In Orthodox worship, western type hymns and carols are not used but rather short sung prose poem stanzas called troparia and kontakia. If we do use such hymns (exceptionally) they will be sung AFTER worship as part of a folk tradition. What matters is the words for as we sing, so do we believe. Some carols are great on that score … others less so.
Here is a photoalbum of Conference highlights. There are no pictures of Sister Magdalen from her talk at her own request.
The Conference talks are individually posted on the media section of this site.
A warm thank you to our speakers (Fr Gregory, Fr Alexander, Sister Magdalen, Fr Deacon Flip and Diaconissa Annemieke and not forgetting Reader Romanos and the Choir.
Thanks also to Nick Ward, conference attendee, Orthodox Christian and professional photographer. Nick too these photos (among many more). [Copyright – All Rights Reserved].
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Next year, God willing, Fr Paulinus will be organising the Conference, Fr Gregory having done this since 2009. Fr Alexander (Tefft) will continue as Conference Director and Fr Jakob as Conference chaplain.