Deanery Conference & Festival 2018 (main page)

Date and place: 25th to  28th May 2018 at High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Herts 

We hope to draw some extra  inspiration next year by celebrating the feast of  Pentecost together: 'And when the day of Pentecost was fully  come, they were all with one accord in one place.' (Acts 2,1  AV); we think that this should add an extra appeal for those of you in small and  scattered communities.

The theme for next year's  renewal is: 'In Peace, let us Pray: Our Encounter with God in Orthodox  Life and Worship', and A4/A3 posters for the event are attached to this page.

Please do start to spread the  word about this annual get-together: further details will be announced in  the months to come.

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Conference/Festival Website updates
Sending Conference updates, registration forms etc throughout the year. ideal if you want to stay informed about the Conference. Sending occasional emails, when new content is added to the Deanery website. 

 

 

Northern Singing

News form the Community of St Bega, St Mungo, St Cuthbert & St Herbert, Keswick, UK.

Matushka Elizabeth, with Fr Timothy Curtis, have conducted two music workshops in our parish this year. These have been hugely successful, and have motivated and inspired us in the formation of a choir. Because they took place here, they were well attended by our busy working members who would not be free to travel away. We highly recommend the format and style used, being informative and positive, yet relaxed, and effectively encouraging those recent members entirely new to Orthodox singing. The whole parish has been revitalized by these two events.

Thanks be to God.
Jenny Musther, Parish secretary

 

Archbishop John visit to our Deanery

Archbishop John came to London from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October to visit the Deanery of Great Britain. He joined the monastic meeting and the senior clergy meeting before presiding over the deanery clergy meeting at which two major themes were discussed: clergy training and preparation to baptism.

The following day, the clergy gathered to celebrate Matins at the local chapel of Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira where the servant of God Aristoboulos (Karl) Lyon was tonsured Reader. Clergy and lay representatives then met for the annual clergy-laity meeting of the Deanery. Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira kindly came to visit and greet Archbishop John and members of the Assembly.

Archbishop John’s visit concluded on Sunday with a beautiful liturgy concelebrated with seven priests and three deacons at the parish of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London during which Priest Stephane Maikovsky was elevated to the rank of Archpriest, Deacon Julian Lowe was ordained Priest and the servant of God James Angus was tonsured Reader.

     

Workshop of Russian Church Music at the Anglican Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham

Dear Friends,

Please find attached all information on a Workshop of Russian Church Music that will be held at the Anglican Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham in Little Walsingham from Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd 2017, under the leadership of Annemarie de Visser, Choir Director at the Parish of the Dormition, Holborn, London, and prior to that, for many years, Assistant Choir Director to Fr Michael Fortounatto at the Cathedral of the Dormition and All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, London.

Deanery Conference & Festival 2017: Reports

Pentecost message 2017 of His Eminence Archbishop John of Charioupolis, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch

To the clergy, monks, nuns and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe

Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, beloved in Christ,

« Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit. Through them Thou hast drawn the world into the net. O Lover of man, glory to Thee ! »

Deanery Conference & Festival 2017 - photos

Below are the links to the photo albums of the Deanery Conference & Festival 2017.

All photo albums can be found here.

Dominic Pote
James Hyndman
Children's Programme

 

Children's Summer Camp Wales 2017

Applications for the Children's Summer Camp Wales 2017 are now open. 
To apply for a place please complete and return the attached application form. Once places have been allocated you will be sent further details, including a list of required  clothing and equipment.
Please download and print the application form below.

Lenten Homily 2017 of His Eminence Archbishop John of Charioupolis, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch

Lenten Homily 2017 of His Eminence Archbishop John of Charioupolis, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch, to the clergy, monks, nuns and the faithful of the Exarchate of the Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe

Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, beloved in Christ,

Feuillet de l'Exarchat March 2017

The March 2017 issue of Feuillet de l'Exarchat is out.

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