Link: Saint Dunstan Orthodox Christian Church in Poole, England


Saint Dunstan Orthodox Christian Church in Poole, England

A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

Saint Osmund’s Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9JG

Church Phone: 01202 602628

Poole, England



Η μεταστροφή ενός Άγγλου ιατρού από τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία και η Ευχή του Ιησού, “Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ ελέησόν με”


Η μεταστροφή ενός Άγγλου ιατρού από τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία και η Ευχή του Ιησού, “Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ ελέησόν με”

Ἀναφέρει ὁ π. Στέφανος Ἀναγνωστόπουλος:

«Πρίν μερικά χρόνια, κάποιος Ἄγγλος γιατρός βαπτίσθηκε Ὀρθόδοξος Χριστιανός καί ἔμαθε νά λέη τήν Εὐχή “Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλέησόν με” στά ἀγγλικά. Ἔτσι, ἄρχισε σιγά-σίγα νά τή λέη συστηματικά ὅλη τήν ἡμέρα, μέχρι πού γλυκάθηκε τόσο πολύ, ὥστε νά ἀφιερώνη σ᾽ αὐτή τήν ἐργασία καί κάποιες ὧρες ἀπ᾽ τή νύχτα. Μέ τόν καιρό, ὅμως, ὅσο χρόνιζε αὐτή ἡ ἀδολεσχία μέσα στήν ψυχή του, σέ μία στιγμή ἄρχισε ν᾽ ἀκούη τήν καρδιά του νά κτυπᾶ, νά πάλλεται, μέ τό ὄνομα τοῦ Κυρίου, ἀλλά… στά ἑλληνικά! Ὁ ἴδιος μέ ἀπορία τό περιέγραψε περίπου ὡς ἑξῆς:

—Ἀκούω μέσα μου greek (ἑλληνικά): “Γκύριε, Ἰησοῦ Κριστέ, ἐλέησόν με”. Ἐγκώ λέω μέ τό στόμα english (ἀγγλικά), καί ἡ καρντιά ἀπαντᾶ greek!

Αὐτό τό ἔκτακτο γεγονός τοῦ ἔκανε μεγάλη ἐντύπωσι καί ἀπετέλεσε τήν ἀφορμή νά ἀρχίση νά μαθαίνη τήν ἑλληνική γλῶσσα. Μάλιστα, κατάφερε νά τή μάθη ἀρκετά γρήγορα, ὥστε νά μελετᾶ πνευματικά βιβλία σχετικά μέ τό θέμα τῆς προσευχῆς.

Ἔτσι, ἡ Εὐχή ἄλλαξε τή ζωή του, ὁδηγώντας τον σταδιακά στήν κάθαρσι ἀπ᾽ τά πάθη καί στό φωτισμό τοῦ νοός. Ἀλλά καί τό περιβάλλον του δέν ἔμεινε ἀνεπηρέαστο, καθώς τό παράδειγμά του ἐνέπνευσε πολλούς συμπατριῶτες του νά ἀσπασθοῦν τήν Ὀρθοδοξία. Κι ὅλα αὐτά, σέ μία χώρα προτεσταντική, χωρίς ἠθικούς φραγμούς καί παραδοσιακές ἀξίες».

The Father Of Lights – By Constantine Georgiades, England – Journey to Orthodoxy


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The Father Of Lights

By Constantine Georgiades, England

Journey to Orthodoxy



A team of 120 members of the London Robbery Squad arrested me, my builder and electrician in Devon on 17th April 1991. I had to strip, put on white paper suit and wait in a cold empty cell for 3 days and then I was charged with various conspiracy offenses and remanded in custody at Exeter Prison. I had often driven past the prison and had never considered that one day I might be a guest of Her Majesty!

As an ex-policeman, I was warned to ask for the ’43’s’ by the escorting officer, but I really hadn’t understood what that meant. A mistake had been made and I felt sure that it was only a matter of time before I would be released, so I insisted on going on the main wing with all the other men and refused ‘Rule 43’ protection.

News of my arrival travelled fast and I soon had hundreds of men wanting to vent their anger out on me, due solely to the fact that I had once been a policeman. It didn’t matter that I had left some years earlier. As far as they were concerned, I was still a policeman and ‘the enemy’.

