Study Weekend 2 – 4 February 2018
Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony
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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The Fellowship Christmas Meal and social gathering will take place on Saturday January 13th 2018 at 1pm at Andy’s Greek Taverna, 23 Pratt Street, NW1 0AG London.
Just confirm you are coming to organisers by the 8th of January.
Priority will be given to Fellowship members, but friends are welcome.
We will be eating from the standard menu.
The restaurant is in Camden Town near the Greek Cathedral on Pratt Street and accessible from Camden Tube, three bus stops from King’s Cross and four from Euston.
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State your name and the number of people. Please indicate your membership status.
The Women’s Ministry Initiative led by Dr. Elena Narinskaya has been quite busy this year.
Read about their Pilgrimage and Study Day to St. Frideswide, Oxford.
See the Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia on the occasion of 100 years since the Russian Revolution.
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!
The Youth Festival is an annual event for young adults (18-35) from around the world. Speakers and attending clergy this year include: Metropolitan Silouan of the British Isles and Ireland, Archimandrite Philip Hall, Sister Vassa, Fr Alexander Tefft, Carsten, and others. Talks and discussions will be on the theme of dealing with passions and temptations in our daily lives.
Location: St Mark’s College, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JD, UK
Dates: Friday 26th May – Monday 29th May 2017
More details and booking on the Fellowship Youth Website
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.
Bede (Gerrard), Chair of OFSJB
Bishop Angaelos and Metropolitan Kallistos at the OFSJB Summer Conference 2016
14 – 16 July 2017
Sorrow into Joy
Speakers to include
Metropolitan Silouan of
the British Isles & Ireland
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Dr Razvan Porumb
High Leigh Conference Centre
Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8SG
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