September 2021

Exaltation of Cross

Kontakion of the Cross, Tone 4
O Christ our God, you willingly accepted to be lifted on the Cross,
Giving your mercies to the new nation named after you;
Giving joy to Orthodox faithful.
And with your power you gave them victory over enemies.
~ May they have as an ally your Cross the invincible trophy,
the weapon of peace.

Services and Other Activities at Holy Cross

September 2021

updated 25 September 

Monday 27th September Feast of the Elevation of the Life-giving Cross
Civil calendar, 14th September in the Church calendar
Our Patronal Feast Day.

Until further notice…
Orthodox Churches were closed in early August, by government order.  The madness continues, and we pray in our own homes and personal prayer closets.

Services are [except as noted] at Camden House, 1st floor.
Address: The Campion Centre, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew.
Entry is from Hodgson Street, Kew. Once inside the car park, Camden House is on the right.

For all those who desire to join us in worship, we advise that they should arrive before the Services begin. Camden House is a large building and we are on the 1st floor; the front door will be closed at commencement of services, and late access will not be possible.

REPSONSE TO COVID-19: Orthodox Christians cannot be prevented from prayer, wherever they may be, and whatever circumstances they find themselves in. This has always been so. When travelling, confined through illness, or impeded by law or the audacity of an oppressor, there are times when Christians cannot meet for worship.

Members and friends of Holy Cross are encouraged to continue services at home, and in their normal family setting, when unable to attend formal services due to civil restrictions.  This has been the norm for many Orthodox faithful through the ages, and the Services themselves routinely provide for this.

Holy Cross continues to send out the weekly propers (variables) and canons by email. Copies of any and all of the Services and canons are available upon request, by post or via a collection point in Heidelberg. Please contact the Administrator – see the Contact page.

The Administrator can also facilitate contact with supporting clergy, should you have the need.