Sorrow into Joy – 2017 Conference

14 – 16 July 2017

Sorrow into Joy

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Speakers to include


Metropolitan Silouan of

the British Isles & Ireland

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

Mother Sarah

Dr Razvan Porumb

High Leigh Conference Centre

Hoddesdon, Herts  EN11 8SG

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Summer Conference 2016

Photo Report

Taken from our Facebook timeline

Our Summer Conference started with His Grace Bishop Angaelos talking about Living Alongside people of other faiths – witnessing to our faith before the world.

This was followed by talks by Metropolitan Kallistos, Father Philip Hall, Dr Mangala Christine Frost, Bede Gerrard and Marina Robb.

 

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OFSJB Youth Festival 2016:  “Finding our Way in Christ”

Youth Festival Group of 2014 - Credit: Joachim Vesely

Location: Dovedale House, Ilam, Staffordshire, DE6 2AZ, UK
Dates: Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016
Contact: ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com
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The OFSJB Youth Festival is an annual event organised by the Orthodox Youth Fellowship for young people (aged 18-35-ish) from various Orthodox jurisdictions in the UK, but open to visitors from around the world. It aims to provide greater insight into aspects of the Church and our life in Christ through talks and discussions, an experience of unity and prayer as well as creating a relaxed and fun environment within a homely hostel and its surrounding hills and rivers. This year’s theme is vocations and spiritual guidance and so we will have talks and other activities aimed at helping us all find our way in Christ.​

The Festival program will include discussion groups, prayers and services, a Liturgy on the Sunday, workshops, games, music and other entertainment, walks and sharing of information on various Orthodox events and organisations in the UK and abroad. One evening will feature a ‘Hot Potato Session’, which is a chance to ask more difficult questions anonymously in a confidential and friendly environment to be answered by the clergy and speakers in attendance.

Full details, further information, contact and inquiries can be made on our youth pages www.orthodoxyouth.co.uk

2016 Events

2016 is shaping up to be another fascinating year for the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist.  Why not join us to meet others in fellowship and in a spirit of learning?

Annual Fellowship study weekend in Walsall, 22-24 January, ‘What are Priests for?’ (report forthcoming).

Women’s Ministries Initiative (supported by the Fellowship) study day in Dublin, 9 April, ‘Abrahamic Religions: Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam’ (Poster: Study Day Abrahamic 9 Apr 2016; Registration form: Study Day Abrahamic Registration Form)

Annual Youth Festival in Ilam, 26-30 May, ‘Finding our way in Christ’ (details will be on the Youth website in due course).

Annual Fellowship summer conference in Swanwick, 1-3 July, ‘Being Orthodox in a Multi-Religious Society’ (Poster and Booking Form).

Information on all these events is available on this website, explore and find out more!

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2016 Conference: Being Orthodox in a Multi-Religious Society

 

Being Orthodox in a 

Multi-Religious Society

1 – 3 July 2016

Friday 4.00 pm to Sunday teatime 

The Hayes, Swanwick

At this Conference the Fellowship will consider 

the witness of the Orthodox Church in today’s diverse society. 

Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and GB will preside and preach at the SundayDivine Liturgy

Speakers to include

His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop

Coptic Church UK

HE Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

Fr Philip Hall;  Dr Mangala Frost 

 Marina Robb

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Walsingham Conference 2015: Some Highlights

Our Annual Summer Conference sadly came to a close today.

It was held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and was both a pilgrimage and a conference on the theme of Pilgrimage.

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Here are some highlights from our Facebook Page

A full report, including many of the talks,  will appear in the next edition of Forerunner.
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Friday 3rd July:
Metropolitan Kallistos addresses the OFSJB conference on Sacred Space: the Presence of God in Thin Places

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Saturday 4th July:

A really fascinating talk about Russian Pilgrimage to Mount Athos by Dr Nicholas Fennell  Watch out for the millennium celebrations of Russians on Athos in 2016!


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Metropolitan Kallistos sprinkles the pilgrims at the Fellowship’s summer conference/

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This was followed by a potted history of Orthodoxy in Walsingham by Fr Philip Steer.
An earlier written version of the talk can be found here [pdf]

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Did you know that St Nikolai Velimirovic served the Liturgy here several times after being released from Dachau concentration camp? St Nikolai, pray to God for us!

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In the afternoon, Fr Pancratios Sanders challenged us to go on more pilgrimages in the right spirit: to the Holy Land, to sites of martyrdom, to monasteries, wonder – working icons… and to sites associated with British Saints like Holywell.

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The panel at the Fellowship summer conference: Fr Pancratios Sanders, Metropolitan Kallistos, Dr Nicholas Fennell and Fr Philip Steer. Led by our new Fellowship Chairman, Bede Gerrard.

Challenging questions on how much hardship a pilgrim should endure, expecting the unexpected and what their top tips would be for a Pilgrimage Survival Guide.

Sunday 5th July:

So the Fellowship summer conference came to a fitting end with the Divine Liturgy, where Metropolitan Kallistos reminded us that we are icons of the cherubim, participating in the eternal Divine Liturgy where Christ is both He that offers and He that is offered.

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There was lots of time to make friends and meet new people too:

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See you at our future events; stay tuned to our website! www.ofsjb.org.uk

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Orthodox Youth Festival

Mission in the Modern Age

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Great days of fun and fellowship in the beautiful peak district countryside:

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For more info and application forms visit:
www.orthodoxyouth.co.uk

Summer Conference 2015


Fellowship Annual Conference 2015

“Standing on Holy Ground”

Pilgrimage in the Orthodox Tradition

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July 2015

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Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk

Speakers

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

Dr Nicholas Fennell, Fr Pancratios Sanders, Fr Philip Steer

3-5 July 2015

 Pilgrimage to Walsingham’s Holy Well

Conference worship will take place in

the Orthodox Churches of Walsingham

The Conference is open to all.    

Fees (Accommodation and Meals): £170 (full)/ £150 (concessions)

 Day Visitors also welcome – please enquire

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