On 13th of November 2011, with the blessign of HE Joseph Pop, we served the first Divine Liturgy in our parish.

ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

PARISH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST AND SAINT ALBAN THE PROTOMARTYR, LUTON, UK

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR ECUMENISM?

Lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilariona of Volokolamsk at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015).

Dear members of the faculty, students and guests of the university!

I have been asked to give a lecture on the topic of interaction between Christians today. Does ecumenism have a future? This question has become ever more relevant and demands an all-round analysis.

When Jesus Christ founded his Church on earth, it was a single community of disciples bound together by faith in him as God and Saviour. At the Last Supper Jesus prayed to his Father that his disciples may preserve unity in the fashion of the unity that exists between the Father and the Son: ‘That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me’ (Jn. 17: 21). He then gave to his disciples his body and blood in the form of bread and wine and commanded them: ‘Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk. 22: 1). After his death and resurrection it was the Eucharist – the re-enactment of the Last Supper with the prayer that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ – that became the most important unifying element of the Christian community.

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The Feast of Saint Alban, First Martyr of Britain, 23rd & 24th of June 2012

Saturday 23rd of June
- 5:00pm – Great Vespers
- 7:00pm – Buffet
- 8:00pm – Concert of Byzantine music, performed by members of Tronos Group of Psalts of the Romanian Patriarchate conducted by Protopsalt Deacon Mihail Buca
 
Sunday 24th of June
11:30am – Hours followed by Divine Liturgy – answers will be given by Tronos Group
3:00pm  - The moment: “A gift for evey child”
3:15pm -  Buffet
 
If you can’t attend both days, please feel free to join us either Saturday or Sunday.

Celebrating Saint Colomba

St Columba is celebrated every year on the 9th of June. In the Orthodox Church we are used with 'all night vigil' - and this how we hope to keep the feast of St Columba this year in Luton. It won't be a 'all night service', but we shall start matins on the 8th June at 23:30 and finish Divine Liturgy by 2:30.

Everyone is welcome!

More on St. Columba: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Columba_of_Iona

 

Welcome!

Christ is in our midst!

These are the words which the priest uses to greet a fellow priest or his congregation at a certain moment during the Divine Liturgy. It’s known also as the “Kiss of Peace” and prior to this greeting the priest invites his congregation "Let us love one another that with one mind we may confess!” – “The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity One in Essence, and Undivided!”

We are a group of Orthodox Christians, mainly born in Romania, but our children are born in the British Isles. By the grace of the Lord and with the blessing of HE Iosif Pop, our Archbishop, we started to meet and to pray every Sunday and on other feasts since November 2011.

If you are interested in Orthodox Christianity or if you would like to pray with the prayers written by the Holy Fathers, then Come and See!

If you come for the first time to an Orthodox Liturgy, you will find this article very useful: 12 Things I Wish I'd Known

 

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