Midnight Office Matins And The Divine Liturgy.

Pre-Communion Prayers followed by a moment of quiet and then the Midnight Office, Matins and the Divine Liturgy. You may think it is rather long. It is longer ...

Certainty in a Time of Uncertainty: Living with the Virus. 2020 03 29

Hebrews 6:13-20 St. Paul talks about certainty in a time of uncertainty. He says "We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul ... ". He was not alone: ...

Ninth Hour And Great Vespers. Sunday Of St. John Climacus.

2020 03 28 Ninth Hour and Great Vespers from the Monastery of St. Anthony and Cuthbert, Pontesbury, Shropshire. SY5 0SJ ...

Annunciation: Midnight Office, Matins and Divine Liturgy.

Midnight Office, Matins and Divine Liturgy. Happy Feast! Starts in the dark! Next Live Stream will be at 5pm on Saturday ...

The Annunciation. Hours And Great Vespers With Artoklasia.

Ninth Hour and Great Vespers with Artoklasia for the Annunciation. Monastery of St Anthony and St Cuthbert, Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SJ U.K. ...

Night Office and Matins and the Divine Liturgy Liturgy in English. Holy Cross Sunday.

Sunday of the Procession of the Holy Cross. Matins at about 20 minutes Procession of the Cross (a relic of the Cross) at about 2 hrs 30 min Divine Liturgy at ...

The Virus and the Throne of Grace. 2020 03 22 Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Be of good cheer! A nasty virus is sweeping the world... what is our reaction? Hebrews 4: 14 - 5:6 Mark 8: 34- 9:1 We will do the same for 25 March. 24th: Great ...

Evening Prayers for the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Orthodox Monastery 2020 03 21

Ninth Hour and Great Vespers. (Great Vespers about 11 minutes in...)

Test In The Chapel For The Sunday Livestream at about 10am Liturgy, Midnight Office etc. from 7am.

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2020 03 19 Ninth Hour and Vespers

This is a tester for other live streaming during this Virus problem. God bless you!

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Struggling through... Orthodox Teaching Sermon

The Christian life is not easy ... but the Lord can make you stand. Mark 2: 1-12.

The Image and Likeness of God. John 1:43-51

Who did you look down on today? John 1:43-51 (I'm trying out new "Thumbnails" Please let me know what you think. They are different because it has been said ...

Forgive! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Look into your heart. You may well find grudges that you hang on to because they're your treasures. Forgive! 2020 03 01 Matthew 6:14 -21.

Judgement Day.

The moment arrives when one stands before the Lord. Are you a sheep or a goat? Is your heart bursting with love or not? Orthodox Teaching Sermon. 2020 02 ...

2020 02 16 The Prodigal Son. Luke 15: 11-32 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

There are two feasts in this parable: one organised by the son and another by the father.

2020 02 09 The Pharisee and Publican. Luke 18:10-14. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

God is the god of the repentant.

2020 02 02 Your Death. Luke 2: 22-40 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Although you may look forward to your own death with fear and trembling remember the witness of St. Simeon: Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, ...

2020 01 26 Do Not Neglect the Gift you Have. 1 Timothy 4: 9-15 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

St. Timothy was a skilled reader, preacher and teacher. St Paul told him to devote himself to his gifts. What about your gifts?

2020 01 19 Christ who is our Life... Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Colossians 3: 4-11 , Luke 17: 12 - 19

Our sins and passions make us Leprous. With Christ as our Life we are healed of all this and turn to Him in praise and thanksgiving.

2020 01 12 Being and Telling the Truth. Matthew 4: 12-17 Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

John the Forerunner told the Truth and the Lord is the Truth.

2020 01 05 Fulfill your Ministry. 2 Timothy 4: 5-8 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

St. Paul reminds St. Timothy of the ministry we all have to fulfill.

2019 12 29 Christ the Career Wrecker! Galatians 1:11-19, Matthew 2:13 - 23 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

You want a nice secure, well paid career? Listen on...

2019 12 25 Christ is Born! Matthew 2: 1-12, Galatians 4: 4-7 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

That we may receive adoption... an heir of God through Christ!

2019 12 22 Ephratha, prepare thyself. Matthew 1: 1-25 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

THE FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY Be thou ready, Bethlehem, Eden hath opened unto all. Ephratha, prepare thyself, for now, behold, the Tree of Life hath ...

