Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the High Leigh Conference Centre resounded again and again to the best news ever heard in the world: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and to those in the tombs he has given life!” The annual Deanery Conference brought together a wonderfully diverse crowd of Orthodox Christians from all over the country and from abroad, and the choir, made up of singers from many parishes under Anne-Marie de Visser’s direction, sang the Paschal troparion and the other Paschal hymns with extra gusto, knowing that it was the last weekend when they would sing them for another year.
It is with great regret that I must inform you that Archbishop Job will not be able to attend the Conference/Festival 2014, because he has been required to accompany the Patriarch to Jerusalem. There will therefore be no Liturgy on Monday and some adjustment to the programme will be made.
PASCHAL MESSAGE of His Eminence, Job, Archbishop of Telmessos, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch, to the Clergy, Monks and Faithful of the Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe
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