Services on 4-5 April, the Fifth Sunday in Great Lent
On Saturday 4 April and Sunday 5 April we had closed-door services for the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, the day of commemoration of Saint Mary of Egypt (+c.421 AD). All-night Vigil was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning. On Sunday at Divine Liturgy the commemoration books of all the parishioners of Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Wallsend, were read and the Prayer in time of Devastasting Epidemic was offered. Following Divine Liturgy a moleben to Saint Nicholas was served at which the Wallsend parishioners and their families were again commemorated. On Sunday evening there was a small service of General Anointing, again behind closed doors.