Lampeter Orthodox Church - Eglwys Uniongred Llanbed

From the lives of Saint Abramius and of his niece St Mary

Icon of SS Abramius and Mary, with St Anastasia the Roman, third century martyr also celebrated on 29th October. My poem is a rather free improvisation on the story. In the Life by St Dmitri of Rostov (it can be consulted here), Mary flees out of an awareness of...

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Bewnans Ke: A Cornish Play on the LIfe of St Ke and Arthur

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/196852 Wed 6 Dec 2017, 1:15PM To coincide with the 2017 Year of Legends and our current Arthur and Welsh Mythology  exhibition, a presentation about a Medieval Cornish manuscript. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library...

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Day long seminar on Orthodoxy

There will be a day long seminar on 'The (Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Rumanian ...) Orthodox Church - History - iconography - music Introduced by Dr Peter Brooke on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at Coleg Trefeca (centre of the eighteenth century Welsh Methodist...

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A visit from Fr John

The Church in Lampeter very much enjoyed a visit from Fr John & his flock Hopefully more photos to follow https://www.orthodoxwalsall.org.uk

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2017: Start of the New School Year

Our dearly beloved in the Lord,   On the auspicious and sacred occasion of the beginning of the new school year 2017-18, I am sending you all warm greetings to everyone working for the education of our children: the Parents, the Pupils, the Teachers, men and women who...

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New item in Orthodox Arts Journal

I have a new article published in the Orthodox Arts Journal  - From Cubism to the Romanesque (to the Orthodox icon?). It follows on from my previous piece about the attempt of Charlemagne and his court to attack the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the veneration of...

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07.10.17 The Annual Holywell Pilgrimage for St. Winefride

Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales, CH8 7LS Programme: Hours and Divine Liturgy                                         10.30hrs Picnic Lunch The Procession to the Well with the Relic of St Winifred, the Molieben and Agiasmos; the day concludes with Great...

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Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Monday 14th August 18.15hrs, Vespers and Artoklasia   TROPARION In giving birth, you preserved your virginity. In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from...

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Iconography – Celtic and classical

An article I have written has been published by the online Orthodox Arts Journal under the title The Seventh Ecumenical Council, the Council of Frankfurt and the Practice of Painting. The Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 AD gave authoritative approval to the...

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