Great Lent and new beginnings

Great Lent: a time of repentance, of turning away from sin and towards God. You may like to say prayers for peace at home; this link is to our friends at the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. https://incommunion.org/2022/02/14/moleben-for-peace/

Mosaic Choir has received a blessing to chant the Salutations to the Mother of God in English on each Friday of this Great Lent, 19:30 at the Chapel of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, 5 Craven Hill, W2 3EN. We believe this to be the only service of Salutations solely in English in our capital city. All are welcome.

Photo by Alexios Gennaris

Good strength for Lent!

Mosaic Choir – a wonderful return to singing

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On Monday 6 December, Mosaic Choir carolled in many different languages and traditions at the Orthodox Cathedral of St Andrew in Kentish Town, London, to celebrate St Nicholas and the Nativity of Christ.

Anna Conomos, accomplished storyteller, shared some of the stories of St Nicholas the Wonderworker, and the choir sang carols in English, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Bulgarian, French and Latin!

The Cathedral switched on the Livestream and we were joined by people all over the UK, and even from Canada and Australia! You can still watch the livestream version at https://youtu.be/GkBV9lTNU_g and we hope to have some close up videos on our YouTube channel soon.

The audience was very appreciative and incredibly generous and we have a total of £750 as the collection. The Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex has thanked everyone for their generosity and love, but has requested that the sum be donated to another cause. By agreement of all, the collection will be divided between three other wonderful monastic communities:

  • Monastery of St Antony & St Cuthbert, Shropshire, England
  • Monastery of All Celtic Saints, Mull, Scotland
  • Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring, Shannonbridge, Ireland

If you would still like to support the Monastery of St John, please consider making a purchase from the online bookshop: https://essexmonastery.com/bookshop/

Thank you to everyone who supported the choir and we hope to have more concerts and engagements in 2022!

Mosaic Choir Christmas Concert

Mosaic Choir will be singing at the Orthodox Cathedral of St Andrew, Kentish Town, London on Monday 6 December at 19:30 for a 19:45 start. Please join the choir for their favourite carols from around the world! Free entry with a charity collection.

Study Weekend 2019

Truth, Love, Fellowship

in the Epistles of Saint John

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Fellowship Christmas Meal and Meetup

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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.

Find our Facebook Event Here

Please use the contact form to email the organiser to book your place.

State your name and the number of people. Please indicate your membership status.

 

Mosaic Choir brings festive cheer!

On Friday the 16th of December the Mosaic Choir brought the spirit of Christmas to North London with a beautifully executed and uplifting performance of traditional Christmas songs and Carols from Greece, Russia, Romania, Serbia and other places around the world, spreading the joy of Christmas. Voices were wonderfully balanced and blended, often accompanied by folksy recorder pieces masterfully played by Rebecca Vucetic. Story teller, Anna Conomos, gave helpful introductions telling the story of the song and the meaning behind the words.

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The choir performed a full range of music from peaceful hymns to foot tapping Balkan carols, rounded off with a stunning encore of Gaudete, sung with wonderful dynamics from sotto voce to a rousing final chorus. The choir were warmly received with a standing ovation and loud applause – it really added a bit of warmth to a cold winter night.

They were hosted by the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and the concert was attended by Bishop Chrysostom of Kyanea and introduced by Priest Kristian Akselburg – who warmly thanked the choir. At the end a charity collection was held – the proceeds to be shared between charities supported by the Fellowship and also the Cathedral’s Christmas almsgiving.

Here is a brief taste of the concert through some amateur videos.

Some beautiful photos were taken by the photographer  Alexios Gennaris and can be seen on our Facebook Page

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