The Archdiocesan Children’s and Young People’s Catechetical Programme has juts been launched! Providing materials for 16 ages from 3 to 18 this programme provides maximum flexibility and choice for parish communities. Eventually (Summer 2017), 480 lessons will be available, fully resourced. Follow this link https://www.followers-orthodox.com or from the top panel of this site.
Lectures in Manchester (M19 2JX – St. Aidan’s Orthodox Church) recommence for Year 3 on Tuesday 27th September at 8pm. Online study for the online Diploma edition (blessed in this Archdiocese) remains of course on a continuous basis. Book now or at any time for the Diploma. Non-diploma students browse for free. The Metropolitan has sent an email about this to all parishes recently.
In the name of the Archdiocese of The British Isles and Ireland, Metropolitan Silouan greets his Beatitude our beloved Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East with love in Christ, and offers prayers for Many Years in health, grace and strength, on the occasion of the feast of his intercessor before Christ St John the Theologian on the 26th of September.
Please pray for his Beatitude and our Patriarchate of Antioch. Many Years!
St Silouan is the intercessor before Christ for His Eminence Sayedna Silouan and hence, this is an annual feast for the whole Archdiocese.
On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th the Metropolitan will be at the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex (Post Code: CM9 8EZ / 01621 816471). The programme of services, at the monastery if you are able to attend, are as follows:
Friday 23rd: Vigil from 17:00 – 21:00 Saturday 24th: Divine Liturgy 08:00 – 11:30
On Sunday 25th September Metropolitan Silouan will celebrate his feast at the Cathedral of St George, London:
Matins 10:00 am,
Divine Liturgy 11:00 am.
Many Years Master!