Saturday 30 September 2023
Llanilltud Fawr / Llantwit Major
St Illtud (c.475-c.525) was a Celtic saint, venerated as one of the founders of monasticism in Britain and abbot of a famous school of learning at Llanilltud Fawr in Glamorgan where Gildas, St Paul Aurelian and St David may have studied. The monastery flourished until the time of the Norman invasion.
With our friends from the parish of St Nicholas, Cardiff, we are making a pilgrimage to the 13th century church which is on the site of Illtud’s monastery.
Divine Liturgy will be at 11.00 am followed by a Paraklesis to St Illtud. The church is in the centre of the village (CF61 1WG) and near the railway station of Llantwit Major.
We are pleased to invite you to this year’s youth festival, which will take place 26-29 May at the Othona Community, a lovely nature reserve in Essex by the sea.
We have some great speakers lined up and will share more about them with you soon! In addition to the talks, you can expect daily Matins and Vespers, nice strolls by the seaside, a beach campfire, Divine Liturgy on Sunday, and other social activities you can take part of if you would like, but also plenty of free time to just enjoy the surroundings and relax or sit around and talk to others attendees.
For more details see https://www.orthodoxyouth.co.uk/
The main event of the year, which usually takes place on one of the May Bank Holiday weekends out in the countryside. The Festival is 3-4 days full of interesting talks by a variety of speakers (bishops, priests, monks, nuns and accasionally academics and laity as well) based around a common theme. Some of the other activities you can expect include walks, bonfire nights, sports, games and more (and you are free to skip the ones not appealing to you)! There is also plenty of “unorganised” time for personal conversations both with the speakers and with other attendees.
Sorin Verman is arranging a Church trip to Romania.
Direct flight :Liverpool Cluj Napoca România(Transylvania)Transport Coach A/C, guide. Accommodation Hotel 3 & 4*Breakfast included
Flights tickets not included (current cost approx £80)
Holiday package above without flight tickets £290/pers
If you are interested please contact Sorin Verman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details and to arrange a deposit.
See the full itinerary below:
Monasteries in Transilvania and Moldavia Romania MAY 2023
direct flights Liverpool Cluj (Transilvania ) around £ 83 /pers
holiday package including 3 or 4* hotels accomodations
Coach A/C ,guide English speaker
Departure in the morning from Cluj to Turda. Visit one of the most beautiful salt pans in the country. We continue on the way to the Monastery of St. Ana from Rohia, the place where
spent the last years of his life Nicolae Stainhardt, the author of “Journal of Happiness”. Evening accommodation in
Day II Breakfast. We start for Sapanta. We see the famous “merry cemetery” – famous all over the world
for the paintings and verses full of understanding and humor regarding the life and work of the deceased. Then we are visiting the Peri Monastery. The next stop of the day will be in Sighetul Marmatiei. We will visiting here
Memorial to the Victims of Communism and the Resistance. The former prison was transformed into
exhibition space. The Maramures Village Museum will be the next stop in the city. Then we start
towards Moisei to see the Monument of Heroes. On the way we stop at the Barsana and Monasteries
Bogdan Voda. Accommodation in Borsa.
Day III Breakfast. We start for Viseul de Sus, from where we will take a walk of half a day with
house in a beautiful area. (the last forestry railway line served by active steam locomotives
). We then leaving to Gura Humorului. The Humor Monastery will be the first objective of the day. Then we continue with
The sparrow. Founded by Stefan the Great, the monastery was included in the world heritage because
architecture and the painting technique used here. Accommodation in the Gura Humorului/Suceava area
Day IV Breakfast.
Sucevita Monastery is the first stop of the day. Then we will enter the Monastery
Putna, the place where the great King Stefan the Great rests. Departure to Iasi with a stop at
Neamt Monastery. Stop in Humulesti at Ion Creanga’s house(Childhood writer ) We see the coast of the hill and on
the banks of the Ozana Cetatea Neamtului. Overnight stay in Iasi.
Day V Breakfast. Breakfast. We are visiting the city: the Palace of Culture, the City Cathedral,
University, Church of the Three Hierarchs. Copou Park with Eminescu’s Lime, etc. Free time in
the central area, possibly climbing up to the Cetatuia Monastery from where you can see the panorama.
Departure for the Bicazului Gorge and the Red Lake passing by the Ancuti Inn. Accommodation in Targu Mures.
Breakfast. Walk through the city center at Targu Mures: City Hall, Theater, Palace
Cultures, the Catholic Cathedral and the Reformed Cathedral, the medieval walls of the city, etc.
Then we head to Sighisoara Walking tour in the old town. We see the Towers, the Great Square,
The gates, the walls of the old fortress, next to which the local legends intertwine in a story about
the most beautiful medieval city in this area of Europe. Free time in the city. Departure to Cluj ,fly back home!!
A Summer Camp for children entering UK School Years 5 to 13 in September 2022 (Ages 8-18)
Camp Saint Sophrony is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain children and youth ministries. The purpose of the camp is to bring children from across the archdiocese together for a fun-filled week of outdoor activity in an Orthodox Christian setting. Here they will grow in confidence and in the faith and meet lifelong friends.
The camp will be at Heatree Activity Centre in the stunningly beautiful Dartmoor National Park in the South West of England. Activities at the centre include visits to the beach, kayaking, campfires, raft building and more.
Saturday, 23 July 3:00pm
→ Friday, 29 July 2022 12:00pm
Sunday 30th January 2022
Patronal Feast Of The Three Hierarchs With Artoklasia.
Followed By Bring And Share Lunch
St Cybi’s Well, Llangybi
Pilgrimage to St Nons Chapel
Saturday 29th February 2020
11.00am Divine Liturgy in the Chapel
Followed by a blessing of the Holy Well
Bring & Share Packed Lunch
More details to follow