Sunday of All Saints of Great Britain and Ireland
Third Sunday after Pentecost
28th June 2009

Four files of Servicest which may be useful for parishes with a blessing from 
their hierarch to observe this Feastday on Sunday.   

1.  All Saints of Britain Vigil (in English), composed in 1976 with the 
blessing of ROCA Archbishop Anthony of Geneva (and Great Britain)

2.  The Canon (in Slavonic) from the Vigil

3.  An alternative Canon (in English) composed by Archimandrite David of 
Walsingham (Moscow Patriarchate) and used in the UK Diocese with the blessing 
of Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

4. Another Vigil Service (in English) by, I think, Fr Andrew Philips of 
Felixstowe which appears to be based on the 1976 version.


Aug 21 2007 4:50PM
Russian church to annually honor early British Isles saints

MOSCOW. Aug 21 (Interfax) - The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox 
Church instituted a holiday to honor Christians who lived on the 
islands of Great Britain and Ireland and were canonized before the 
1054 schism that divided Christendom into the Western Catholic and 
Eastern Orthodox churches.

The holiday will be an annual event observed on the third Sunday 
after Pentecost in the Julian Calendar.

The Synod, which met on Tuesday, also ordered that these saints' 
names be included in the Menology after their Christian exploits have 
been studied.

The Synod's decision follows an appeal of March 3, 2007, in which the 
diocese of Sourozh, a Russian Orthodox Church diocese having the 
islands of Great Britain and Ireland for its territory, asked the 
head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexy II, and its Holy 
Synod to institute a holiday for pre-1054 British and Irish saints. 


Fr Ambrose



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