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Diocese of Sourozh –  Annual Conference – May 26th to 28th, 2023
‘Thy Kingdom come: 
the Church in the world but not of the worl
Draft Timetable

Friday 26th May          Afterfeast of the Ascension
  5.00 pm    Arrival & Registration 
  7.00 pm    Supper 
  8.00pm     Opening of the Conference by Bishop Matthew of Sourozh.
                   Film of Metropolitan Anthony tbc – followed by fellowship in the bar

Saturday 27th May      Afterfeast of the Ascension    
  7.30 am    Morning prayer
  8.00 am    Breakfast  
  9.00 am    Talk 1:     Archbishop Angaelos - "The Church, in the world"
10.00 am    Interval
10.10 am    Talk 2:     Sister Seraphima - "Sts Sophrony & Silouan the Athonites: Theologians of Knowledge for our times?"
11.10 am    Coffee/tea 
11.30 am    Talk 3:     
Fr Dragos Herescu - "The Orthodox Church in the West - 'not of this world' twice removed"

12.30 pm    Group photo
1.00 pm       Lunch, followed by free time – (Choir practice, informal meetings, etc) 
3.00 pm      Talk 4:    Father Georgiy Zavershinsky: “Как написать роман-проповедь”
                                 (“To preach the Gospel in writing a novel”)
  4.00 pm    Tea/ coffee 
  4.30 pm    Discussion in small groups
  6.00 pm    Supper   
  7.00 pm    Vigil (followed by confessions)

Sunday 28th May        Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
N.B. bedrooms to be vacated by 9.30 am (i.e. before coming to Liturgy)!
7.30 am    Hours
8.00 am    Divine Liturgy
10.30 am  Breakfast   
11.30 am  Talk 5:     Dr Martin Dudley - 
“God’s Special Care: Monarchy and the Orthodox Church”
12.00 pm  Reports from discussion groups and general discussion.
                 Closing remarks by Bishop Matthew 
1.00 pm    Lunch                          
2.30 pm    Departure 

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