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 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the mediæval church of St. Mary, Bishophill Junior YO1 6EN [which is off Micklegate / Priory Street].
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The liturgy is usually preceded by the 1st and 3rd 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 or separately, by prior arrangement. Please ask the priest about this.
NEW LISTING! Our next services will be on ;
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
After the Liturgy – The Forgiveness Evensong ; the start of Great Lent.
Friday 15 March 8pm
Compline & 1st Salutations to Our Blessed Lady and Mother Of God, Mary.
Friday 22 March 8pm
Compline & 2nd Salutations to Our Blessed Lady and Mother Of God, Mary.
2nd Sunday of Lent – Of St.Gregory Palamas
After the Liturgy – 1st Evensong of The Annunciation to Our Blessed Lady and Mother Of God, Mary.
Friday 29 March 8pm
Compline & 3rd Salutations to Our Blessed Lady and Mother Of God, Mary.
Friday 5 April 8pm
Compline & 4th Salutations to Our Blessed Lady and Mother Of God, Mary.
5th Sunday Of Lent – St.Mary of Egypt
Wednesday 17 April 7pm
Holy Liturgy Of St.Gregory the Dialogist – of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday 24 April 7pm
Service of the Holy Oil
Friday 26 April 8pm
Good Friday – Evensong / The Taking Down from the Cross
Saturday 27 April 11pm
Christ is risen! / Хрїсто́съ воскре́се! / Χριστός ἀνέστη!
& Liturgy of Easter Day
3rd Sunday of Easter
Fr. David -priest in charge of the community- also serves at the Church of St. Nicholas, Blackley, Manchester M9 7AT.