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The Divine Liturgy service will be held every Sunday from 10am and in most of the important days. The weekday services will be held either early in the morning or after 6pm in the evening.

From 26th of March, churches will re-open but number of participants cannot be over 50. If you intend to attend the service please send an email to Father Andrei Dosoftei (aberdeen@mitropolia.eu) beforehand, to make sure we follow the Government guidelines.

The services will be distributed on Facebook or on the Services page.

Those of you who want your names to be read at the Liturgy, please send me a message in private.

Those who want to confess or have another prayer please contact me by sending a message to the aberdeen@mitropolia.eu email address.

Those how have to auto-isolate or have health issues, please call (tel. 0743-898-3427) if you need any help. Someone from the community can do some shopping for you and bring them to your door. Please, ask for help if you need it. You are not alone! The Church will continue to provide support to all people, irrespective of being faithful or not, or coming to Church or not. Once again, do not hesitate to call if you need anything, even for moral support.

Fr. Andrei Dosoftei

Dundee Church

With great joy and emotion we announce that our dream of having a church of our own has come true. Together we managed to buy the place of worship in Dundee. We thank all those who helped us through donations, prayers and all their sacrifice! May the Lord our God reward your love and support.

The church address is Salem Street, Dundee, DD1 1LE (former Salem Chapel). Please contact Father Andrei (aberdeen@mitropolia.eu or tel. 0743-898-3427) before coming to make sure we follow the Goverment guidelines for Covid 19.

Parish Day

On 22nd of March we had our Parish Day! Due to the current situation, everyone celebrated this day in their homes with their families. God bless you all!

"Mărțișor" Workshop

Saturday 22nd Februarie 2020 we have held the "Mărțișor" workshop, the symbol of spring.
The event was well attened by children and their parents who really enjoyed preparing "mărțișoare" for mothers, wifes and girlfrieds.

Parish Patrons

Sunday, 31st of March we have celebrated the Patrons of our Parish, The Holy Cross. With this occasion we had the honour of having with us Father George Bliortu from Glasgow and Deacon Ioan Ross. Thank all of you who took part in our celebration.[26/03/2019]

Conference "The Life of Prayer on Mount Athos"

Between 1 and 3 of March 2019 will take place the Conference "The Life of Prayer on Mount Athos" in Madingley Hall, Cambridge. More details about the event and registration options can be found on The Friends of Mount Athos website.[18/02/2019]

Carols Concert

Saturday 15 of December 2018 took place the Carols Concert organised by our Parish. As in every year, we enjoyed carols sang by the children of our community as well as the adult choir. Many thanks to Alexandra and Mihai for preparing the choirs, to the members of the choir and to all those who attended the event.[16/12/2018]

Parish Patrons

Sunday, 9th of September 2018 we have celebrated the Patrons of our Parish, The Holy Parents Saints Joachim and Anna. With this occasion we have been honored by the presence of Father George Bliortu from Glasgow and Father Ioan Florin Florescu from Edinburgh.
We would like to give thanks to those who attended the Divine Liturgy and the brotherly agape meal.[29/09/2018]

Website change

Due to some technical problems with the website hosting, we have had to change the website to https:\\www.parohiaaberdeen.org.uk. If you know people who used the previous website please let them know about the change. We would like to thank you for understanding.[24/03/2018]

Parish Patron - The Holy Cross

Sunday 11th March 2018 we have had our Parish Patron day - The Holy Cross. It was a great pleasure to have with us Bishop of Huși Ignatie Mureșanul, Father George Bliortu from Glasgow, Father Ioan-Florin from Edinburgh and Archdeacon Paul Loghin. With this ocasion we have been very honoured by the presence of Consul of Romania Mihai Delcea.[24/03/2018]

Home blessing

From 4th of January 2018 until the end of the month, Father Andrei will visit those who want to have their homes blessed (please send an email to the aberdeen@mitropolia.eu with your address and contact details).
[05/01/2018]

Carols Concert

The Carols Concert took place this year on 16th of December 2017. We were very glad that we could celebrate the Birth Of our Lord with beautiful carols sang by children and adults from our Parish.[05/01/2018]


Romanian "Șezătoare" Evening Sitting

Saturday, 2nd of December 2017 we had a Romanian "Șezătoare" Evening Sitting to mark the Romanian National Day of 1st of December. As usual, we had a good time with carols, stories, anecdotes and manual work workshops. This year we also had organised an exhibition of traditional costumes and other Romanian objects.[10/12/2017]

Film "Pilgrams in Holy Land"

On 18th of November 2017 has been presented the movie "Pilgrams in Holy Land". The movie is a TRINITAS TV production and it is dedicated to the Basilica pilgrams. The film is in Romanian with English subtitles.


Meeting with Father Georgy Zavershinsky

Sunday 5th of November 2017, Father Georgy Zavershinsky, Dean of Scotland and Northern Ireland, talked about the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and presented his book on the Holy Trinity “Theology of a dialogue” at the Chaplaincy Centre of the University of Aberdeen. The talk was followed by discussions and a small buffet.


Parish Patrons

Sunday, 17th of September 2017 we honoured the Patrons of our Parish. It was a great pleasure to have with us Bishop Ignatie Mureșanul and Father George Bliortu from Glasgow to officiate the Divine Liturgy.

Charity

Among Charity objectives are: provide support to the Romanian citizens (and not only) to better integrate into the local community (including job offers made known to the Charity); promote cultural and educational events etc. For more details please contact Father Andrei.

Parish Patron - The Holy Cross

Sunday 19th March 2017 we had our Parish Patron day - The Holy Cross. It was our great pleasure to have with us Bishop Ignatie Mureșanul, Father George Bliortu from Glasgow, Father Ioan-Florin from Edinburgh, Archdeacon Paul Loghin, Father Daniel from Iași and Father Florin from Oradea. During Saturday and Sunday we had The Holy Relics of the Saint Nectarios of Aegina for worship .

"Mărțișor" Workshop

Saturday 25th Februarie 2017 at 6pm we had the"Mărțișor" workshop. We would like to thank anyone who attended for their participation and for the joy they brought to all of us.

Christmas Carols Concert

Saturday 17 December, we had the 2016 Christmas Carols Concert at Mastrick Parish Church Hall. We all enjoyed traditional carols and felt for couple of hours like home.

Romanian Evening Sitting

Saturday 10th December 2016 a Romanian Evening Sitting was held at Mastrick Parish Church Hall.

Saint Andrew relics

Saturday, 3rd December and Sunday 2016 at Holy Liturgy we were glad to have with us The Holy Relics of the Saint Andrew, the Romanian's Apostle.

Saint Demetrios

Wednesday, 26th of October 2016 the Holy Liturgy was officiated at Saint Mary's Church Cove Bay.

Edinburgh Parish Patron - Saint Triduana

Sunday, 9th of October 2016 the Edinburgh Parish honoured for the first time their Patron, Saint Triduana. The Holy Liturgy was officiated by Bishop Ignatie Mureșanul, Father George Bliortu from Glasgow, Father Ioan Florin Florescu from Edinburgh and Father Andrei Dosoftei from Aberdeen.

Parish Patrons

Sunday, 25th of September 2016 we honoured the Patrons of our Parish. It was a great pleasure to have with us Bishop Ignatie Mureșanul, Father George Bliortu from Glasgow and Archdeacon Paul Loghin from Birmingham to officiate the Divine Liturgy.

Charity

Starting with July 2016, we are registered as charity by the OSCR Scottish Charity Regulator as Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). The charity name is The Romanian Christian Orthodox Church "Saints Joachim and Anna" in Aberdeen and the number is SC046723. More details can be found under the Charity.