Ορθόδοξα νέα από τη Αγγλία, Σκωτία και Ιρλανδία.


Το μπλογκ της Ορθόδοξης Ιεραποστολής θα προβάλλει, εκτός από τις καθ  ‘εαυτό Ορθόδοξες ιεραποστολές,  και ορθόδοξα  νέα από την παρουσία των τοπικών Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών και σε άλλες χώρες, της Ευρώπης, της Αυστραλίας και της Αμερικής . Φρονούμε ότι από τη στιγμή που υπάρχει αποχριστιανισμός της Ευρώπης ,της Αυστραλίας και της Αμερικής και ο κόσμος έχει γεμίσει από χιλιάδες αιρέσεις και παραθρησκείες είναι αναγκαίο οι Ορθόδοξες Εκκλησίες αυτών των περιοχών να μιλήσουν για τον Χριστό στους αποστασιοποιημένους από τη θρησκεία ανθρώπους, καθώς και σε εκείνους τους ετεροδόξους που ψάχνουν να βρουν την ιστορική, αργέχονη Εκκλησία, μέσα σε μια Βαβέλ χριστιανικών ομάδων και αιρέσεων. Και το έργο αυτό της Ορθόδοξης Ιεραποστολής στην Ευρώπη και στη Βόρεια Αμερική και στην Αυστραλία και παντού δεν μπορεί να είναι έργο μόνο Επισκόπων, ιερέων και μοναχών, αλλά όλου του πληρώματος της Εκκλησίας, το οποίο, με προσευχή και Μυστηριακή ζωή, θα πρέπει να μεταφέρει το μήνυμα της Αγάπης και της Αιώνιας Ζωής του Τριαδικού Θεού.

Στα πλαίσια αυτά σας παρουσιάζουμε 3 ενδιαφέρουσες ειδήσεις από τη Αγγλία, Σκωτία και Ιρλανδία, με τη βοήθεια  του αυτόματου μεταφραστή της Google , για όσους δεν γνωρίζουν καλά αγγλικά.

Να συνεχίσετε να προσεύχεστε για τις Ορθόδοξες Εκκλησίες σε όλο το κόσμο. Να προσεύχεστε να οδηγήσει το Άγιο Πνεύμα τα βήματα πολλών ανθρώπων προς το Μυστήριο της Ιερωσύνης, τον μοναχισμό, την Ορθόδοξη Ιεραποστολή, μέσω της ησυχαστικής και Μυστηριακής ζωής της Εκκλησίας μας.Το «κακό», όμως, είναι ότι η νοερή προσευχή, η ταπείνωση, η Μυστηριακή ζωή δεν μπορούν να διδαχθούν μέσα από το διαδίκτυο, ούτε μπορεί να υπάρξει «ιντερνετικός χριστιανισμός» στην Ορθοδοξία, ούτε μπορεί να υπάρξει » ατομική σωτηρία» μέσω τηλεοράσεων, διαδικτύου! Χρειάζεται η δημιουργία ζωντανών ενοριών, κοινοτήτων αγάπης με κέντρο της Θεία Ευχαριστία και τα άλλα Μυστήρια.

Greek and Cypriot communities unite for 45th Blessing of the Sea ceremony

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White doves were released as a symbol of peace during the annual Blessing of the Seas at Margate.

The 45th annual ceremony on Sunday (Jan 11) once again highlighted the strong links between the people of Thanet and the Greek and Cypriot communities.

The colourful annual event began with a service conducted by Archbishop Gregarios of Thyateria and Great Britain at St Michael the Archangel, the Greek Orthodox Church, at Westbrook. It was followed by a procession led by the East Kent Pipe Band. The parade included mayors from across Kent and dozens of dignitaries who walked along the main Canterbury Road at Westbrook to the seaside.
The gathering at the sands was attended by representatives from the Greek consulate and the Cypriot ambassador to the UK. They watched as Nicholas Holmes, 11, from Herne Bay – covered in oil to guard against the biting cold – plunged into the icy waters to retrieve an ornate cross, an act symbolising the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan.

The event was organised by Zack Charoux, president of the Greek community. The blessing was followed by a lunch for 260 people at Margate Winter Gardens.

During his speech at the lunch, Margate mayor Cllr Brian Sullivan presented Archbishop Gregorios with an olive branch, cut from a bush in his garden, to symbolise peace, unity and love. At the blessing the Archbishop had handed out sprigs of rosemary as part of his blessing.

