Paschal Greetings


St. David’s Russian Orthodox Church, Derby

From The Office of the Rector of Derby and Honorary Dean

The Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Fr Daniel Joseph



Rehearsal for Nativity Services

There will a chance to practice some music on Monday 2nd  January in the Church of St. Aidan and St Chad, Carlton from 11am to about 3pm.
We will have time to look at the music for the services on Friday 6 January at 7pm -Compline and Matins- and the Divine Liturgy for the Nativity on Saturday 7 January at 10am. Please note that there will be no service at our Church on Sunday 8 January.
At the practice we will listen to some of the pieces sung by Russian choirs as well as singing them ourselves. There will be a shared lunch and vegetable soup will be provided. Please bring a small amount of food for the Fast to share.

Father Gregory, Pilgrimage to Bari

Father Gregory will be going on a pilgrimage to Bari for the feast of St Nicholas (19th December).

Consequently there will be no church opening on Friday 16th December, or Vespers on 17th December and the service on Sunday 18th December will be a Typica.

There will also be no church opening on Friday 23rd December.

Vespers on Saturday  24th December and the Liturgy on Sunday 25th  December will go ahead as normal. The Liturgy on  the 25th will be followed by a shared meal (Fast- Fish Wine and Oil allowed)