Events in 2019

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The Fellowship events in 2019 have begun with an excellent study weekend 1-3 February hosted by the welcoming Parish of St Demetrios in Edmonton, North London. [The photographs in this post are all from that event and we appreciate the parish allowing us to use them.] The study weekend was on the theme of “Truth, Love and Fellowship in the Epistles of Saint John“. We heard from Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, who introduced the epistles to us.  The main themes were taken up by different speakers: Dr Krastu Banev focussed on Fellowship; Fr Chrysostomos Tympas spoke about Truth; and Fr Kristian Akselberg spoke on Love. But our discussions were far wider and included baptism, the influence of the saints in our lives, prayer for others, how we should treat other Christians and non-Christians, art, how to love, and a whole host of other issues. It was a great start to our year! We thank Fr John Hookway and all the Parish for generously hosting the weekend.

And this was only the start! The Youth branch will be having their annual festival 24-27 May for 18-35 year olds on “Discovering Orthodoxy through our Saints“, held at the Othona community in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.

We would love for you to join us at our summer conference, 19-21 July at the Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire, where we will be discussing the intriguing topic of “40 things you didn’t know about Orthodoxy“. It is a special event, our 40th anniversary conference, so please come and help us celebrate, join in spiritual fellowship, and learn some new things about the faith! OFSJB 2019 summer conference application form

In September, we hope to have a meal in Oxford close to the feast of the Conception of St John the Baptist, at which all will be welcome. More details to come!

Don’t forget, the Women’s Ministries Initiative hold their own events such as study days, and the Mosaic Choir will be performing in various places at various times.  If you know of other events that we should include on our calendar, please let us know.

Come and see!

2 thoughts on “Events in 2019

  1. Hello Margaret Thanks for the newsletter. I am guessing that this is far too short notice. But I will ask just in case it isn’t. I am baptising my new baby daughter Isabella Rose on Sat 16 Feb at 10am during the regular liturgy at Luton, St Anne’s Church, Crawley Green Road, celebrated by Father Stephen from Oxford. Would it be possible for some of the members of your choir to come and sing for us during the shared meal afterwards. Would help make the fellowship after the liturgy a little extra special to celebrate the baptism. Much love Angelina
    On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 14:16, The Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist wrote:
    > margarethaig posted: ” The Fellowship events in 2019 have begun with an > excellent study weekend 1-3 February hosted by the welcoming Parish of St > Demetrios in Edmonton, North London. [The photographs in this post are all > from that event and we appreciate the parish allowing u” >

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    • Angelina, the choir will not be able to help this time, but if you have services or events with a bit more notice, we would love to come to Luton again! God bless Isabella on her baptism, and the parents and godparents. Many Years!

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