Several of us were pleased to attend the annual conference of the archdiocese this year. We are blessed to be part of a wonderful network of parishes across the UK under the omophorion of our Bishop Silouan. Please enjoy the photos!
Please join us on Wednesday the 1st of March at 6.30pm for this special Lenten service.
For more information about the Canon, please get in touch with Father Michael or have a look at this explanation.
In his Enthronement address on 27th February 2016 at St George’s Cathedral in London, Metropolitan Silouan said,
Be 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.
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.