2019 12 15 Ashamed of Christ? Orthodox Teaching Sermon 1 Timothy 1:8-14

The destroyer of death. 1 Timothy 1:8-14.

2019 12 The Orthodox Christian Church in Lincoln

This is a tour of an Orthodox Church. It is a basic tour. I will make others for those who want to know what each bit is for another time. Your prayers! God bless ...

2019 12 08 Breaking the rules Luke 13: 10-17 Orthodox Teaching Sermon

There is always someone who knows exactly how to live the Christian life and has encyclopaedic knowledge of the minutiae of everything (including the ...

2012 When God turns round. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Shut up or scream louder? That was the choice. Ephesians 2: 14-22 Luke 18: 35-43

2019 11 17 When God says "You fool!"

What are you doing with the wealth that God had given you?

2019 11 10 How much does God love you then?

Love God with all your heart, all your soul and with all your strength and your neighbour as is he was you... how?

2019 11 03 God cannot possibly make use of me or save me! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Oh yes He can!

2019 10 27 Fed by God.

The Lord directs that the previously dead child be fed something to eat. We also need to be fed.

2019 10 20 The Lord turns your life upside down.

When the Lord turns your life upside down you have two choices: be resurrected or tell Him to go away. Luke 8: 26-39 ...

2019 10 06 Receiving the Grace of God in Vain

Don't relax: strive forward and fly with the Grace of God.

2019 09 29 Love your enemies? You're kidding! Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

But if you do love your enemies you will be a son or daughter of the Most High. Luke 6: 31-36

2019 09 22 Preparing the Nets. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The Apostles were ready to act when the Lord had need of them. Are you? Luke 5: 1-11.

2019 09 15 Because He loves you. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

God loves loves you: that's why He did it. Galatians 2: 16-20.

2019 09 08 God forbid! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

St. Paul says "God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..." Galatians 6: 11-18 ...

2019 09 01 Dangerous stuff. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

So how are you doing? Preaching? Healing? Releasing captives? Giving sight? Setting the oppressed free? Luke 4: 16-22 ...

2019 08 25 Storm in the head? Bring him here to me!

The young lad is brought to the Lord and the storm in his head is calmed.

2019 08 18 Storm? Waves? Dark? Orthodox Teaching sermon.

And into all of that St. Peter steps. Matthew 14: 22-34

2019 08 11 Everyday Missionary. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The Apostles came to the Lord to ask Him to solve the situation. He turned the problem back on them! Matthew 14: 14 -22 ...

2019 08 04 Here, there, everywhere. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

There is lots of movement in the Gospel. Matthew 9: 27- 35.

2019 07 28 Spiritual Gifts. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

God has given us all Spiritual Gifts! So use them! Romans 12: 6-14.

2019 July Monastery: Nice healthy young fox.

In St. Columba's Wood, The Monastery, Pontesbury, Shropshire. SY5 0SJ

2019 July Monastery: Muntjac Buck

In St. Columba's Wood, The Monastery, Pontesbury, Shropshire. SY5 0SJ

2019 July Monastery: Fox in the woods

In St. Columba's Wood, The Monastery, Pontesbury, Shropshire. SY5 0SJ

2019 July Monastery: Muntjac buck.

In St. Columba's Wood, The Monastery, Pontesbury, Shropshire. SY5 0SJ

2019 07 21 So Close

He is in your mouth and in your heart. Romans 10: 1 - 10.

2019 07 14 Slavery. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

What sort of slave are you?. Romans 6: 18-23 Matthew 8: 5-13.

2019 07 07 Ambition. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Matthew 6: 22-33 Orthodox Monastery, Gatten, Pontesbury, Shropshire. U.K. All Saints of Lincolnshire, ...

2019 06 30 Labourers needed. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Don't apply within. You already have the job! Matthew 9: 36- 10: 8, 16: 3-19.

2019 06 23 Your turn! Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Crucified, skinned alive, boiled to death, ridiculed. Your turn! Matthew 10: 32-38, 19:27-30.

2019 06 16 Everywhere present. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The Holy Spirit.

2019 06 09 What's the point? Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

All this stuff! What's the point of it all? John 17: 1-13

2019 06 02 No Eyes? No Problem!

