Sayedna Silouan came to his parish in Lincoln for the Sunday of Orthodoxy and after Great Vespers on Saturday 12 March held a meeting with the parish council where he stressed the importance of bringing back those who have stopped coming to church after COVID. His Eminence also spoke of the importance of having new members in the parish council (and was pleased that 50% of the parish council has only been in service less that a year), H.E. also spoke of the importance of being role models bringing others to Christ and to fasting during Great Lent and ensuring unity in the parish and the Archdiocese.
The next morning Sayedna presided over Matins and the Divine Liturgy preaching on the importance of the word “Orthodox” its meaning and the effect on our lives of prayer and praise to God. After the Divine Liturgy there was the procession of Icons round the church building with the litanies and troparia and the affirmations. This was followed by our usual “bring and share” breakfast in the refectory during which Sayedna was able to meet with several parishioners individually and bless everyone as they returned home. After rather more than a two year gap since H.E.’s last visit everyone was delighted to be with our Chief Pastor and are now looking forward to another visit in the near future.
Many Years Master!
Archimandrite Philip, Parish Priest, All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln.