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Glimpsing Armenian Tradition on Maundy Thursday

Mycah, Parish Volunteer, writes about a visit to the Armenian Church On Maundy Thursday afternoon Fr Ian and I were delighted to attend the feetwashing liturgy at the Armenian Church in Manchester. I felt I was stepping into an ancient … Continue reading

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At play at Epiphany

In a charming short essay in his book The Spirit of the Liturgy the influential Catholic priest and theologian Romano Guardini talks of the Playfulness of the Liturgy. While acknowledging the importance and solemnity of worship Guardini also encourages us to see … Continue reading

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“Speaking with God from the depths of the heart”

Anglicans and Armenians worshipped together at 6pm at St Chrysostom’s on Saturday in a joint Vespers service. The evening celebrated the life and writings of the great 10th century Armenian saint St Gregory of Narek, and Fr Garegin gave a … Continue reading

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Easter Triumph, Easter Joy!

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! We had wonderful worship on Easter Day at St Chrysostom’s. Here are some comments from some who attended: “I have been to Easter day services for over 70 years and this was the most meaningful yet! … Continue reading

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Grieving beside her son

At the end of the Good Friday solemn liturgy the sacramental Body of Christ was taken to the Anson Chapel, to the sepulchre. The tabernacle was covered in a black veil of beautiful cloth given to church by a mother … Continue reading

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“Grant us the overflow of love and good works”

Shortly after 5.15pm on Maundy Thursday – at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, a few hundred yards from St Chrysostom’s  … The curtain before the altar – the veil of separation – drew back and Fr Garegin began the Service of … Continue reading

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Tenebrae – Into the shadows

In the evening of Monday of Holy Week we gathered for the poignant service of Tenebrae. Here are some comments of worshippers: “Our Holy Week devotions started with Tenebrae, a moving meditative service on Monday evening which included some wonderful … Continue reading

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