Time for truth!

news15ba23bd5a07dfb6bfc4120213f5781b2020 Study Weekend Application

There is still time to apply to attend the Fellowship Study Weekend, 21-23 February 2020 at the Orthodox Parish of St Dunstan in Poole.

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

St Irenaeus wrote a work which stands up for Truth in the face of falsehoods which surreounded him, called Against Heresies. What can we learn from his work and his life? How can we defend truth in the modern age?

Come and learn about one of the great Fathers of the Church, St Irenaeus of Lyons, the spiritual son of St Polycarp of Smyrna, and therefore a spiritual grandson of  St John the Theologian, the beloved disciple. Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe will lead the weekend, is an expert on St Irenaeus and is an excellent speaker.

This will be a thought-provoking, spiritual and educational prelude to the Great Fast. Use the application form linked in this post to apply! Just £50 to attend the talks and meals; you will need to arrange your own accommodation, but there are lots of affordable places in Poole and Bournemouth. If you will struggle with the attendance fee, please contact the organiser, Father Alexander Haig (contact details in the application form).

We hope to see you there!

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!

Study Weekend 2019

Truth, Love, Fellowship

in the Epistles of Saint John

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Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony

Study Weekend 2 – 4 February 2018

Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony

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Study Weekend with a variety of top speakers, including Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, on the theme of Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony.

To cover meal costs and expenses:

£30 for the whole weekend
£20 day rate for Saturday

Hosted by the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Luke, Birmingham.

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Orthodox Study Weekend 2nd – 4th February 2018

Save the Date!

The Orthodox Study Weekend will be at St. Luke’s Parish in Birmingham

Theme will be based on teachings of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov)

Full details and booking forms to follow in September!

Enjoy the rest of the Summer!