mass Propers here and here.

19th December: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  The Vespers Propers for Advent 2 are here.
20th December ADVENT II / ST AMBROSE: 8:30 a.m. Lauds on GoogleMeet lead by Father Patrick, followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

26th December: 4:00 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  Vespers Propers available here.
27th December ADVENT III (Gaudete): 8:30 a.m. Lauds in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the Service followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

8 July 2020

July-August 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

JULY - AUGUST 2020

The Propers for Matins can be reached by clicking on the highlighted Matins
The Propers of the Missa Sicca for each Sunday can be reached by clicking on the highlighted Missa Sicca for each Sunday.
 
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 link at the relevant Sunday in previous postings (they can be reached from the blog archive links at the bottom of this page).
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here


COVID 19: All the events below are subject to change at short notice, according to the improving situation and the gradual return to activities.


Last Updated 1st August 2020


12th July PENTECOST V / TRINITY IV: St Peter & Paul, Apostles Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home.  Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

15th July: Visitation of the B.V.M.

19th July PENTECOST VI / TRINITY V: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home.  Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

26th July PENTECOST VII / TRINITY VI: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home.  Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

1st August: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
2nd August PENTECOST VIII / TRINITY VII: 9:45 a.m. TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

8th August: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
9th August PENTECOST IX / TRINITY VIII: 9:45 a.m. TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

14th August: 6:30 p.m. Vesperal Liturgy of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God at St Dunstan's church. (New revised calendar, Antiochian jurisdiction)
15th August: 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy by Fr Maxim of the Moscow Patriarchate at St Dunstan's church (old calendar)
6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
16th August PENTECOST X / TRINITY IX: 9:45 a.m. TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.  The Missa Sicca to be said at home for this Sunday can be found here

19th August (6th August OC) Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord 

22nd August: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.  The Propers for today can be downloaded here
23rd August PENTECOST XI / TRINITY X: 9:45 a.m. Sarum TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.  If you are unable to attend today's Liturgy, the Missa Sicca can be said at home.

28th August: Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, Feast of Our Lady of Glastonbury, patroness of the ROCOR Western Rite Community in the British Isles.
29th August: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
30th August PENTECOST XII / TRINITY XI: 9:45 a.m. Sarum TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.  If you are unable to attend Liturgy, the Missa Sicca can be siad at home.

5th September: 6:30 p.m. Sarum 1st Vespers of Sunday in video conferencing with Father Thomas leading the service.
6th September PENTECOST XIII / TRINITY XII: 9:45 a.m. Sarum TERCE in St Aldhelm's Chapel followed by the Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.


Planned Services at Isleworth, all to be confirmed: 

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 April 2020

May-June 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

MAY - JUNE 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 link at the relevant Sunday in previous postings (they can be reached from the blog archive links at the bottom of this page).
The Hymn Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus from the Sarum Breviary can be downloaded here


Last Updated 28th May 2019


3rd May EASTER II: 8:30 a.m.: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service.

10th May EASTER III: 8:30 a.m.: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service.

17th May EASTER IV: 8:30 a.m.: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. 

24th May EASTER V: 8:30 a.m.: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. 

28th May ASCENSION of OUR LORD: Missa Sicca to be said at home

31st May Sunday after ASCENSION: 8:30 a.m.: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home

7th June PENTECOST: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service.  Missa Sicca to be said at home
 
14th June TRINITY SUNDAY / PENTECOST I: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home

21st June PENTECOST II / TRINITY I: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home

28th June PENTECOST III / TRINITY II: Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at home 

5th July PENTECOST IV / TRINITY III: St Alban, protomartyr of Britain Matins to be sung via internet video conferencing with Father Thomas providing the Order of Service. Missa Sicca to be said at homeThere will be a Liturgy of the Antiochian Church at Saint Dunstan's church, Poole at 10:30 a.m.

7th July: Nativity of John the Baptist


Planned Services at Isleworth, all to be confirmed: 

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

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.