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Ordination of Deacon Stephen as a Deacon and Gabriel Keenes as a Reader

At the Liturgy on Saturday 5th December 2020, presided by our Archbishop Nikitas, the ordination of Deacon Stephen (Morys Ireland) took place, assigned to serve at the parish of Saint Peter & Saint Paul in Clapham.

Gabriel Keenes, who will assist Father Constantine in our Guildford community, was ordained Reader.

"A man whom we admired" - an online seminar about Father Peter Scorer, 10 December 2020

The Metropolitan Anthony Foundation is hosting an online seminar about Father Peter Scorer, priest of the Orthodox Church and grandson of Professor Semyon Frank.

Date: 10th December at 4:00pm GMT  (7:00pm Moscow time ).
Place: YouTube (Russian) and Zoom (simultaneous English translations)

Fr Peter Scorer reposed in the Lord

The Revd Presbyter Peter Scorer reposed in the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2020.

He was ordained into the diaconate by the late Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh and made a Priest by Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain serving 47 years as a Deacon.

He was a student of Father Alexander Schmemann and served the Orthodox Parish of the Holy Prophet Elias in Devon.

May his Memory be Eternal!

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.

Change of Domain Name

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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

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.

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