Hospices of Hope are organising a Gala Dinner at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington on Thursday 18th May 2017. The dinner is their major fundraising event to raise money for two separate projects:
- Campaign for Copaceni - a unique children’s centre in the countryside near Bucharest
- A new Hospice for Serbia- to open the first ever purpose-built, in-patient hospice in Belgrade
Details of both these campaigns are on their website http://www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/appeals-and-projects/.
To book or for more information please visit http://www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/gala-dinner/. There a number of sponsorship packages available.
The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2016
By the Grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:
Christ is Risen!
The St. Alban Orthodox Youth Centre in London cordially invite you to attend a lecture by:
Fr Nikolay (Sakharov) from the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex.
Venue: The church hall of the Serbian Orthodox Church, 89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ. The nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove. Buses: 7, 23, 52, 70, 452.
Date and time: Saturday 29 April 2017 at 7:30pm.
Topic: Orthodox spirituality as the art of relationships according to the teachings of St Silouan.
"Having fulfilled Forty Days... we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion." With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of Christ's suffering, death and Resurrection. It begins on the Saturday of Lazarus. The double feast of Lazarus' resurrection and the Entrance of the Lord to Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) is described in liturgical texts as the "beginning of the Cross" and is to be understood therefore, within the context of the Holy Week. The common Troparion of these days explicitly affirms that by raising Lazarus from the dead, Christ confirmed the truth of general resurrection. It is highly significant that we are led into the darkness of the Cross by one of the twelve major feasts of the Church. Light and joy shine not only at the end of Holy Week but also at its beginning; they illumine darkness itself, reveal its ultimate meaning.