Orthodox Christianity for Adults - Explorers and Candidates for Reception

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ZOOM Debates

Monthly ZOOM debates on interesting subjects connecting Orthodoxy to life are held, usually on a Tuesday evening monthly at 7.30pm.  However, July’s session will instead be on Saturday 16th July at 2pm and the topic will be Orthodoxy and Ecumenism. To join these ZOOM sessions you must send an invitation request to Fr. Gregory at his email (above) at least 2 days beforehand. 

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Life at St. Aidan's Orthodox Church, Manchester UK

St. Aidan’s belongs to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. We are in communion with all the other Orthodox Churches worldwide, Antioch being one of the ancient sees of the Christian Church, (Acts 11:26)

Regular Services

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Matins: 9.15 am
Liturgy: 10.15 am

Other services as announced. 

Contact Fr Gregory here:- 

Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’
John 14: 6 – 7

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

Today’s Saints

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Tone 1 – Eothinon 2
2nd after Pentecost, 2nd of Matthew

St. David of Thessalonica (c.540). St. John, bishop of the Goths in the Crimea (8th C). New Martyr David of St. Anne’s Skete, martyred in Thessalonica (1813). Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1388).

British Isles and Ireland:
Translation of the relics of St. Brannock of Braunton. St. Corbican (8th C).

Today’s Readings

Romans 2:10-16Matthew 4:18-23

Note: To keep up-to-date with Today’s Saints and Today’s Reading, please go to The Month’s Saints and Readings page.