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Memory Eternal, Fr Peter!

Fr. Peter Ford fell asleep in The Lord on the evening of 9th July in Derby Hospital after acute respiratory failure. It was the culmination of a long series of crippling illnesses which he had met with his usual cheerfulness, fortitude and unflagging faith in his Saviour. For once it is no exaggeration in saying […]

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Sutton Parish Appeal for a new church

The Community of St Fursey is raising funds to convert and add on to a disused police station. The plan is to build a Byzantine style chapel onto the building for the growing community. See here for details of the Appeal … St Fursey Parish Appeal

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Colchester Parish Appeal for St Martin’s Church

Our community in Colchester have launched an appeal to buy an historic Church. Desiring to bring this building back to life as a place of worship, Sayedna Silouan has given his enthuastic support and blessing to accomplish this task for the glory of God. Can you help with your prayers and financial support?  There has […]

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Ireland at the Crossroads

The Irish Republic is at the crossroads.  On 25th May it will vote in a referendum whether or not to repeal an article in its constitution that protects the life of the unborn.  The Orthodox Church stands resolutely opposed to abortion in conjunction with most (but sadly not all) other Christian groups.  In this ARTICLE […]

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5th Anniversary of Abduction – We Continue to Pray

On Saturday 21st April it will be 5 years since the tragic abduction by terrorists of their Emminences Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John, both of Aleppo in Syria. The Church never ceases to pray for these honourable and courageous men who were on a peace mission when their car was attacked. We pray for forgiveness […]

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Published below is the text of the peacemaking appeal, which was agreed upon during a telephone conversation between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on April 14, 2018. The text was signed by His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Patriarch John […]

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The Ordination of Michel Touma to the Diaconate

The servant of God Michel was ordained by Sayedna Silouan to the diaconate at the Cathedral of St George, London on the Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity, 2017. Deacon Michel has taught in the Sunday School at the Cathedral, he assists in the diocesan “Followers” program for your people and he has also helped in […]

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Sayedna’s Nativity Letter 2017

Sayedna Silouan gives his word, his greetings and blessings for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Nativity Letter 2017             Michel Touma to be Ordained Deacon On the feast Sayedna will ordain Michel Touma to the holy diaconate at the Cathedral of […]

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Memory Eternal, Fr Christopher!

On Tuesday 14th November at St. John’s, Osmotherley, the Funeral Service of Fr Christopher Neill took place.  Archimandrite Philip, Archpriest Gregory, Fr Samuel and Fr Jonathan concelebrated the service. Fr Gregory mentioned in his homily that His Eminence, Sayedna Silouan, our Metropolitan, could not be present for health reasons but that he conveyed his love […]

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Bishop Ignatius Samaan, the new Metropolitan of Mexico

From St. Elias Showaya Monastery, 04 October, 2017 The Holy Synod of Antioch, held in St. Elias Showaya Monastery, elected Bishop Ignatius Samaan as the new Metropolitan of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean. Source: AntiochPatriarchate.org

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