Christmas concert, 7 December 2018

Mosaic Choir will be performing in the central London Church of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden on Friday 7 December.

If you haven’t been before, what can you expect? Well, carols in many different languages, representing musically diverse styles of singing. Three part Georgian pieces, Byzantine style carols with melody and ison (drone), harmonised carols from countries across the world – and even a few old favourites from the UK!

Why not come along and hear what the choir has to offer? Free entry with retiring collection for good causes, a celebration of wonderful music and a great preparation for the festal season!

Contact issues!

Apologies…

It has just come to our attention that some online orders for the 2018-19 Directory (coming out in September) made through our form have disappeared in the electronic ether!

If you contacted us and haven’t heard back please email:

ofsjb.web@gmail.com

All requests for Conference have gone through and you will have received confirmation.

Summer Conference 2018

Conference Poster

Youth Festival 4 – 7 May 2018

“Cast the Net” (John 21:6)

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Join us again for another year of amazing festivities, fellowship, prayer, and talks. We have an international selection of speakers from many different backgrounds visiting us throughout the weekend including our beloved Metropolitan Kallistos, clergy from Orthodox parishes all over the UK and abroad, youth workers, old friends, and Anna Wedlock a multi award winning storyteller. All here to help us explore this year’s theme and to answer our many burning questions.

This year will also see the return of our ever popular ‘hot potato’ sessions, along with walks in the surrounding countryside, singing, games, bonfires, and much more. We hope to welcome participants from the UK, Europe, and beyond.

Make sure to visit our website to familiarise yourself with what to expect and how to prepare. Apply now, as places are limited.

http://www.orthodoxyouth.co.uk/youth-festival-2018.html

Contact us with any questions at: ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com

Statement on the Palm Sunday violence in Egypt

The Fellowship Chairman, Bede Gerrard, wrote to the His Grace, Bishop Angaelos
We convey our thoughts and prayers from the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist to Bishop Angaelos on the violence carried out yesterday in Tanta and Alexandria against the Coptic Orthodox Church as they celebrated the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem.
We were all moved by his testimony and thoughtful address at our last years conference and were moved by his fortitude and his firmness in the faith which he ensured us was the prerequisite for effective living with the diversity of our modern world.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has suffered and given steadfast witness to the truth of our faith throughout its existence.  We pray and will continue to pray for our fellow Christians in Egypt and throughout the Middle East as they bear witness under such difficult and life threatening circumstances.
May the victims and their families find peace in the faith and may their memory be eternal.   God grant them a place of refreshment light and peace; where all sorrow and pain and suffering are gone away.
With greetings to you all from the Fellowship.  May we pass through the events of this Great and Holy Week and come then to the Joys of the Resurrection.
God bless,
Bede (Gerrard), Chair of OFSJB
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Bishop Angaelos and Metropolitan Kallistos at the OFSJB Summer Conference 2016

Pilgrimage to Saint Etheldreda

Join us for a Pilgrimage on the 4th March 2017

Learning about life and legacy of St Etheldreda of Ely

etheldredaposterProgramme:

10:00 am Arrival and registration (Powcher’s Hall)

10.30 am Welcome Reception / drinks in Powcher’s Hall, followed by the short presentation of this Series of Pilgrimages to the places of Holy Women of the British Isles and Women’s Ministries Initiative events so far

10:45 am Talk on St.Etheldreda

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch break (lunch can be purchased at the local cafeteria)

1:10 pm Lunchtime Concert in the Lady Chapel

2:00 pm Cathedral tour

3pm Prayer Service and final remarks on the day ( Chapel tbc)

4:00 pm Departures

Additional programme for those who wish to stay longer and take part in the events of the Cathedral

5:30 pm Evensong Evening concert (tbc)

Venue: Tea/coffee and lunch options are available from the canteen of MDI

To register for the event please contact WMI

Elenarinskaya@yahoo.co.uk

Clare Hall, Herschel Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9AL, UK

The cost of the study day without lunch is £15

 

Download Registration Form

Download Poster and Programme

Facebook Event

What’s On- Winter 2016-17

nativity_season_banner.jpgIt’s the Nativity Fast, and one way the Fellowship gets ready for the feast is the now regular concert by the Mosaic Choir. This year we visit the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Andrew in Kentish Town, London, NW1 9QA on Friday 16 December at 7:30pm. Come along and celebrate Christmas in many different traditions, with carols from across Europe and beyond: Greece, Romania, Serbia, Poland, Canada and the United Kingdom! Free entry with a retiring collection. You can tell us that you’re coming , and download it to your calendar with our Facebook Event

And St Andrew blesses us again in January, with the Fellowship’s first visit to Scotland for the annual Study Weekend on Holiness in the Bible, hosted by the  Orthodox Church  of St Andrew. It’s just £40 (£20 for students), excluding accommodation and travel, but including meals and a bus tour of the city. There will also be an opportunity to venerate the relics of St Andrew. Find this event on Facebook. 

Apply for the Study Weekend. 

So, in this time when commercialisation of Christmas is everywhere, make time for two events for your spiritual health! Wishing you a blessed fast and a joyful feast!