Monthly Archives: June 2023

Orthodox Crossing: Electric Summer

And so it becomes high summer; the sun reaches out with long fingers and all the gardens that I work on respond in song, growing in volume until they fill border space and the whole ensemble almost breaks under itself

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Camp Saint Sophrony Bursary Appeal

Thank you for your contributions so far to the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers Camp Saint Sophrony bursary fund. We have raised £300 so far. This is excellent! Please help us to meet our fundraising target. Ten children from

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Celebrating the finding of Saint Milburga’s relics

On 25 February, a little less than a thousand years ago, the holy relics of Saint Milburga, Abbess of Wenlock, were rediscovered by boys playing on the site of the church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. They had been lost

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Milburga, Saint of Wenlock

On 23 February and 25 June (translation of her relics) we commemorate our venerable mother, Milburga, princess and abbess of #MuchWenlock. Saint Milburga is one of the patrons of our community along with the Holy Fathers of Nicaea and the

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Greek Summer BBQ on 9 July

Join us on Sunday 9 July at 12.30pm for our annual Summer Greek Souvlaki BBQ! Andreas’ outstanding pork and chicken souvlaki in a pita with salad, plus a cold drink. Followed by Eleni’s famous fresh loukoumades and other delicious desserts.

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Orthodox Crossing: An Already Nostalgia

‘I used to do the bins around here,’ I said to my 11 year old daughter as we made a steady approach towards the serpentine village of Pen-y-Bont-Fawr; a passing on our way to St Melangell’s Church. My daughter took

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Let your light shine – ministries of our church

Dearly beloved in the Lord In my email earlier this week, I appealed to people of our church to put themselves forward for candidates for election on the Church Board – the leadership team responsible for furthering the mission of

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Can you help the mission of the Church by labouring in its service?

Dearly beloved in the Lord With His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas’s blessing, we will be bringing forward our biannual Church Board elections this year to 18 June 2023. It is an exciting time for the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers.  It

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Theodosius baptised on Feast of Pentecost

On the Feast of Holy Pentecost, Theodosius Ip was received into the Orthodox Church. Many Years Theodosius!

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Aidan Hart at Scala Conference 2023: “Liturgical Art as Prophecy and Priesthood”

Watch the keynote lecture delivered by world renowned iconographer Aidan Hart at the Scala Foundation’s 2023 Conference on Art, the Sacred, and the Common Good. The lecture is followed by a discussion with Hart, Common Sense Society Senior Fellow Paul

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost

On this day, the eighth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate Holy Pentecost. VersesIn a mighty wind doth Christ distribute the Divine Spirit,In the form of fiery tongues unto the Apostles.In one great day, the Spirit was poured forth upon the

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Orthodox Crossing: David and the Theophanic Briefcase

Sometimes, perhaps often, I forget to thank David for his leading the choir and the infectious sight of him dinging a tuning fork into his head to find that sympathy of tone, which in the time it takes grace to

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