Dear brothers and sisters,
On Saturday 17th March I’ve attended the weekend study at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies:
I’ve summarised in my own words what I have understood and I’ve also added some comments from Fr. Alexander.
You can find this summary in this file:
There are two interesting events this week: a Russian Choir performing
today and the visit of Metropolitan Kallistos this Saturday.
1. Russian choir
Children Choir “Ulibka” from Moscow performing for one day only in
Cambridge, Tuesday 27 March
Organised by Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society & Cambridge Russian School
WHEN: Tuesday, 27 March, 17:00 – 18:00WHERE: Emmanuel United Reformed
Church at 72 Trumpington Street.
Doors open at 16:30.
About the choir:
Ulibka is a choir of about 65 singers, girls and boys aged 10 – 12 y.o.
The choir is one of the departments of the State Musical School
“Radost”, the famous center of choral education in Moscow. The choir was
set up in 1993 by Irina Karavanskaya who is still the choir’s artistic
director and conductor. “Ulibka” is engaged in extensive concert and
touring programs, having made many award-winning appearances at
prestigious contests and festivals. The children have been singing in
St. Petersburg, Kiev, Vilnius, Kazan, London, Warsaw, Plovdiv, Paris,
Stockholm and many other places. The press in Britain referred to these
kids as “little singing angels”. Despite the young age of the children
their repertoire is wide-ranging and multifarious, featuring classical
pieces and folk tune of many countries of the world (often performed in
original languages) and music by contemporary composers. Some of these
pieces were custom-written for the choir “Ulibka”.
2. Metropolitan Kallistos
We have the pleasure to remind you that, a week from now, Metropolitan
Kallistos Ware will inaugurate the series of IOCS Community Days, on
Saturday, 31 March, by giving two lectures which will address the
question ‘What is prayer?’. Do join us for this exciting event!
The programme of the day will be:
10.30-11.00: Welcome coffee
11.00-12.30: First Lecture – ‘”Heaven on earth”‘: the inner meaning of
the Divine Liturgy’
14.30-16.00: Second Lecture — ‘Finding the place of the heart: the
practice of the Jesus Prayer’
This affordable Community Day (£30 per person for the whole day,
including the lectures, lunch and coffees) will take place in the Dining
Hall of Wesley House, Jesus Lane in Cambridge (CB5 8BJ).
I have attached here an updated enrolment form/poster with more details
of future Community Days:
We would be very grateful if you could help us
in spreading the word about these events by displaying or forwarding the
With warm wishes,