( http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kol08/article/default.asp?article_id=54863 )
Scotland’s first Romanian Orthodox Church to open in Glasgow

A church in the east end of Glasgow is to be consecrated as the first place of worship for the Romanian Orthodox Church in Scotland.
Shettleston Old Parish Church will host a special inauguration ceremony at 3pm this Sunday as it becomes the home for Romanian Orthodox followers in the city.

Metropolitan Joseph Pop is flying in from Romania to bless the hall, and he will also bring with him a message from the country’s ex-King Michal.

The idea came from Romanian Daniel Manastireanu, who is training for the ministry with the Church of Scotland in the area.

He explained, «The Romanian Orthodox community approached me to ask for help in finding a space where they could start the first Romanian Orthodox Church in Scotland.

«Having already experienced the warm hospitality of Glasgow churches, I appealed to Shettleston Old Parish Church for help in this matter.

«I was overjoyed to see the minister and the elders taking on this challenge with great enthusiasm and desire to be helpful and welcoming to a migrant community in their church buildings.»

The Shettleston congregation will still worship in the main sanctuary with Interim Moderator Rev Adah Younger, and the Orthodox worshippers will meet in the old church hall.

She said: «We wanted to offer our space and hospitality, and the office bearers have been working extremely hard getting everything ready in time.»

Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Very Rev Sheilagh Kesting, will be there with guests which include Linda Fabiani, Scottish Minister for External Affairs, Europe and Culture, and the Romanian Ambassador Doctor Ion Jenga. There will be a message of support from the British Royal family,

The new congregation will be called «The Presentation of Our Lord». As part of the celebration two Romanian choirs will perform a Byzantine music concert after the main ceremony.

( http://directionstoorthodoxy.org/n/scotlands_first_romanian_orthodox_church_to_open_in_glasgow.html )
New Orthodox Mission in Belfast (  Ireland )
On Saturday, 20 December 2008, the new Russian Orthodox mission in Belfast will
have its first Divine Liturgy, God willing. The celebrant will be Father George
Zavershinsky from the parish of St Peter and St Paul in Dublin, the main Russian
Orthodox parish in Ireland. Since his arrival in Ireland a few years ago, Father
George has travelled the length and breadth of the island, establishing Russian
Orthodox missions in Cork, Waterford and Galway. A monthly Liturgy is served at
these missions, and now Belfast will also become a Eucharistic centre of the
Russian Orthodox Church.

This new Orthodox mission in Belfast is strictly speaking not the first of the
Russian Orthodox Church in Northern Ireland. In 1999 an English-language ROCOR
mission was founded in Belfast but in 2004 its priest had to leave Northern
Ireland. Over the past few years an increasing number of Russian-speaking
Orthodox have come to live in Northern Ireland, as part of the wider influx of
migrant workers and others from Eastern Europe and today a Russian Orthodox
presence is all the more necessary.

In order to serve the spiritual needs of the Russian-speaking community in the
Belfast area, a pilot meeting was held in September 2007 with Father George and
members of the local Russian-speaking association, Raduga (meaning Rainbow,
reflecting the multinational character of the Russian-speakers). An interest in
a Russian-language Orthodox mission in Belfast was identified, and to
accommodate this need Father George from January 2008 commenced monthly pastoral
talks and services of supplication at the well-known Clonard Monastery… A number of reader services in
Slavonic and English were also held, and now the time has arrived for our first
Liturgy.

The Liturgy will take place in St George’s parish church in the Belfast city
centre… The Liturgy will be followed by the baptism of a baby, which will also be our first baptism in
Belfast. This new Orthodox mission welcomes both Russian-speaking immigrants and
local Orthodox who wish to practice the traditional Orthodox Christian faith
without deviations.

Over the past year we have been heartened by the encouragement we have received
from well-wishers on both sides of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland. We
thank the Triune God for His mercy towards us and the Most Holy Mother of God
for her protection.

(   http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/belfast.htm )

Ο Θεός να ευλογεί και να πολλαπλασιάζει όλες τις Ορθόδοξες ενορίες, μητροπόλεις , μοναστήρια σε όλο το κόσμο, να δίνει πλούσιες πνευματικές ευλογίες σε όλους, να μας δίνει μετάνοια, ταπείνωση, υπομονή και αγάπη, με προσευχή και Μυστηριακή ζωή,  για να διακονούμε, κατά το δυνατόν, μέσα στην Εκκλησία Του.

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