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.

Patronal Festival and ordination - St Peter and St Paul, London

Please join us for the patronal festival of our parish - the feast of St Peter and St Paul, to be celebrated this year during the last weekend of June.

Report on the Conference 2015 by Jan Randall

whole conference 2015

For all the photos from the Conference 2015 taken by James Hyndman, please click here.

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22-25 MAY 2015

Once more members of the Deanery gathered at High Leigh, greeting familiar faces and learning to know new ones.  Our theme was The Beauty of Holiness.  It was appropriate then that at the centre of our programme were Saturday's Vigil and the Liturgy on Sunday.  This year we had the joy of the presence of not only Archbishop Job but also Bishop John, who together concelebrated with 14 priests, a protodeacon and three deacons.  During the Liturgy the Archbishop ordained two candidates, firstly as acolytes then as Readers; one then went on to be ordained Subdeacon.

Children's Summer Camp 2015

deanery camp 2015

(2 July'15) Please note that all places have been taken and the camp organisers don't accept any new applications.

Deanery children's camp 2015.  

Dates 25 July to 7 August.  

Details and booking form can be downloaded here.

Conference 2015: Joining Instructions and Travel Directions

Christ is risen!

In this Deanery Conference / Festival Newsletter edition we are enclosing two important documents.

1. The Joining Instructions: please do read this document, as it contains useful details about the venue; its facilities; when and how you can register; what to bring etc.

Timetable for Conference 2015

This latest edition of the Newsletter is to tell you that a timetable for the Deanery Conference and Festival  has been agreed, and is now posted on the website;  also would those of you who have not  yet applied to come, please take a look, and think hard about what you will  be missing!  There is still time - closing date for applications is the 31st March 2015.

Conference Workshops & Children's Programme registration

The list of workshops for this year's Conference and Festival is now available for people who have applied to give us their preferences - either online at the website, or by downloading a hard copy, and sending the completed form to Irina Gusarova (her contact details can be found on the form).

Conference Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

In this newsletter we would like to remind you that the deadline for the conference applications is 31 March 2015. This year this is a strict date, as High Leigh now use different method for entering data. Exceeding our deadline to register the names of the people attending with High Leigh, will mean possible cancelation of the whole conference. 

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.”


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