Conference 2015: Joining Instructions and Travel Directions

Christ is risen!

In this Deanery Conference / Festival Newsletter edition we are enclosing two important documents.

1. The Joining Instructions: please do read this document, as it contains useful details about the venue; its facilities; when and how you can register; what to bring etc.

Timetable for Conference 2015

This latest edition of the Newsletter is to tell you that a timetable for the Deanery Conference and Festival  has been agreed, and is now posted on the website;  also would those of you who have not  yet applied to come, please take a look, and think hard about what you will  be missing!  There is still time - closing date for applications is the 31st March 2015.

Conference Workshops & Children's Programme registration

The list of workshops for this year's Conference and Festival is now available for people who have applied to give us their preferences - either online at the website, or by downloading a hard copy, and sending the completed form to Irina Gusarova (her contact details can be found on the form).

Conference Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

In this newsletter we would like to remind you that the deadline for the conference applications is 31 March 2015. This year this is a strict date, as High Leigh now use different method for entering data. Exceeding our deadline to register the names of the people attending with High Leigh, will mean possible cancelation of the whole conference. 

Homily by His All Holiness Bartholomew for the beginning of the Fast

Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord,

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity. Communion with God is a life of repentance and holiness ; whereas estrangement from God, or sin, is identified by the Church Fathers with “evil of the heart.” Sin is not natural, but derives from evil choice” (Theodoret of Cyrus, Dialogue 1, Immutabilis, PG 83.40D) or from the evil spirit, since “no one sins, who promises faith,” according to Ignatius of Antioch, the “God-bearer.”

Archimandrite Jean Renneteau elected bishop of Charioupolis

On 13 February 2015, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the proposal of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew unanimously elected the very reverend Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Jean (Renneteau) as bishop of Charioupolis as auxiliary bishop to the Patriarch.

Conference bursary fund appeal

It is essential to the nature of the UK Deanery’s Conference and Festival - as the reflection of the whole body of the church - that everyone who wishes to, regardless of financial status, should be able to attend. Prices at the Conference Centre are fair, but are higher than many are able to afford.

February 2015 Feuillet of the Exarchate in English

1.   I was in prison and you visited me…
2.   Poitiers (France) Pastoral visit
3.   The Parish of Poitiers
4.   Saint Hilary of Poitiers 315-367
5.   The relics of St Hilary
6.    First Liturgy
7.    Ordinations

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Centenary Conference Reports


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