New Study of Bishop Vernon Herford (1866-1938) Published

The British Orthodox Church - 28/10/18 Copies can be obtained online from Lulu.com: This summer Dr. Ajesh T. Philip and George Alexander’s published an important study, Western Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches. The Mission Untold (OCP Publications: 2018) which was written under the auspices of OCP-MARP (Metropolitan Alvares Julius Research Project) as part of their research and ...

Consecration of Bishop David of Priddy – British Orthodox Church

The British Orthodox Church - 31/10/17 The scheduled episcopal consecration of Father David Seeds was an historic event in the history of the British Orthodox Church. The last consecration of an Auxiliary bishop for the See of Glastonbury had been the late Bishop John (Peace) of Wirral (1923-1990), who was consecrated by Abba Seraphim in 1981 ...

Father David Seeds to be consecrated a Bishop of the British Orthodox Church

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British Orthodox Church - (Independent Oriental Orthodox Church in Britain) - 16/9/17 On 7 August the Synod of the British Orthodox Church elected Father David Seeds to the Sacred Order of the Episcopate to serve as Auxiliary Bishop to Metropolitan Seraphim. During a session of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Court of the British Orthodox Church convened at Charlton ...

Reader ordained for the British Orthodox Church Stoke Mission

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The British Orthodox Church - June 2015 On 13 June, during the Divine Liturgy at St. George-in-the-East at Shadwell, Abba Seraphim ordained Philip Turner of Burslem as a Reader to serve the BOC Mission at Stoke-on-Trent. Philip, who has a B.Sc in Environmental Science is employed as a Community Support Worker in his home town and ...

Dr. Rowan Williams contemplates “Warrior Archaeologists”

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UK-May 2015 The annual lecture under the auspices of “Embrace the Middle East” took place at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, on 12 May. This year’s distinguished speaker was The Right Rev’d & Rt. Hon. Baron Williams of Oystermouth, the former Archbishop of Canterbury. The subject of his address was “Warrior Archaeologists: making and remaking history in ...

Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Regional Forum

May 2015- UK - The British Orthodox Church  Abba Seraphim attended the half-yearly meeting of the Anglican & Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum at Southwark Cathedral on 12 May. The meeting, which was jointly chaired by Bishop Geoffrey Rowell and Bishop Angaelos, considered a number of reports and discussed at length concerns about the Christians of the ...

Meeting of the Coptic Orthodox Church Holy Synod Held in Cairo

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The British Orthodox Church - Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate - May 2015 Abba Seraphim, accompanied by Deacon Daniel Malyon, visited Cairo 22-29 May for the annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod. As usual, they stayed at St. Mark’s Centre in Nasr City, where they were also joined by Shenouda Mamdouh, the BOC’s Egyptian Secretary; Fr., Arsaniuous ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes the Founder of Coptic Orphans

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The British Orthodox Church - April 2015 On 23 April, Abba Seraphim welcomed for tea at the Church Secretariat in Charlton, Nermien Riad of Washington DC, the Founder and Executive Director of Coptic Orphans, who was accompanied by Jean-Paul Markos from Amsterdam. While visiting London they came to speak with Abba Seraphim about the amazing way ...

Statement from Metropolitan Abba Seraphim on the brutal Murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

The British Orthodox Church - 24/4/15 News of the brutal murder of Ethiopian migrant workers in Libya by the so-called Islamic state follows on from their relentless attacks on vulnerable Christians throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  It comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury visits Egypt on an eirenic visit to offer his condolences to ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim attends Genocide Commemoration

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The British Orthodox Church - April 2015 Among the events organised by the Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee (AGCCC) in the United Kingdom, was a special Service in Southwark Cathedral on 18 April, which Abba Seraphim and Deacon Daniel Malyon attended. The Cathedral was very full and people arrived to the sound of the duduk, an ...

Admitting past faults purifies nations

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The British Orthodox Church - 13/4/15 In a response to the news that the Turkish Republic has recalled its envoy to the Vatican in retaliation at Pope Francis referring to the Armenian Genocide, Abba Seraphim observed that this came as no surprise, as Turkey has a long history of denial. Abba Seraphim applauded the Catholic Church, and ...

British Orthodox clergy support Coptic Medical Conference

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March 2015 The Coptic Medical Society of the UK held a Spiritual Conference for Medical Personnel at the Frontier Centre, Wellingborough from 27 February-1 March, under the direction of Father Daoud Lamei of St. Mark’s Church, Heliopolis. The theme of the conference was “Doctors as missionaries of God”. Among others participating by invitation were Fr. Peter ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim on BBC News 24 in response to Coptic killings by Da’ish

On Monday 16 February Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of of Glastonbury - Primate of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate attended the 5pm BBC "on the hour" news broadcast to share his opinion on recent killings of Coptic people by Da'ish in Libya. Source:

Metropolitan- Primate Abba Seraphim Ordains Deacon for South Coast British Orthodox communities

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The British Orthodox Church -  February 2015 On 8 February at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Bournemouth, Antony-Paul Holland of  Portsmouth , who has served as a subdeacon for the BOC South Coast communities in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth since July 2012, was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate at the hands of ...

Memory Eternal – Dr. Helmy Guirguis – Founder of the UK Coptic Association

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February 2015 It was with sorrow that we learned of the death of Dr. Helmy Guirguis on 31 January, after an extended period of ill heath. Dr. Guirguis was a long-standing advocate of oppressed Coptic Christians and the founder of the UK Coptic Association, now known as UK Copts. Both Abba Seraphim and Dr. Guirguis served ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes new missions in the west of England

The British Orthodox Church - December 2014 The announcement that 2015 will begin with the inauguration of two new British Orthodox missions on the western side of England is a welcome development and we pray that God will bless the ministry in these places. At 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4 January, the British Orthodox Bristol Fellowship will ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim visits Cusworth Church Community

The British Orthodox Church - September 2014 Metropolitan Abba Seraphim, accompanied by Deacon Daniel Malyon and Subdeacon Trevor Maskery, visited the Church and congregation at Cusworth for the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, 30 & 31 August. After the Raising of Evening Incense on Saturday evening he dined with Father David Seeds and the clergy at ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of Glastonbury speaks on Human Rights and Religious Persecution in Eritrea at the UNHRC

The British Orthodox Church - 18/6/14 Also Read:Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: On 16 & 17 June, Abba Seraphim attended the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This is organised under the ...

Abba Seraphim’s condolences on the death of the late Catholicos of the East

May 2014 - The British Orthodox Church On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the British Orthodox Church, Abba Seraphim sent a message of condolence to His Holiness Mar Basilius Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, on hearing a report of the death of his predecessor, Mar Basilius Mar Thoma Didymos I, ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim leads Protest Vigil at the Eritrean Embassy

The British Orthodox Church - 23/5/14 Also read- Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Also read – The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: London: Abba Seraphim joined a Prayer vigil outside London’s Eritrean Embassy on 22 May to mark the twelfth anniversary of the Eritrean government’s persecution of Christian ...

Abba Seraphim visits Coptic Diocese of Milan

The British Orthodox Church - January 2014 On 27 January Abba Seraphim arrived in Milan on a fraternal visit to His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, who – accompanied by some diocesan clergy – welcomed him at Malpensa airport. This was Abba Seraphim’s first visit to Milan since July 1996, when he had assisted at Bishop Kyrillos’ enthronement. The party ...