Recent weeks have seen the healing of soul and body, the healing of soul and now the healing of body. What happened next in each case? So what about you?

2019 05 26 Running into Town. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Astonished by what she finds out she cannot wait to tell others. So what do we do?

2019 05 19 No Man, not a splash! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Who needs a man? We all need the God-Man. John 5: 1-15.

2019 05 12 Your turn! Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The Myrrh bearing women, the Aristocratic burial party, the foreign sounding servants (deacons) all had the same thing in common. Mark 15: 43-16: 8, Acts 6: 1-7 ...

St Melangell's Valley, St. Antony and Cuthbert Monastery

The rushing sound is the waterfall nearby.

St Caedman's Wood, St Antony and Cuthbert Monastery

The rushing sound is the waterfall nearby.

2019 05 09 St Antony and St Cuthbert Monastery

A view from the front. The rushing sound is the waterfall nearby.

2019 05 05 What's that! He didn't knock? Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The Lord didn't ask permission to enter the room. ...

2019 05 02 Wildlife during the day.

Hare in St. Caedmon's Wood.

2019 05 01 Wildlife during the night.

Muntjac deer grooming last night. This in St. Caedmon's Wood at about 3.30am. (The date on the film is incorrect!) ...

2019 04 28 The Rocks Crack. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Cracking the rocks - opening the tomb! The Resurrection. Matthew 28: 1-20

2019 04 21 Mind your own business. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

You have a choice: Judas or Mary of Bethany. John 12: 1-18

2019 04 14 Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

It's for them! Mark 10: 32-45

2019 03 31 The Throne of Grace. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

The most beautiful throne of all. Hebrews 4:16.

2019 03 17 Get growing Figs! Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

What was Nathaniel doing under his fig tree? You need to do the same! John 1: 43-51.

Christmas (Nativity) Troparion

Vespers at the Monastery of St Antony and St. Cuthbert.

2018 12 04 Orthodox Christian Monastery, England, U.K. Tour 1

From the front of St. Antony and Cuthbert to the Chapel. Stiperstones, Pontesbury, Shropshire. U.K.

Getting down with the Apostle Thomas. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

What would have happened had those who were great and grand in Jerusalem had done as the Apostle Thomas did (or before him St. John the Forerunner and ...

Matins Great Censing on "The Mother of Light..."

Matins censing.

Holy Cross. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Point out one thing in your house that will still be yours in 100 years from now. Mark 8: 34 - 9:1 2018 03 11.

Evangelism. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Sometimes you just have to get on with it (no matter how sceptical your audience). John 1: 43-51

Judgement! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

It is amazing how creative people can be: did you know that you can transform yourself into a goat or a sheep? Matthew 25: 31-46 2018 02 10.

The Camel goes through the eye of the needle! Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Zacchaeus, the worst man in the worst town, does something unexpected. 2018 01 21 Luke 19: 1-10.

Mercy, Love, Life and Grace. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

On the Sunday when we remember so many killed in war let us see what the rule of God is like. Ephesians 2: 4-10 2017 11 12 Remembrance Sunday.

2017 07 23 Crying out! A lesson in prayer. Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Those blind men knew how to use their lungs and they certainly knew how to pray. Matthew 9: 27-35.

2017 01 22 Repentance-Salvation: a practical matter. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Zacchaeus realised that his repentance needed to be grounded in his bank account.

2017 01 01 The Circumcision of Christ. Orthodox Teaching Sermon

St. Luke (2: 20-21, 40-52) treats us to a meditation on the two natures of Jesus Christ: Fully God - Fully Man. So does St. Paul writing to the Colossians (2: 8-12).

English style Wedding Bells for Chris and Melangell. Badsey, Worcestershire22 10 2016

Chris and Melangell married this day in Badsey, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire. There was a team of really good bell ringers present.

2016 10 16 The Sower: Orthodox Christian Teaching Sermon

The Gospel seeds fell into every part of that field - and I'm every part of that field! Luke 8: 5-15.

2016 09 18 God loves you. Orthodox Christian Teaching Sermon.

Orthodox Churches are full of beautiful Crosses. Want to know why? Sunday after the Holy Cross Galatians 2: 16-20, Mark 8: 34 - 9: 1.

2016 07 24 Intercession (Praying for others).Orthodox Teaching Sermon.

