Teach your children love – By Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

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“Build Christian values in them, not Christian knowledge.

Work with their hearts, rather than their minds, because the theology of the heart cannot be erased”

(Fr. Seraphim, Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints)

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Teach your children love

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Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints

in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

What exactly is there to teach a child (or a teenager, for that matter)? In what ways is it beneficial for a child to sit down and learn about the Holy Trinity or Christ’s two natures? Is that where we should start? Are dogmas the central focus?

To me, church school is an interesting, but completely alien concept. The idea that I may go to church for anything else except worship feels strange. The notion that I can be taught about worship – by any other means except worship itself – is also strange. I instinctively dislike the thought that someone would try to ‘school’ me about God.

As a monastic, I haven’t had the experience of raising my own children. But I was a child once, and my memories of those years are all built around emotions, not knowledge: I remember playing, I remember my best friends, I remember some of the naughty jokes we played on the old people (that is, Continue reading “Teach your children love – By Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland”

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Celtic Saints – Orthodox City Hermit

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Video: Priestmonk Seraphim speaks on Monastics, Monasticism & the Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

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Priestmonk Seraphim speaks on Monastics, Monasticism & the Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland.

James Evans, England: His conversion from Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy

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James Evans, England:

His conversion from Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy

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“RUSSIA IS A SACRED COUNTRY FOR ME”

Interview with James Evans, an Orthodox Briton

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We continue to publish the materials of Spas TV program “My Path To God”, where Priest George Maximov interviews people who converted to Orthodoxy. The guest of today’s program is James Evans, an Orthodox Englishman. He will tell us why he prefers to live in Russia rather than in England, what he gets from singing in the Orthodox church and how his journey to Orthodoxy began.

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Priest George Maximov: Hello. You’re watching My Path To God. Today we have a guest from England. James, please tell us about yourself.

James Evans: I was born in a Catholic family in London. Later we moved to Salisbury, 3 hours away from London. I went to an Anglican school, because education there was better than in Catholic schools. The Anglican service doesn’t differ much from the Catholic service. It was quite beautiful and I sang in the school choir during the services. However, I went to a Catholic church for communion.

All my grandparents are from Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and so I am of a Celtic origin.

I grew up in Salisbury and went to Oxford after graduation. When I was still in school in Salisbury, I passed the Latin exam one year earlier and was offered to select an additional subject. I chose Informatics, but they assigned me to a Russian language course instead. I was upset, but started reluctantly studying it. A few months later, I was told that this year they were organizing a student exchange program and I had a chance of going to Russia. I travelled to Russia for my summer vacation in 1989, when I was 16. This changed everything for me and set the course for my future life. When I got back to England, I understood that I couldn’t live without Russia. I talked the principal into giving me an opportunity to study Russian language and literature individually. He made an exception and assigned personal tutors to me. In the University of Oxford, I continued my Russian studies. Not because I wanted to become a linguist, but because I felt that Russia was calling me. I don’t know why, but I had a feeling that there would be no life for me without Russia. That was how it all started.

Father George: So, thanks to the Russian language studies, you learned about the Russian culture. You also visited Russia when it was still a part of the Soviet Union and saw its everyday life and people. Were you particularly impressed by anything?

I wasn’t impressed by the Russian culture as much as I was impressed by a totally different view on life.

James Evans: My first encounter with the Russian culture started with Continue reading “James Evans, England: His conversion from Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy”

12 Orthodox Parishes in England

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12 Orthodox Parishes in England, UK:

Milton Keynes, London, Bristol,

Manchester, York, Birmingham, Southampton, Shapwick,

Manchester, Romford & Preston

St. Ambrosios and St. Stylianos Church, Panagia Vlahernae Chapel in Milton Keynes, England

Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs, London, England

The Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity in Bristol, England

Intercession of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in Manchester, England

Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, York, England

Dormition of Theotokos & St. Andreas Cathedral, Birmingham, England

St. Silouan of Mt. Athos Church, Southampton, England

St. Edward King and Martyr Church, Shapwick, Dorset, England

Russian Orthodox parish of the Protecting Veil (Pokrov) of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, Manchester, England

The Protecting Veil of Mother of God & Saint Silouan the Athonite Church in Preston, Lancashire, England

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, London, England

St. Katherine’s Church, Barnet, London, England

 

 

 

 

 

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Saint Priest-Martyr Monan of Isle of May & 6.600 Martyrs in Fife, Scotland (+874) – March 1

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

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Ruins of the Monastery of Saint Andrian on Isle of May, Scotland

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Saint Priest-Martyr Monan of Isle of May

& 6.600 Martyrs in Fife, Scotland (+874)

March 1

Saint Monan lived in the 9th century. He was a companion of Martyr Saint Adrian/Ethernan who was Abbot in the Monastery of Isle of May in Scotland.

After the Martyrdom of Saint Andrian of the Monastery of Isle of May by Vikings, Saint Monan went on to Inverey in Fife and set up a chapel.

He martyred with 6.600 Christians by Viginks in Fife, Scotland, on 874.

Saint Monan’s feast day is March 1.