The Orthodox Christian Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert in the Heart of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve

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An Orthodox Christian Monastery

In Rural Shropshire

Fr. Philip's Welcome
Message - Summer 2019

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“Do you know the time when the wild mountain goats bear young? Or can you mark when the deer gives birth?”
Job 39:1

News, Photos and Features

The Procession of the Holy Cross

Great Vespers for the Procession of the Cross: Let my prayer arise. Chapel of Sts Anthony and Cuthbert.

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What's That? He Didn't Knock!

Video sermon from Fr Philip.
The Lord didn't ask permission to enter the room.

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Lent 2019

A selection of photos taken during the Great Lent fast in 2019.

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Monastery Tour #1

Fr Philip takes his video camera around the Monastery chapel.

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Monastery Tour #2

Fr Philip takes his camera around the main cottage and front of the Monastery.

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Monastery Tour #3

St Columba's cell in the woods.

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Monastery Tour #4

St Melangell's cell in St Caedman's wood

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The Rocks Crack

Cracking the rocks - opening the tomb! The Resurrection.

First Read: Matthew 28: 1-20

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The Belfry Moves

The belfry needed to be moved and repaired so here goes!

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Wildlife – Feb ’19

We set up a nature camera in the woods and found some interesting results!

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Monastic Visit from Crete

Sister Theovouli from Chrissopigi monastery in Crete and Veronica from the Orthodox Parish of the Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury visited the monastery on a very icy and snowy morning.

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Monastic visit from Oxford

Fr Tikhon (a Russian priest studying in Oxford), Mother Seraphima (from the Holy Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex) and Joanna from Oxford joined us for a weekend at the monastery.

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Sermon: Mind Your Own Business!

You have a choice: Judas or Mary of Bethany.

John 12: 1-18

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Fr Dionysius Visit

We were blessed to receive Fr Dionysius from the Church in Preston along with two young men for a few days. Fr Dionysius served the Holy Liturgy while Fr Philip was away.

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Fr Philip’s Birthday

Our brotherhood was happy to celebrate Fr. Philip's birthday on 24th January this year. We were joined by a few guests and had plenty of time to wish our father many happy years.

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Wildlife

We are well out in the countryside here, so we get lots of wildlife...

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Theophany 2019

Pictures of Fr. Philip blessing the waters during Theophany 2019.

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St Antony’s Feast 2019

St Antony's Feast day with the Brothers.

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Winter Walk 2019

A winter walk around the monastery with Fr. Philip and his camera!

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Christmas 2018

Photos: monastery Christmas 2018

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Stiperstones Walk

Photos: December 2018 - we enjoyed a walk up to the Stiperstones together.

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Rdr Daniel and Alex Visit

Photos: Reader Daniel and Alex pay a short visit to the monastery and help out with some manual work.

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Fr Paulinus’ Visit

Photos: Fr Paulinus from the Lincoln parish pays a visit to the monastery and celebrates the Divine Liturgy during his stay.

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An Autumnal Walk Around the Monastery

Fr Philip takes his camera around the Monastery estate.

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Inside the Chapel

Photos: new gallery of inside the Monastery chapel.

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Activity Week Photos

Photos: activity week - all of the photos

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A Hymn to the Mother of God

Br Nectarios and Br Deiniol sing a Christmas hymn to the Mother of God (para-liturgical).

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The Nativity Troparion

Sung by Br Deiniol and Br Nectarios

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More Honourable than the Cherubim

A short hymn to the Theotokos.

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