"In a village there was said to be a man who fasted to such a degree that he was called "the Faster". Abba Zeno had heard of him, and he sent for him. The other came gladly. They prayed and sat down. The old man began to work in silence. Since he could not succeed in talking to him the Faster began to get bored. So he said to the old man, "Pray for me, Abba, for I want to go." The old man said to him, "Why?" The other replied, "Because my heart is as if it were on fire and I do not know what is the matter with it. For truly, when I was in the village and I fasted until the evening, nothing like this happened to me." The old man said, "In the village you fed yourself through your ears. But go away and from now on eat at the ninth hour and whatever you do, do it secretly." As soon as he had begun to act on this advice, the Faster found it difficult to wait until the ninth hour. And those who know him said, "The Faster is possessed by the devil." So he went to tell all this to the old man who said to him, "This way is according to God.""
Anonymous [062]

St. Columba and St. Kentigern

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

Our church is part of the Orthodox Christian Church, belonging to the Antiochian Patriarchate, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.

 

Our Parish Priest

The Rev'd. Fr. George Evans
Telephone: 01302 368916
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Our Metropolitan

 

Archbishop Silouan Oner

Metropolitan of British Isles and Ireland

 

Our Patriarch

His Beatitude, Patriarch John X

 

Our usual Service Times, etc

Great Vespers: Saturdays at 4:00pm* (*6:00pm during British Summer Time);

Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:00am;

Confessions: by prior arrangement

(Please see our 'Services' page (also available via Events Menu - above right) for more accurate and up to date details of individual services)

Fr Gregory's* Talks on Ancient Faith Radio

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(*Fr Gregory was formerly our Dean until the deanery became the ArchDiocese)

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Please note: Baptisms are normally done in conjunction with the Divine Liturgy on Sundays.