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Statement by Father Peter Scorer after his ordination to the priesthood at St Anne’s Church, Exeter, on 1st February 2020

I stand here before you with fear and trepidation. I also stand here with hope and love. We have just now celebrated the divine Eucharist, which is above all the prayer of Thanksgiving, and I now want to give thanks. But there are so many people I need to thank that we may stay here all afternoon and you will never get to your food.

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Canonisation of Elder Sophrony of Essex

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, convened on 27th November 2019, decided to canonize Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, the abbot and founder of the Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex.

In Christ,
Fr Patrick

 

 

Catechetical Homily on the Occasion of Holy and Great Lent (2017)

CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL
ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT
+ B A R T H O L O M E W
By God’s Mercy
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
To the Plenitude of the Church
May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Together with our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness be with you

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Women's Ministries Initiative, Pilgrimage to Ely, March, 4, 2017

Women's Ministries Initiative are organising an educational event, in the form of a pilgrimage. The learning is focused on St Ethelderida of Ely by visiting the Ely Cathedral.

This is a first event opening the series on the Holy Women of British Isles.

Encyclical from The Ecumenical Patriarch on the feast of the Nativity

By the mercy of God, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch: grace, mercy, and peace to all the fullness of the Church from Christ, the Saviour born in Bethlehem.

Brethren and beloved children in the Lord,

Panikhida for Metropolitan Anthony 4th August 2015

m.anthony graveOn Tuesday 4th August a Panikhida will be celebrated at the graveside of Metropolitan Anthony at Brompton Cemetery, London, at 10:30am.
This year is the 12th anniversary of the repose of the ever-memorable Vladyka.

Pilgrimage to venerate Saint Boniface

Pilgrimage to venerate Saint BonifaceSaint Anne's Orthodox church in Northampton is organising a pilgrimage to venerate Saint Boniface on 18 July 2015. Please find details in the attached leaflet.
 
 

Homily by His All Holiness Bartholomew for the beginning of the Fast

Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord,

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity. Communion with God is a life of repentance and holiness ; whereas estrangement from God, or sin, is identified by the Church Fathers with “evil of the heart.” Sin is not natural, but derives from evil choice” (Theodoret of Cyrus, Dialogue 1, Immutabilis, PG 83.40D) or from the evil spirit, since “no one sins, who promises faith,” according to Ignatius of Antioch, the “God-bearer.”

Archimandrite Jean Renneteau elected bishop of Charioupolis

On 13 February 2015, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the proposal of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew unanimously elected the very reverend Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Jean (Renneteau) as bishop of Charioupolis as auxiliary bishop to the Patriarch.

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