Study weekend on St Irenaeus of Lyons

We are delighted that Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe will lead the Fellowship’s next study weekend, organised and hosted by the Orthodox Parish of St Dunstan in Poole. Bishop Irenei has spoken at Fellowship events when he was previously in the UK, and we are very grateful that he has agreed to come and speak again.

Truth in the Face of Heresy: Spiritual Life in the Witness of St Irenaeus of Lyons

21-23 February 2020, with services at St Dunstan’s as well as the talks.

If you would like to come along and find out more about this wonderful saint of the Western Church, please complete the attached application form.  £50 per participant, but please contact us if you will need some financial help to attend.  Accommodation should be booked by participants separately, but Poole has many hotels and guesthouses to choose from.

Come and see!

2020 Study Weekend Application

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!

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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Enjoy a real coffee with Sister Vassa in Oxford!

You may be familiar with the YouTube sensation “Coffee with Sister Vassa” but now is your opportunity to have a real cup of coffee with her. You will also learn from two of the most eminent Orthodox Theologians in the UK, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Father Andrew Louth of Durham University. This time on a weightier theme.

The Women’s Ministries Initiative is hosting its second study day, looking at themes of Personhood, the Individual, Solitude and Loneliness. 


Full details can be found on the Women’s Ministries page


Women’s Ministries Initiative: Networking, Educating, Communicating

Women and Men in Christ, let us see the Church flourish with positive changes

Women’s Ministries Initiative

Study Day Series on Anthropology and Theology

The Person and the Individual:

Solitude and Loneliness’

17 October 2015 in Oxford, at Lady Margaret Hall

Speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (Oxford),

 Sister Vassa Larin (Vienna) and Rev’d Prof Andrew Louth (Durham)

Programme:

From 10am – arrivals, registration, tea-coffee*  at Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall

10:30 – Welcome and Presentation on the Women’s Ministries Initiative

11:00 – Metropolitan Kallistos Ware – Introduction to the theme

11:30 – Sr Vassa Larin: ‘Solitude vs. Loneliness in the Age of the Internet’ followed by discussion

13:00 – Lunch*

14:00 – Prof Andrew Louth: ‘Philosophical Approaches to Personhood: East and West’ followed by discussion

16:00 – Departure

*n.b. Bookings for food and drink  including tea and coffee have now closed for late registrants (after 1st September). You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to this event.

For registration and membership enquiries please contact Dr Elena Narinskaya.

Please register in advance (Elenarinskaya @yahoo.co.uk). Membership forms can be send via e-mail on request.

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Registration Form

 

Study Day: ‘Priesthood and Laity’

7th of March 2015

(10:30am – 4pm)

Main speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Dr Mary Cunningham

St Cross Church, Oxford, St.Cross Rd, City Centre, OX1 3TP

Women’ Ministries Initiative : Networking, Educating, Communicating

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Women and Men in Christ, let us see the Church flourish with positive changes

Women’ Ministries Initiative

Programme:

From 10am – arrivals, registration, tea and coffee

10:30 – Welcome and Presentation on Women’ Ministries Initiative

11:00 – Metropoliton Kallistos Ware on Priesthood + discussion afterwards

13:00 – Bring your own   and share lunch (coffee and tea provided)

14:00 – Dr Mary Cunningham on Laity + discussion afterwards

16:00 – Departure

The full cost of the study day is £12, (£6 for students) or free forsubscribed members of Women’ Ministries Initiative (earlyregistrations are encouraged)

For registration and membership enquiries please contact Dr ElenaNarinskaya tel.07714920072

(Elenarinskaya @ yahoo.co.uk). Membership forms can be send via e-mail on request.