OPENING OF OUR HIGHLAND MISSION
The first weekend of the Mission under the patronage of St Duthac and St Columba was an interesting one. It included (of course) a good deal of discussion, but also blessing a flock of sheep, as well as the house, seeing several ancient Pictish Christian carved slabs in situ, the remains of the cell of St Duthac and of course serving Great Vespers and the Holy Liturgy.
Ian and Stacey are very hospitable. Fr Christopher looks forward to returning and to building on a very good start. Thanks also for Duncan Neill's help, not least in serving as the choir.
HISTORIC FIRST JOINT MEETING OF THE CATHEDRAL AND THE DEANERY
Since 1995 the Deanery and the Cathedral of St. George in London have constituted administratively separate entities within the same Archdiocese. Although the Deanery and the Cathedral have always worked closely together, decision making has not until now been joint. This has now all changed with the creation of an Archdiocese for the British Isles and Ireland. Saturday 11th January saw the historic first joint meeting in London between the Deanery Clergy, the Deanery Trustees and representation from the Cathedral Board. (Not all attendees had arroved by the time this photograph was taken).
THE ABDUCTION OF THE BISHOPS
We continue to pray for their Eminences Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta (right) and Bishop John (Ibrahim) Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo (left), abducted by unknown persons and whereabouts unknown.
THE ORDINATION OF DEACON JOHN HICKEY TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN PARIS
21ST APRIL 2013
The Ordination of Deacon John (Hickey) to the priesthood by His Grace Bishop Ignatios at St. Helen, Vaucresson, Paris on Sunday 21st April 2013.
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THE HOLY SYNOD 13 MARCH 2013
Concerning Qatar and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
THE NEW PATRIARCH - MANY YEARS!
Our beloved Patriarch, His Beatitude Ignatius IV fell asleep in the Lord on the 5th December after a short illness. We owe him so much!
(Damascus, 10th December 2012)
DEANERY CONFERENCE 2012
(Hayes Conference Centre)
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DEANERY CLERGY CHAPTER IN MANCHESTER
The deanery clergy met in the church of St. Aidan on Saturday 14th July. They committted themselves to the humanitarian appeal of the Patriarchate for Syria and then approved a new process to consult in the Deanery in order to advise the bishop on the deployment of newly ordained clergy and the planting of new missions. The provisions for this may be found on a new page here.
ANTIOCHIAN PRIEST-MONK DIES FOR A WOUNDED MAN IN HAMA, SYRIA
FR. BASIL - MEMORY ETERNAL!