Matthew 8:28 - 9:1 When you compare the account of the healing of the two men with demons, with the accounts on either side of this story, you will notice two ...

2016 07 16 Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Wrath of God.

So what do you think God is like? Romans 5: 1-10.

2016 03 06 Orthodox Teaching Sermon: Don't eat other people!

The Last Judgement: 1 Corinthians 8: 8 - 9:2, Matthew 25: 31 - 46 You might well be fasting from flesh but are you feasting on other people?

2016 02 28 Orthodox Teaching Sermon: The Prodigal

The father in this parable suffers a 50% loss but when God lost you both He and you suffered 100% loss. 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 Luke 15 : 11-32 Prodigal Son.

2016 02 21 Orthodox Teaching Sermon Publican and Pharisee

2 Timothy 3:10-15, Luke 18: 10-14 Two people entered the Temple. One said "What a lucky God you are to have a follower like me!" The other said "What a lucky ...

2016 0207 Orthodox Teaching Sermon: Grace - The Parable of the Talents

2 Corinthians 6:1-10, Matthew 25:14 -30 God gives each of us an immense amount to work with. Our task is to double the amount by trading and taking risks with ...

Orthodox Teaching Sermon: Be Thankful!

2016 01 17 Col 3:12-16, Luke 17:12-19 The Colossians became very proud of the new and smart teaching they had and the Lepers became overwhelmed by ...

2016 01 10 Because you are Baptised! Orthodox Teaching Sermon

Are you baptised? Are you hoping to be baptised? Then this is for you! Ephesians 4 7 13, Matthew 4 12 17.

Orthodox Teaching Sermon. The Invitation. Sunday of the Forefathers.

Luke 14: 16-24 So how did you spend the day?

Orthodox Teaching Sermon: Love

Notice the number of times the Lord says "do". Love is a "doing" word" 2015 10 04 Luke 6:31-36 and 2 Corinthians 6: 16 - 7:1.

2015 08 16 Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Forgive!

THe Lord commands us to wipe away the debts that others owe us. Matthew 18: 23-35.

2015 08 09 Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Your Vocation

The Laity of God is called to be the Royal Priesthood. So how might that be lived out? You need to become a world transformer!

2015 07 19 Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Reading Scripture - The Bible.

St. Paul talks about reading the Scriptures. So do you? Matthew 9:27-35, Romans15:1-7.

2015 06 28 Orthodox Teaching Sermon Slavery to Sin, Freedom in Christ.

Romans 6: 18-23, Matthew 8: 5-13. We can be enslaved by a multitude of things, expectations and the evil one himself. Alternatively we can be slaves of Christ ...

2015 02 22 Orthodox Teaching Sermon Cheesefare Sunday - The Fast of Lent

Romans 13 v11 14v4, Matthew 6 v14 21 Pray, forgive, fast, give alms, dont judge others.

2015 02 15 Orthodox Teaching Sermon. Last Judgement 1 Cor 8 v8 - 9v2, Matt 25 v31- 46

What is the quality of your love?

Orthodox Teaching Sermon 2014 10 05 Love Your Enemies 2 Cor 6v16 - 7 v1, Luke 6v 31 - 36

Love your enemies! How? Christ God commands us to do so so we must.

2014 08 06 Othodox Teaching Sermon The Transfiguration

You might not be able to climb a mountain but you can go into the lonely and arid regions of your "heart" and there find Jesus Transfigured. You have to come ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 03 23 Lent 3 Holy Cross Mark 8: 34 - 9: 1

We've reached the middle of Great Lent and we arrive at the Cross of Christ. The Cross is at the centre of our Christian life. The Saviour told us to take up our ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 03 16 2nd Sunday of Lent Mark 2: 1-12 The Paralysed man

The Christian life is a struggle as is shown by this reading. The four friends who take this man to Christ have to get him there through a crowd, up a flighht of ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 03 09 1st Sunday of Lent John 1: 43-51 The calling of Nathaniel (Bartholomew)

Nathaniel may have been promised that he would see heaven open and the Angels ascending and decending on the Son of Man but he wasn't promised a fun ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 03 02 Cheesefare Sunday Matthew 6 14 21

Works of Charity (e.g. Almsgiving), Prayer, Fasting are all expected by our Saviour. He says "When you..." but He also adds in an "If you..." Forgive me!

