Friday, November 21, 2014

Greek Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary Eleousa, Nottingham

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary Eleousa, in located near the Nottingham’s city centre. The Greek Orthodox community exists there since the 1980s, when it was bought from the United Reformed Church, which was closed in 1979, known then as St. James’ Church. The Feast day of the Church is on the 21st November, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple.

This Orthodox Church is one of many Orthodox communities, which has bought the building from either Anglicans or other Protestant churches, showing the good relations between the two ecclesiastical traditions. An interesting fact is that the Greek Archdiocese in Britain has over 115 churches under its jurisdiction. Only five have been built by the Orthodox. The rest have been bought or even in some cases the two traditions co-exist within the same building. 

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