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Hilary Term 2018

Week 1: Friday, 19 January, 7.30pm. Dinner to celebrate Theophany and start of term (bring-and-share meal)

Week 2: Monday, 22 January, 7.15pm. The Great Blessing of the Waters, Service for the week of Christian Unity, celebrated in Magdalen College Chapel

Week 3: Thursday, 1 February, 7.00pm. Elena Vasilescu (Oxford) on her article, Pseudo-Dionysius, a Statue, and a Concept of Beauty

Week 5: Thursday, 15 February, 7.30pm. Dinner for Maslenitsa / Cheesefare Week

Week 7: Monday, 26 February. Dimitri Conomos (Oxford) on Orthodoxy, Ecology, and the Eucharist; Joint event in collaboration with the Graduate Christian Forum

Michaelmas Term 2017

Week 1: Monday 9 October 7 pm. Welcome party

Week 2: Thursday 19 October 6.30 pm. Moleben to St Frideswide, Church of the Holy Trinity and the Annunciation

Week 3: Thursday 26 October 7 pm. Film Screening, The Island (Lungin, 2006)

Week 5: Friday 10 November 5.30 pm. “Catholic-Orthodox Relations in the Age of Pope Francis”. Talk by Hyacinthe Destivelle OP, Respondent Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Week 7: Thursday 23 November 6.30 pm. Film Screening with discussion and meal. Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966)

Hilary Term 2016

Week 2:  Thursday 28 January, 7pm – movie night ‘Virgin spring’ (I. Bergman, 1960

Week 3: Tuesday 2 February, 7pm – talk by Fr Iriney Pikovsky ‘22 years of renewed monastic life in the heart of Moscow: MOSCOW SRETENSKY MONASTERY’

Week 4: Thursday 11 February, 7pm – movie night ‘Stalker’ (A.Tarkovsky, 1979)

Week 5 or Week 6 date and time tbc – Orthodox Vespers in New College Chapel presided by Metr. Kallistos Ware

Week 7: Thursday 3 March, 7pm – movie night ‘Letters to Father Jacob’ (K. Härö, 2009)

Week 8: Thursday 10 March, 7pm – ‘Maslenitsa’ –  Pancake party –  Cheese-fare week.

Michaelmas Term 2015

Week 1: Wednesday, October 14, 7.00 pm

Week 2: Thursday, October 22, 7.00 pm. Film screening, Adam’s Apples (Denmark, 2005).

Week 3: Saturday, October 31, 11.00 am. Day Pilgrimage: A walk to St Margaret’s Well at Binsey (3 miles one way).

Week 4: Thursday, November 5, 7.00 pm. Leviathan (Russia, 2014). Film screening

Week 6: Wednesday, November 18, 7.00 pm. Joint event with Oxford Theology Society: Theological Debates

Week 7: Thursday, November 26, 7.00 pm. Daughter (Russia, 2012). Film screening

Week 8: Thursday, December 3, 8.00 pm. Pre-Christmas social Orthodox Carols singing

Trinity Term 2015

CONFERENCE: “From Constantinople to Canterbury: Anglican-Orthodox Encounters in the 19th and 20th Centuries”

4 May 2015 (Monday), 10am – 3pm, Old Library of the University Church of St Mary (entrance via Radcliffe Square)

Description: “The conference explores Anglican-Orthodox encounters in the Holy Land and the Middle East, Orthodox Christian mission to Great Britain and contacts between the Church of England, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Russian and the Serbian Orthodox Churches in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as ecclesiastical and theological aspects of the Anglican-Orthodox dialogue in the 20th century.”

Speakers: Professor Simon Dixon, Dr Irina Smirnova, Dr Lora Gerd, The Rev Dr Mark Chapman, The Rev Canon Hugh Wybrew

Hilary Term 2015

5 February (Thursday) 8am Student Prayer Breakfast

A light breakfast with a prayer and relaxed conversation before a busy study day.

The House of St Gregory & St Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU).

5 February (Thursday) 7pm Student Discussion Group “Being an Orthodox Christian in a British University Environment”.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion on what it means to be an Orthodox Christian student in Britain. Fr Ian Graham and Fr Stephen Platt will lead the informal discussion and offer their perspective and share their past experience of being a student in England and Scotland. Don’t forget to bring your favourite cookies! Drinks will be provided.

The House of St Gregory & St Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU).

22 January (Thursday) 8am Student Prayer Breakfast

The House of St Gregory & St Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU).

20 January 6.30pm     “Soil, Society and Salvation – Some Challenges for the Contemporary Church”

The Revd Canon Martyn Percy, The Dean of Christ Church Oxford.

The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin (entrance via Radcliffe Square)

Services on The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

19 January 5.45pm Orthodox Great Vespers at the Jesus College Chapel with the celebrant and preacher metropolitan Kallistos (Ware).

Turl Street, OX1 3DW

24 January 10.30am Orthodox Liturgy for Christian Unity 

The Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU).

Michaelmas Term 2014

The general topic of this term is “Religion, Society and Politics”. All events are held at the House of St Gregory & St Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU) unless otherwise indicated.

21 October 6.00pm Freshers Dinner, the House of St Gregory & St Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU). All new and old members are welcome.

30 October 6.00pm     “Religion, Politics and Globalisation: Conflict and Cooperation”

Professor Jeffrey Haynes, Associate Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University.

5 November 6.00pm    “The Mission of the Ecumenical Patriarchate”

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at the University of Oxford (1966-2001), president of the Friends of Mount Athos.

13 November 6.00pm “The Russian Orthodox Church: 60 Years of Personal Encounter”

The Revd Canon Dr Michael Bourdeaux, Founder and President of the Keston Institute (Oxford).
This event is held at St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU.

19 November 6.15pm “Orthodox Social Service and the Role of the Orthodox Church during the Greek Economic Crisis”

Dr Lina Molokotos-Liederman, Visiting Fellow at the Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (Uppsala University).

21 November 7.40pm Orthodox Christian Traditions at the Ashmolean, The Ashmolean Museum, Textile Gallery. A pre-Christmas fun with Russian/Ukrainian/Belarusian carols, Christmas tales translated into English, sochivo food samples and traditional costumes. A part of the Ashmolean’s Christmas Light Night event! Don’t miss out our rehearsals!

27 November 6.00pm “Historico-Religious Bricolage and Civil Society in Contemporary Russia”

Dr Marat Shterin, Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion, King’s College London.

2 December 7.00pm Student Christmas Party, St Nicholas the Wonderworker Parish House, 2 Bowness Avenue, Headington, OX3 0AJ.

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