Orthodox Sermon 2014 02 16 The Prodigal Son Luke 15 11 32

Two sons. One has a fine time and ends up with nothing but learns a lot. The other stays at home but has learned nothing but owns the whole farm.

Orthodox Sermon 2014 02 The Publican and the Pharisee Luke 18 10 14

Kontakion: Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee! Let us learn humility from the Publican's tears! Let us cry to our Saviour: "Have mercy on us, O only merciful ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 02 02 The Presentation Luke 2 20-40

A sword shall pierce your heart! Judgement will come but for those who are baptised into Christ and live a repentant life, who wait for his Satvation who await ...

2014 01 12 Sunday after Theophany Matthew 4 12 17 Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near!

Jesus began to preach by saying "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near". What is this repentance he is talking about? It is a lifelong activity of constant ...

Orthodox Sermon 2014 01 05 Sunday before Theophany Mark 1 1 8 John the Forerunner

At some point in life everyone finds themselves in a wilderness. It might be the wilderness of death, or depression, anxiety, war, natural disaster,illness, pain, ...

Orthodox Sermon 2103 12 29 After Nativity Matthew 2 13 23 St Joseph, Holy Innocents, Obedience

Matthew 2:13 - 23 Two types of obedience. Obedience is essential for a Christian but that obedience must be to Jesus Christ.

Orthodox Sermon 2013 12 22 Matthew 1 1 25 The Genealogy of Christ

There are 47 names mentioned in the Genealogy of the Lord in Matthew Ch 1. They are an oddd group of people - some wonderful some dreadful all interesting.

2013 12 16 Fr. Philip's Icon Corner. Orthodox Icon Corner, House Icons, Beautiful Corner.

Cameron asked me to do this as he was frustrated that I'm always in the way of it in these videos! As the house is not mine I cannot fix things to the wall in the ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 12 15 Luke 14 16 24 The Banquet and the reluctant Guests

Everything is ready... God has done it all! The invitations are out and all that needs to be done is come and engage with the party. The geusts begin to make ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 12 08 Luke 13 10 17 The woman with the 18 year infirmity

A woman in a Synagogue! And she is infirm! She must be a bad sinner.... who would want someone like that in church! Jesus would. (You might be that sinner of ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 12 01 Luke 18 35 43 Luke 14 The Healing of the Blind man at Jericho Bartimaeus

Sorry that this is out of focus... never mind you can hear it anyway. A blind man sitting at the edge of town. He is marginalised but he is also the only one who ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 11 24 Luke 18:18 27 The Rich Young Ruler

He was rich, young and powerful! "Go sell all you have and distribute to the poor and come follow me." said Jesus. What does He want you to sacrifice?

Orthodox Sermon 2013 11 17 Luke 12:16-21 Pentecost 21 Luke 9 The foolish rich man and his barns

A rich man forgets to live thankfully and share his prosperity with the poor and needy. God says to him "You fool!" So how many days do you have left and what ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 11 3 Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus

The fact that you are looking at this puts you with the rich of the world... but what about the "Lazaruses"? Where are they? Nearer than you think: they are thrown ...

Orthodox Sermon 2013 10 27 Luke 8 v14 56 Jairus daughter and the woman healed

12 years! One woman suffered terribly - her fertility had led to a life of misery. The other had just entered into fertility and died. The first reached out herr hand and ...

Orthodox Divine Liturgy. The Anaphora of St. John Chrysostom. All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln

The Thanksgiving-Offering Prayer of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. A litany and Lord's Prayer to the point of Communion. LN1 3TX 10am Divine ...

The Proskimide. Orthodox Divine Liturgy

The Preparation of the Bread and Wine. You'll hear psalms and prayers and images to do with the incarnation and crucifixion of Our Lord and God and Saviour ...

Faith, prayer, fasting: Move mountains

Lincolnshire is not full of mountains (perhaps St. Isaac the Syrian got here first!) but our lives ARE!

2010 9 26 St. John the Evangelist. The Mother of God.

The story of St. John and the Mother of God.

Archimandrite Philip

Orthodox Sermons, Pilgrimages, Orthodox Services, Orthodox Christian Events, Orthodox Conferences, Bible Study notes, and events in my life. Fr. Philip is an ...