The inner experience of prayer.

Dear brothers and sisters,

As we begin the Apostles’ Fast, I thought I would post some thoughts on prayer that I shared at the Romanian youth meeting which I and some of our young parishioners attended on Saturday evening.

For that occasion, I decided to talk about prayer, knowing that we often have a rather two-dimensional understanding of what prayer actually is. We think of prayer as something that we do, or say, but the whole challenge of Orthodox Christian living is to make our whole life into prayer… so prayer is something that we become.Continue reading

Video Homily on the Eve of the Feast of All Saints

A short homily from Father Mark following small compline this evening on the Feast of All Saints which we will celebrate in the Liturgy tomorrow morning. Discussion on following in their footsteps and the ‘Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit’.

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Pentecost-Trinity

Dear brothers and sisters,

This is a reminder that the service at tea-time today will be vespers, rather than compline. Confessions will be heard after the service, and I must thank all who visited the chaplaincy for confessions, yesterday. Confessing so many parishioners throughout the day was extremely helpful, given the busyness of this festal weekend.

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