Celebration of St Sava

Friday 26/1/2024

19:00 – Great vespers

Saturday 27/1/2024

10:00 – Divine Hierarchical Liturgy presided by His Eminence Bishop Dositej of Great Britain and Scandinavia, and His Eminence Bishop Nektarije of Jegra, auxiliary bishop of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch.

12:30 - Programme and celebratory lunch in the Great Hall of the House of Bishop Nikolaj. The sermon: the V. Rev’d Miloš Vesin from Chicago, USA

Note: Reservation is required for attendance at the celebratory lunch as the number of places is limited.
The ticket price is £30 per person.

Tickets may be reserved though the church office: 020 7727 8367 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

19:00 - Vespers

19:30 - Concert of the folklore group “Rastko” from London with further festivities after.

Church Board
of the Parish of St. Sava in London


Church School's celebration of St Sava - 4th February 2024

On Sunday, 4th February 2024, after the Holy Liturgy, which will be served by His Eminence Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands Joanikije, a St Sava performance will take place. Pupils of the St Sava Church School in London, the youngest folklore groups, Zorka Maksimović and Vesna Stanojević will take part, and the final speech will be given by Metropolitan Joanikije. Welcome!

Synaxis of St John the Baptist

In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly in the Baptism of Christ, placing his own hand upon the head of the Savior.

St John, the holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, whom the Lord called the greatest of the prophets, concludes the history of the Old Testament and opens the era of the New Testament. The holy Prophet John bore witness to the Only-Begotten Son of God, incarnate in the flesh. St John was accounted worthy to baptize Him in the waters of the Jordan, and he was a witness of the Theophany of the Most Holy Trinity on the day of the Savior's Baptism.

The holy Prophet John was related to the Lord on His mother's side, the son of the Priest Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth. The holy Forerunner, John, was born six months before Christ. The Archangel Gabriel announced his birth in the Temple at Jerusalem, revealing to Zachariah that a son was to be born to him.

Through the prayers offered beforehand, the child was filled with the Holy Spirit. St John prepared himself in the wilds of the desert for his great service by a strict life, by fasting, prayer and sympathy for the fate of God's people.

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St.Sava church adress:
89 Lancaster Road
W11 1QQ
Telephone: 020 7727 8367
E-mail: crkva@spclondon.org.uk




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