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Orthodox Youth Festival 2016

 “Finding our Way in Christ”

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Location: Dovedale House, Ilam, Staffordshire, DE6 2AZ, UK
Dates: Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016
Contact: ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com
Add this event to your calendar:
Applications now open – click here to apply!
The OFSJB Youth Festival is an annual event organised by the Orthodox Youth Fellowship for young people (aged 18-35-ish) from various Orthodox jurisdictions in the UK, but open to visitors from around the world. It aims to provide greater insight into aspects of the Church and our life in Christ through talks and discussions, an experience of unity and prayer as well as creating a relaxed and fun environment within a homely hostel and its surrounding hills and rivers. This year’s theme is vocations and spiritual guidance and so we will have talks and other activities aimed at helping us all find our way in Christ.​

The Festival program will include discussion groups, prayers and services, a Liturgy on the Sunday, workshops, games, music and other entertainment, walks and sharing of information on various Orthodox events and organisations in the UK and abroad. One evening will feature a ‘Hot Potato Session’, which is a chance to ask more difficult questions anonymously in a confidential and friendly environment to be answered by the clergy and speakers in attendance.

Attending clergy and speakers include:

  • Metropolitan Silouan Oner Archbishop of the British Isles and Ireland (Patriarchate of Antioch)
  • Fr. Philip Hall (Parish of All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln)
  • Fr. Seraphim Aldea (Monastery of the Island of Mull, Scotland)
  • Mother Sarah (Parish of St. John of Kronstadt, Bath)
  • Fr. Dionysius Higgs (Parish of The Holy Apostles, Leyland)
  • Fr. Melchisedek (Stavropaegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Essex)
  • Fr. Alexander Tefft (Parish of St. Boltoph, London)
The aims of the festival:

  • to provide a meeting place for young people to live in Christ
  • to rediscover and strengthen our faith together
  • to share the practical experience of Orthodox life
  • to receive practical teaching in areas of relevance for young people
  • to encourage us to take an active role in the Church
  • to exchange fresh ideas between parishes
  • to strengthen links between young people in different parishes
Venue:
The Youth Festival will be at Dovedale House in the village of Ilam, and is also by the site of the tomb, cave and holy well of St Bertram (8th-century). Dovedale House is a Residential Youth Centre run by the Lichfield Diocese of the Church of England. It is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park. Many different groups visit every year from university students on Geography field trips, to local Sunday Schools, to Orthodox pilgrims visiting the tomb and holy well of St Bertram. Places are more limited for the first night, Thursday 26th, so be sure to apply early if you wish to stay the full four nights! We will make it obvious when places for Thursday night run out, and we will not make anyone pay for nights that they are unable to attend because of lack of space.
Prices & Applications:

4 nights (26-30th May): £200 (£155 Student/Unemployed)
3 nights (27-30th May): £170 (£135 Student/Unemployed)
Day pass (27/28/29th May): £50

For all ticket types, please complete the online application form provided.
The deadline for applications is 26th April 2016, and payments for overnight accommodation must be received by 1st May 2016.

Online Application Form

Further instruction and information for making payments is in Section 3 of the form. Payment is currently via bank transfer, though we hope to make an online payment system available soon.

Although we do encourage you to come for as much of the festival as possible, we may be able to cater for alternative lengths of stay. Please email us on ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com to inquire.

The festival is organised by the Orthodox Fellowship of Saint John the Baptist

Full details and latest updates and changes can be found on their website orthodoxyouth.co.uk 

Location: Dovedale House, Ilam, Staffordshire, DE6 2AZ, UK
Dates: Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016
Contact: ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com
Add this event to your calendar:
Applications now open – click here to apply!
The OFSJB Youth Festival is an annual event organised by the Orthodox Youth Fellowship for young people (aged 18-35-ish) from various Orthodox jurisdictions in the UK, but open to visitors from around the world. It aims to provide greater insight into aspects of the Church and our life in Christ through talks and discussions, an experience of unity and prayer as well as creating a relaxed and fun environment within a homely hostel and its surrounding hills and rivers. This year’s theme is vocations and spiritual guidance and so we will have talks and other activities aimed at helping us all find our way in Christ.​

The Festival program will include discussion groups, prayers and services, a Liturgy on the Sunday, workshops, games, music and other entertainment, walks and sharing of information on various Orthodox events and organisations in the UK and abroad. One evening will feature a ‘Hot Potato Session’, which is a chance to ask more difficult questions anonymously in a confidential and friendly environment to be answered by the clergy and speakers in attendance.

Attending clergy and speakers include:

  • Metropolitan Silouan Oner Archbishop of the British Isles and Ireland (Patriarchate of Antioch)
  • Fr. Philip Hall (Parish of All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln)
  • Fr. Seraphim Aldea (Monastery of the Island of Mull, Scotland)
  • Mother Sarah (Parish of St. John of Kronstadt, Bath)
  • Fr. Dionysius Higgs (Parish of The Holy Apostles, Leyland)
  • Fr. Melchisedek (Stavropaegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Essex)
  • Fr. Alexander Tefft (Parish of St. Boltoph, London)

Fr. Alexander Teft
The aims of the festival:

  • to provide a meeting place for young people to live in Christ
  • to rediscover and strengthen our faith together
  • to share the practical experience of Orthodox life
  • to receive practical teaching in areas of relevance for young people
  • to encourage us to take an active role in the Church
  • to exchange fresh ideas between parishes
  • to strengthen links between young people in different parishes
Venue:
The Youth Festival will be at Dovedale House in the village of Ilam, and is also by the site of the tomb, cave and holy well of St Bertram (8th-century). Dovedale House is a Residential Youth Centre run by the Lichfield Diocese of the Church of England. It is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park. Many different groups visit every year from university students on Geography field trips, to local Sunday Schools, to Orthodox pilgrims visiting the tomb and holy well of St Bertram. Places are more limited for the first night, Thursday 26th, so be sure to apply early if you wish to stay the full four nights! We will make it obvious when places for Thursday night run out, and we will not make anyone pay for nights that they are unable to attend because of lack of space.
Prices & Applications:

4 nights (26-30th May): £200 (£155 Student/Unemployed)
3 nights (27-30th May): £170 (£135 Student/Unemployed)
Day pass (27/28/29th May): £50

For all ticket types, please complete the online application form provided.
The deadline for applications is 26th April 2016, and payments for overnight accommodation must be received by 1st May 2016.

Online Application Form

Further instruction and information for making payments is in Section 3 of the form. Payment is currently via bank transfer, though we hope to make an online payment system available soon.

Although we do encourage you to come for as much of the festival as possible, we may be able to cater for alternative lengths of stay. Please email us on ofsjbyouthuk@gmail.com to inquire.

Program: 

A full schedule for each day will be posted in due course, however you can look forward to a wide range of activities including:

  • Talks around our theme of vocations and spiritual guidance
  • Workshops, games and fun activities each day
  • A ‘hot potato’ anonymous Q&A session with our speakers and clergy
  • Morning and evening prayers each day, for those who wish
  • Walks through the Peak District countryside and a visit to St. Bertram’s Well
  • The option to attend Confession on the Saturday evening
  • Divine Liturgy on the Sunday morning
  • A ceilidh on the Sunday evening!

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