40 things you didn’t know about Orthodoxy…

Yes, this is the theme of our summer conference.  It is the 40th anniversary of the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist, so we thought it would be fun to focus on things people might not know, as well as to celebrate our 40th anniversary, think about the patronage of St John the Forerunner and look ahead to the next 40 years.  We will learn and worship together, and there will be time for fellowship with other attendees, too.

19-21 July 2019, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Why not come along?  It is £210 for non-members, £200 for members, and £180 for unwaged/students.  If those rates will cause you financial difficulties, do get in touch, as we offer bursaries towards the cost.  Day rate for Saturday is £50.

Hope you can make it!

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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!

Study Weekend 2019

Truth, Love, Fellowship

in the Epistles of Saint John

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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

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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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