To the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross:

The human heart is searching for it's forgiveness, and its thoughts and its searching are visible to the Virgin Mary through the wound of Her heart. When a spear or a sword pierces the human body, there is left a painful and bleeding opening, through which the inner may perceive the outer. It is in this way that the Mother of God perceives the world: through her bleeding wound, when She sees Her crucified Son, nailed to the cross and dying in horrible agony with the words: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Matthew, 27:46). She hears the taunts of the passers by, who said: "He saved others, but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him." (Matthew, 27:42) It is also a wound, through which the Virgin Mary sees the hearts of the people who humiliate her Son. Spiritually neglected, lost and perishing, they, in reality, more than many are in need of Her prayers and Christ's forgiveness.


Protoiereus Georgii Zavershinskii.

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Parishioners congratulated Fr George on the publication of his book St Patrick’s Day.  See 


Dear brothers and sisters!

To donate to the parish of St. Kentigern, please refer to the following bank details:

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Account name: The Community of St. Kentigern

Sort Code: 83-21-05

Account Number: 00292654

Please leave reference: Donation


Coordinators of the services in parishes of Scotland and Northern Ireland:

Glasgow, 866 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU - Sergey +44 7544 629550

Belfast, St. George's Parish Church, 105 High Street – Natasha +44 7976 838519

Aberdeen, Chaplaincy Centre, 25 High Street – Alexander +44 787250103

Dundee, Chaplaincy University of Dundee  – Tatyana +44 13 82641128

Edinburgh, Greenside Parish Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB Deacon Mikhail Rozhkov  +44 7986 790010  

St Theneva parish in Edinburgh:


Douglas, Isle of Man – Olga +44 7624 430967

Newry, Northern Ireland  – Julia +44 7842 017891  Daniel +353 (87) 930 5216

Please send your enquiries about the baptism to the priest: 

Rev. Dr. George Zavershinskiy, tel.: +44 131 5385673, mob.: +44 7920 126307 +353 87 9845907,

Our services are now held at the Govan Old Church, 866 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU. (See: Directions)

If you need to send anything in paper please post to:

Yuri Zavershinskiy

13 South Trinity Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3PN