Icon of St Celer

Icon of St Celer

Our latest acquisition; we have been entrusted with an Icon of St Celer (by the hand of Fr Vladamir Lysak).

Little is known of the life of St Celer, a hermit and martyr who, in the second half of the seventh century, lived in the woods and caves surrounding the healing well. A chapel dedicated to the Mother of God stood over the well. Only a few stones now remain of this chapel, and several very old yew trees. People from all over Wales came on pilgrimage to receive counsel from the holy hermit, to pray and seek healing from the waters of the well. This pilgrimage continued after the death of St Celer. In the Middle Ages, and well into the eighteenth century, a ‘Saint Celer Fair’ was held there from 21 June (date of the repose of the saint) to 29 June (Sts Peter and Paul) and was renowned throughout Wales. Crutches and mementos were left by the well, testyifying to graces received.

 

A fond farewell to Sunil.

A fond farewell to Sunil (left) and his wife Janaki.  May you have and a peaceful return to Sri Lanka and we hope to see you back with us later in the year. GOD GRANT YOU A SAFE JOURNEY.

 

Archdiocese of Thyateira Year Book 2018

The Year Book 2018 and the Pocket Calendar 2018 of the Archdiocese – both in Greek & English – are now available. You can acquire copies  from the Office of the Archdiocese

5, Craven Hill, London W2 3EN

Tel.: +44 (20) 7723 4787

Fax: +44 (20) 7229 7260

E-mail: mail@thyateira.org.uk

Year Book: £7.00 each (excluding postage & packing)

Pocket Calendar: £2 each (excluding postage & packing)