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GOCYORK   Welcome to the home page for the
Orthodox Community in York Of Sts.Constantine & Helen.


The Community of Sts.Constantine & Helen is the longest established Orthodox congregation worshiping in the ancient city of York. The parish is part of the Oecumenical Patriarchate’s Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain.

We normally gather for the Divine Liturgy at 11am at the mediæval church of St. Mary, Bishophill Junior   YO1 6EN [which is off Micklegate / Priory Street].
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Click here to go straight to the service list.

The liturgy is usually preceded by the 3rd and 6th hours. Our congregation is pan-Orthodox [made up of people from various Orthodox traditions] and it is therefore served mainly in English, with some Greek and Slavonic. After the liturgy, we stay behind for refreshments and the chance to chat.

Services are also held on some of the traditional Holy Days, please look out for announcements about these. You may wish to note that the parish uses the new (Revised-Julian) kalendar, in line with the majority of the Archdiocese.

All are welcome to any of our services, whether you are already Orthodox or non-Orthodox and wish to learn more about the Orthodox way. Students studying in York are especially welcome to come and keep up with their faith whilst away from home.

If you want to enquire about having one of what – in English – we call the Occasional Offices (Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals etc.) then please ask the priest at the end of the Sunday liturgy or use the contact form and a meeting can then be set up to discuss arrangements.

Confessions can be heard prior to the Holy Liturgy (please arrive at, or before, 10:45am if you wish to make your confession) or separately, by prior arrangement. Please ask the priest about this.

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Service List

We normally gather for the Divine Liturgy at 11am at the mediæval church of St. Mary, Bishophill Junior   YO1 6EN [which is off Micklegate / Priory Street].

Here is the latest list of planned services ;

Thursday 2 February 7pm
Candlemass

5 February
The Service of Typica

12 February
Sunday of the Prodigal Son

19 February
The Service of Typica

26 February
Forgiveness Sunday – following the Liturgy, the Forgiveness Evensong

Friday 3 March 7pm
1st Salutations

5 March
The Service of Typica

Friday 10 March 7pm
2nd Salutations

12 March
St.Gregory Palamas

Friday 17 March 7pm
3rd Salutations

19 March
The Service of Typica

Fr. David -priest in charge of the community- also serves at the Church of St. Nicholas, Blackley, Manchester M9 7AT.