British Orthodox Faithful Completes Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury

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The British Orthodox Church - July - August 2015 Metropolitan Abba Seraphim led a pilgrim group to Glastonbury. Under the expert guidance of Subdeacon Paul Ashdown, on 10 June the group were conducted on a very thorough tour of the archaeological and historical sites of the Abbey, after which they visited the Catholic Shrine of Our ...

The Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Enters 8th Year

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OCP News Service - June 2015 Also Read Excommunication Notice from the Union of Eritrean Orthodox Monasteries USCIRF Calls for the Release of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea: Metropolitan Abba Seraphim leads Protest Vigil at the Eritrean Embassy Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church Global: The year ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim Meets Prince Charles

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    The British Orthodox Church - December 2013 On 17 December HRH The Prince of Wales demonstrated his concern for the Christian communities of the Middle East through a series of engagements and impressive, heart-felt speeches. Having just returned from the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the Prince began his day with a morning visit ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim Visits Turkey

The British Orthodox Church - October 2013  Metropolitan Abba Seraphim visited the south-eastern Turkey on pilgrimage to various historic centres of Christianity, along with Bishop Christopher of Southwark and other pilgrims. On 5 October they travelled from Erzerum to Kars, where they visited the former Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Apostles, which had been built in ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim lead Seminar on Glastonbury Abbey to a great success

  British Orthodox Church - 5/2/13 On 2 February Abba Seraphim chaired a well attended day seminar on “Glastonbury Abbey – Influence and Legacy” organised by the British Orthodox Church. It was held at the Abbey House in Glastonbury, across the lawns of which the impressive ruins of the mediaeval abbey stand. It was a crisp and ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim’s Christmas Message

31/12/12 - The British Orthodox Church This year Abba Seraphim celebrated the Nativity Feast on Christmas Eve (24 December) at the Chatham Church. In his address Abba Seraphim spoke of the angelic proclamation of Peace on Earth, which he noted has always been elusive, “It seems almost alien to the natural condition of man and since the ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim attends New Barnabas Fund Library Inaguration

15/9/2012 The British Orthodox Church Metropolitan Abba Seraphim was among the guests who attended the opening of the new Barnabas Fund library at Pewsey, Wiltshire, on 12 September. The library is housed in a purpose-built, state of the art building designed by the distinguished classical architect, Quinlan Terry, who was among those present. The library is ...