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Movie night - "The Wishing Tree"
On 18th of May (Aberdeen) and 26th of May (Edinburgh) we have watched "The Wishing Tree" (Copacul Dorintelor: Amintiri din Copilarie in Romanian) movie, created in benefit of the Hospice Casa Sperantei from Bucharest. It follows the story of 12 year old Mara who is diagnosed with a serious illness and embarks on a fantastic adventure filled with hope. Mara discovers a magical tree located near the palliative care centre that is a portal to her favourite story: the book of Ion Creanga, "Childhood Memories". To watch the trailer please click here.
The film has been written and produced by a member of our team, Mihai Manescu - Communications Manager for Hospice Casa Sperantei. Some scenes are also filmed at children’s centre from Copaceni. All proceeds from the film benefit our organisation’s palliative care work in Romania and those involved with creating the film gave their time and efforts without pay to ensure as much as possible is raised. The film has been very well received in Romania and is currently showing in cinemas there.
We would like to thank all particiants, especially to those who made donations to "Hospice Casa Speranței" in Romania.[30/05/2022]
On 27th of March 2022 we celebrated the Parish Day, first one after the beginning of the pandemic. The Divine Liturgy and the agape feast after the service took place in our church in Dundee. This year we were very honoured to have with us His Eminence Iosif, Archbishop and Metropolitan, togheter with the priests from Scotland: Father George Bliortu and Deacon Ioan Ross from Glasgow and Father Ioan-Florin Florescu and Deacon Ioan Vasilică from Edinburgh. We would like to thank all of those who attended the event![29/03/2022]
Christmas Carol Concert 2021
Sunday 19th of December 2021 we had the Christmas Carol Concert. We would like to thank all participants for sharing their joy and celebrate together with us the Birth of Christ.[19/12/2021]
Restart services in Aberdeen
From 31st October we have restarted the religious services in Aberdeen at la Northfield Parish Church, 1 Byron Crescent, Aberdeen AB16 7HA. The entrance in on the left side in the back building. To get here you can use buses 13 (First) or 59 (Stagecoach). You are all welcomed!
On 12th of September 2021 we have had our Parish Day, the service being held in our church in Dundee. Thank to all of you who attended the celebration and shared this happy moment with us!
On 22nd of March 2020 we had our Parish Day! Due to the current situation, everyone celebrated this day in their homes with their families. God bless you all!
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and contact details).
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.