NEW WESTERN RITE HERMITAGE
Father Joshua, with the patronal blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Hilarion has received notice that a donation of 48 acres of high desert land located at the foot of the Mazano Mountains (a spur of the Rocky Mountains) due East of Belen, New Mexico has been donated for an Orthodox Western Rite Christian Heremitage.
Furthermore, this project has elicited a pledge of between 30,000 to 50,000 cement blocks along with the donated services of a world-class architect! God bless all who have come forward to help this hermitage to come into existence! Glory to God!
TEN NEW WESTERN RITE PARISHES IN ROCOR
Wednesday 10th November 2010: His Eminence Archbishop Hilarion has received ten former Continuing Anglican Parishes into ROCOR and blessed them to the Western Rite. These parishes and their eighteen clergy bring to seventeen, the number of ROCOR Western Rite institutions in North America (with three more soon to come) and twenty-three Western Rite clergy. The former Continuing Anglican parishes had, for some time been calling themselves Orthodox as they studied the Faith. Their former married bishops are being Ordained as Priests and will function as Archpriests.
SERVICE IN CENTRAL LONDON
Saturday 6th November 2010: The Divine Liturgy of the Western Rite (English Liturgy from the Saint Colman Prayer Book) was celebrated at St. Magnus the Martyr church in central London at 11.00 am. It was be followed by a meeting where those clergy and laity interested in Orthodoxy explored the option of Western Rite Orthodoxy. About two dozen were present and from that it is thought two new missions will arise.
SAINT THOMAS MONASTERY MISSION
Wednesday 7th July 2010: We welcome Saint Thomas mission as a new Western Rite mission of Saint Petroc Monastery. With over a hundred people led by Fr. Janel, we wish this mission the utmost success.
SAINT ANASTASIA MONASTERY MISSION
Friday 2nd July 2010: We welcome the new Western Rite ROCOR mission of Saint Anastasia in Davao City in the Philippines. The mission is led by Chrysostom Canezal, and is planning to acquire a house in Davao City for use as the Saint Anastasia Orthodox Centre.
SAINT NECTAN MEETING
Wednesday 10th March 2010: Philip Pughe-Morgan will chair a meeting of the Saint Nectan Branch of the Saint Eanswythe Mission on Wednesday the 24th of March at 7pm at the South Molton Methodist church hall.
Wednesday 10th March 2010: His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Primate of ROCOR has issued a proclamation, naming Fr. David (Pierce) of Holyrood Hermitage as Abbot of the Monastery of the Holy Dormition of Our Lady of Mount Royal. The proclamation names Abbot Augustine (Whitfield) as the Abbot Emeritus. Abbot Augustine remains in hospital under ongoing care. Mount Royal was originally received into Orthodoxy in 1962 by Bishop Dositheus.
NEW BRANCH OF SAINT EANSWYTHE MISSION
A new West Country branch of the Saint Eanswythe (Western Rite) Mission in England has been formed. Named Saint Nectan for the local fourth century hermit, the branch which covers the Swimbridge, South Molton and Barnstaple area is strictly a study society at the moment - with Mattins of a Sunday morning.
WESTERN RITE IN THE CATHEDRAL
Agreement has been reached for the Western Rite to be celebrated in the ROCOR cathedral in London on a regular basis, with the lower church as its home.
NEW WESTERN RITE MISSION
Metropolitan Hilarion has given verbal permission for the Saint Eanswythe Orthodox Study Society in Bournemouth to become a mission.
WESTERN RITE DECISION
FRIDAY the 13th of November. Bishop Jerome reports that the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has decided that all Western Rite throughout the world shall henceforth come under the direct control of Metropolitan Hilarion.
THURSDAY 12th of November. Fr. Barry has taken charge of Saint Dyfan Mission in Hobart. Services will continue as usual, with Fr. Barry being assisted by Sub Deacon Peter Ball.
NEW WESTERN RITE ORTHODOX PARISH
MONDAY the 31st of August. Fr. James Hamrick has been Ordained by Bishop Thomas as the Orthodox Priest for Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Frederick, Maryland. He was formerly a minister in the Charismatic Episcopal Church - together with his whole parish. The parishioners were received in April after catechising by Fathers Nicholas Alford, Patrick Cardine, and Alban Waggener, and now their former minister has been Ordained as their Priest. Fr. Alban Waggener is a former Anglican bishop.
FR. BARRY RETURNS FROM CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
FRIDAY the 17th of July, 2009. Fr. Barry has returned to the Saint Stephen Monastery Mission in Launceston after eighteen months working with aboriginals in the far reaches of central Australia.
During most of his time in central Australia, he lived in caravans and had an open sided tent as his office. He returned to his base in Alice Springs only occasionally at weekends. He celebrated the Divine Liturgy at his base in Alice Springs.
FATHER MICHAEL RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
Friday the 28th of May, 2009. Fr. Michael, Superior of Saint Petroc Monastery was released from Royal Hobart Hospital today after having had a pituitary tumour removed. The neurosurgeon, Mr. Andrew Hunn was very pleased with the result since no damage appears to have been sustained by the pituitary gland. Fr. Michael was back in his office the next day. He is forbidden from singing for about six weeks to allow the grafts over the entry point to heal.
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