The Newsletter of the Exarchate, January 2014

Please find attached January's Newsletter of Exarchate.
Summary :
1 Christmas Message of archbishop Job of Telmessos
2 Monastery of Saint SIlouan
3 Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God
4  Letter of Mother Eudoxia
5  Homily of saint Prophyrios
6 Monasticism in the world

The Messenger, November 2013 is published!

Christ is born - glorify him!

With some delay due to technical problems, the November 2013 Messenger, the Journal of the Deanery, has finally seen the light of day.

As always, available via subscription or single copy, paper print or digital pdf format.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE from Archbishop Job of Telmessos

“Thou hast assumed a body of lowly clay, O Christ. By sharing our humble flesh, Thou hast made our race partakers of divinity. By becoming mortal man yet remaining God, Thou hast raised us from death to life. Holy art Thou, O Lord!” (3rd Ode of the first Canon of the Feast).

Study Weekend - Orthodox Fellowship Of St John The Baptist

"Transfiguration: The Icon as Text and Mission"
Friday 24 th   to Sunday 26 th   January 2014

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
Metropolitan Bishop Kallistos Ware
“The Transfiguration of Christ in the Gospels and the Church's Mission to a Suffering World”

Fr Andreas Andreopoulos
“The icon as sign, reading the icon of the Transfiguration as a text”

Aidan Hart

Wendy (Anne) Robinson (1 July 1934 - 12 December 2013)

We are sad to announce the death of Wendy Robinson, a dearly loved person and loyal friend of so many members of our Church and of so many Christians in this country and abroad.

Latest edition of the Newsletter of the Exarchate, December 2013

Summary:

  • Pastoral message of archbishop Job of Telmessos
  • Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Job of Telmessos
  • Enthronement of arch. Job of Telmessos
  • Homily of Archbishop Job of Telmessos on the day of his chirotonia
  • About St Alexander’s Newsky feast day
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2013

Enthronement of Archbishop Job

Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Job.The enthronement of Archbishop Job took place on 5 December 2013 at the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Paris, in the presence of a large gathering of clergy and laity from Paris as well as from those who had specially come from the provinces, from Belgium, Holland, Germany and Great Britain.The ceremony was presided over by metropolitan Emmanuel, bishop of the diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in France and chairman of the Episcopal Assem

The Funeral of Sir John Tavener

On a gloomy day, just right for a funeral, in the enormous gothic building – “a liturgy in stone,” as the Dean of Winchester called it – 700 people have gathered to bid farewell to Sir John Tavener on his journey to the Kingdom.

Pastoral Message from Archbishop Job

Job,
By the Grace of God
Archbishop of Telmessos, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
 
Pastoral Message
To the clergy, monastics and faithful
of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe
 
Dearly beloved Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great emotion that I come before you today, on the feast of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First Called, the day of my ordination to the episcopate by His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch and the bishops who conce

In Memoriam: Mother Maria Rule (1937 - 2013)

Eternal Remembrance!

Mother Maria was born Marigold Rule, and grew up in Guildford, Surrey, of mixed French and English parentage. Both of her parents were atheists.  Her journey to faith in Christ began as a child, during the blitz of the Second World War.  After one night of particularly heavy bombing, when a number of people living near Marigold’s home had been killed in the blast, she asked her mother what would happen now to the people who had died.  Her mother replied that for them, that was the end; nothing awaited them in eternity, there was no life after death, they were simply dead and would soon be buried.  The young girl was so horrified at the bleakness of her mother’s response to her question that she was convinced that there must be something more, some ultimate spiritual purpose in life.  Thus began a journey of faith that led her first to belief in God, and then to the pursuit of a life lived for Him.

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