Winter Series 2020-21

Following our summer series, we have organised six Virtual Visits to Saints and Holy Places. There are beloved saints and feasts in the winter season which have special connections to holy places. We will hear about them both from people who know them!

19:00 GMT (London time) every Monday from 30 November to 4 January. Free to participate, donations will be requested for a charity (details tbc). Register using the form below to receive the Zoom details. We look forward to seeing you!

30 November

St Nicholas of Myra (Feast: 6 December) and Bari, Italy. The saint beloved in East and West will be spoken about by Father Stephen Platt (Parish of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Oxford).

7 December

St Spyridon (Feast: 12 December) and Corfu, Greece. The feasts of St Spyridon are major events on the island of Corfu; we will learn about the traditions surrounding these from Father Themistoklis Mourtzanos who lives on Corfu.

14 December

St Herman of Alaska (Feast: 13 December) and Spruce Island, USA. Dr S. A. Mousalimas (D.Phil. (Oxon), Professor NEFU Yakutsk) will talk about the great missionary St Herman and other saints of Alaska.

21 December

The Nativity of Christ (Feast: 25 December) and Bethlehem, Holy Land. The place of the incarnation, the hilltop town that became a place of importance for the world, and the Christians that still live and worship there: Dan Koski (Institute of Ecumenical Research, Sibiu) is a former resident of this area of the Holy Land and will speak about this amazing place.

28 December

The Mother of God (Synaxis: 26 December) and Walsingham, UK. Mother Melangell is a resident of Walsingham, a place of pilgrimage to the Mother of God in our own country which has proved incredibly special to those Orthodox faithful who have visited.

4 January

St Seraphim of Sarov (Feast: 2 January) and Diveyevo, Russia. Alevtina Tanu has a lifetime association with Diveyevo and will provide a personal connection with this place of prayer, founded by St Seraphim.

Christmas Procession, Manger Square, Bethlehem (2014)

Registration

Submit your details using this form to receive the Zoom details for this series. The link will remain the same for each session, you only need to register once. Please check your email address carefully!