Welcome to Fr Constantin

On the Sunday after The Nativity we had the great pleasure of welcoming as guest, Fr. Constantin Naclad. Fr. Constantin is a senior member of the Theological and Educational Department of the Romanian Patriarchate. He and his wife were visiting their son and family in York, who are members of our community. After the Divine Liturgy we had an interesting discussion on church matters in the Romanian and Antiochian Patriarchates. We look forward to welcoming them back to York again when they next visit their family.

St. Constantine’s on the move!

Throughout the summer our usual home, the chapel at York St John, will close for renovation.

The Orthodox Community of St Constantine will not close! We shall continue to meet for the Divine Liturgy Sunday by Sunday in two different places in York.

Arrangements for our services are as follows:

May 27th – June 24th

Where: St Cuthbert’s Church, Peasholme Green, York (see map).
When: Sundays at 10am

Parking options:

  • We can continue to use the car park at Park Grove School – 12 mins walk away (see map).
  • Morrison’s car park on Foss Island Road – closer and also free, but strictly limited to 2 hrs maximum.
  • Use York’s Park and Ride service. Several routes will bring you close to St Cuthbert’s. You can find details of the routes at https://www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride

July 1st – August 18th

Where: Quad South Hall on the YSJ campus. This is the former college chapel on Lord Mayor’s Walk (see map).
When: Sundays at 10am

Parking options:

  • The car park at Park Grove School – 8 mins walk away (see map).
  • If you arrive early there may be space in the campus car park.

We are very grateful to the people of St. Michael-le-Belfrey Church for kindly allowing us to use St Cuthbert’s Church, and to the University authorities for finding us alternative accommodation.

Enthronement of Metropolitan Silouan

In his Enthronement address on 27th February 2016 at St George’s Cathedral in London, Metropolitan Silouan said,

bishop-silouan-vestedBe Holy as Christ is Holy in your daily life, witnessing to others Christ’s example of love, beauty and splendour. Pray unceasingly, observe the fasts, read the Holy Bible, follow Christ’s teachings and example, keep all the Holy Sacraments of the Church, building your relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit…

Now, at last, I am with you all. I will be with you in your parishes and homes sharing with you the words of our Lord and the consolation of our perfect faith…

Christ showed us the way of obedience and humility through the Great and Life-Giving Cross. He permits each of us to carry a small cross to lead us to salvation while He carried the Great Cross for the salvation of all. I will help you bear your cross and you will help me to bear mine, until it is time for us to join Him eternally, entering salvation together. Our lives are now bound to each other for evermore, our purpose is salvation and our destiny is Christ and only Christ.

The full text of Metropolitan Silouan’s address and more photos from the Enthronement can be found on the website of the Archdiocese.

Following his election and ordination last year Metropolitan Silouan sent a message of encouragement to the clergy and people of the diocese. You can read it here.