Escorted to ‘B’ wing with 2 other inmates I was locked in a cell the size of a bus shelter. After having lived my life in relative luxury up until that moment, it came as quite a shock to have to share a cell with 2 total strangers! It was filthy, no toilet and only the use of a bucket, no sink, little ventilation and poor lighting and the stench of urine and excrement was overpowering.

As he closed the door I heard the Prison Officer grunt “Three more pieces of s*** off the street”. I knew that I had done some bad things in my time, but I never thought that I had deserved to be treated or spoken to in this manner. The three of us remained in these conditions for periods of up to 23 hours a day and trying to cope with the monotony and violence of prison life was difficult.

At first ‘bang up’ seemed like a lifeline to me as it was difficult to kill a man whilst he was locked away in a cell! Although I had a strong physical presence, I knew that I couldn’t defend myself against 600 men and I was gripped with terror. I ate very little for the first three weeks and my weight dropped by nearly 4 stone. The food repulsed me and I couldn’t bring myself to eat it, but my fellow inmate said “If you don’t eat you will die in here”. He was right of course and I had already considered that as one of my options for early release.

I spent the first 14 months on remand walking in my own strength, unable to see my children and being systematically stripped of all my worldly possessions. You can’t keep up your mortgage payments when you are in prison.

Daily I sifted through my food searching for pieces of broken glass and slivers of razor blades and smelling it for traces of chemicals. There are more ways of getting to someone that you hate in prison than you can imagine! I grew more angry by the day at the injustice done to me and I wanted revenge against those who had put me there. I scoured my life searching for answers. Every day I mourned for my son Peter who had died as a baby whilst the family were Continue reading “The Father Of Lights – By Constantine Georgiades, England – Journey to Orthodoxy”

Video: Human Relationships in the Light of Christ – Q&A ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Father Zacharias of Essex Monastery, England



Human Relationships in the Light of Christ

Q&A – Father Zacharias of Essex Monastery, England

“Human Relationships in the Light of Christ”, talk given by Archimandrite Zacharias in the Orthodox Christian Church in Edinburgh, on 8th of November 2012.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

St. John The Baptist, the Orthodox Monastery, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, England


If you want go to the St. John the Baptist Monastery and talk with Father Zacharias.

The address is:

The Old Rectory, Rectory Road,

Tolleshunt Knights, By Maldon,

Essex CM9 8EZ, United Kingdom

Tel.: (+44) (0) 1621 816 471

to get there from LONDON

1. go to Liverpool Street Station (you can get there by UNDERGROUND)

2. get a train to WITHAM

3. get a taxi to the monastery of Saint John the Baptist (say Tolleshunt Knights if the taxi driver does not know the monastery)



Μαρτυρία για το Άγιο Φώς του Παναγίου Τάφου από τον Ορθόδοξος Άγγλο Μοναχό Barnard (865 μ.Χ.) και τον Άγιο Bede της Αγγλίας (+735 μ.Χ.)


Μαρτυρία για το Άγιο Φώς του Παναγίου Τάφου από τον Ορθόδοξος Άγγλο Μοναχό Barnard (865 μ.Χ.) και τον Άγιο Bede της Αγγλίας (+735 μ.Χ.)

Ο Μοναχός Barnard (865 μ.Χ.) έγραψε: «Είναι περιττό να γράψω πολλά για τον Τάφο αυτό, επειδή ο Bede λέει αρκετά γι’ αυτόν στην δική του Ιστορία (της Αγγλικής Ορθόδοξης Κελτικής Εκκλησίας – πρό Σχίσματος). Όμως αξίζει να αναφερθεί πως αυτό που συμβαίνει το Μεγάλο Σάββατο, την Παραμονή του Πάσχα. Το πρωί αρχίζει η Λειτουργία μέσα στην εκκλησία αυτή. Μετά, όταν τελειώσει, μπαίνουν ψάλλοντας το «Κύριε Ελέησον» μέχρι να έρθει άγγελος και να ανάψει με φως τα κανδήλια που κρέμονται πάνω από τον τάφο. Ο Πατριάρχης μεταδίδει αυτό το Φως στους επισκόπους και τον υπόλοιπο λαό, και ο καθένας έχει φως, εκεί που στέκεται.» Mabilon. Acta Sancta. Τόμος. III. P. II. Σελ. 473.