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Raising support for York Foodbank and Carecent

Dear Friends-in-Christ,

This is a note for those who couldn’t be with us last Sunday, and a reminder to those who were, that we are supporting the following charities during the Nativity period – from now until the end of December.

York Foodbank & Carecent York are in great need of the following –

Food items:
Dried milk, Long-life fruit juice / squash, Instant coffee, Teabags, Biscuits, Sponge puddings, Sweets / chocolate, Breakfast Cereal (all types), Tinned meat (corned beef, hot dogs and spam), Baked Beans, Tinned spaghetti, Tinned tomatoes, Sugar, Tinned fruit
Non-food items:
Cleaning products, Baby wipes/face wipes, Shampoo & conditioner, Shower gel, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Roll-on deodorants, Feminine products

There will also be cash collection box and the proceeds from that will be divided equally between:
Bundles of Joy York & International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

At a time when the feast of Our Lord’s birth is often forgotten in the rush to waste money on costly gifts and over-eating please remember those of our neighbours who have so little – and give generously whatever you can, recalling His parable of the contribution of the Poor Widow (Mark 12:41-44)

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Your prayers, please.
Fr. Michael

Enthronement of Metropolitan Silouan

In his Enthronement address on 27th February 2016 at St George’s Cathedral in London, Metropolitan Silouan said,

bishop-silouan-vestedBe Holy as Christ is Holy in your daily life, witnessing to others Christ’s example of love, beauty and splendour. Pray unceasingly, observe the fasts, read the Holy Bible, follow Christ’s teachings and example, keep all the Holy Sacraments of the Church, building your relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit…

Now, at last, I am with you all. I will be with you in your parishes and homes sharing with you the words of our Lord and the consolation of our perfect faith…

Christ showed us the way of obedience and humility through the Great and Life-Giving Cross. He permits each of us to carry a small cross to lead us to salvation while He carried the Great Cross for the salvation of all. I will help you bear your cross and you will help me to bear mine, until it is time for us to join Him eternally, entering salvation together. Our lives are now bound to each other for evermore, our purpose is salvation and our destiny is Christ and only Christ.

The full text of Metropolitan Silouan’s address and more photos from the Enthronement can be found on the website of the Archdiocese.

Following his election and ordination last year Metropolitan Silouan sent a message of encouragement to the clergy and people of the diocese. You can read it here.