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Parish of All Saints of Lincolnshire

If you’ve never experienced Orthodox Christian worship, there’s no better way to understand it than to jump right in. The Divine Liturgy (also known as the Mass, the Holy Eucharist, etc) is served in English every Sunday at St Matthias Church Centre. The sizeable and growing community comprises people from many cultures and backgrounds (17 countries, at the last count), and is made up of both “cradle” Orthodox and converts. Other Christians also occasionally join us for worship – all are welcome in the House of God.

Orthodox Christianity

Orthodox worship is highly formal. The Divine Liturgy is essentially unchanged since the earliest days of Christianity – why fix something which is not broken? It is rich with meaning, and many learned and spiritual books have been written on the symbolism found within it. Everything is done with deep reverence and love for our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Church is where Eternity and Time meet and we are caught up in the boundless love of God, who weeps for our sorrows and dances for our joy.