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Conference in memory of Metropolitan Anthony

4th September 2009

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Ute

Encounter with God

Conference in Memory of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Saturday November 14, 2009

No one can turn toward eternity if he has not seen in the eyes or on the
face of at least one person the shining of eternal life.
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation
� Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation
Programme
9:00 am Coffee and Registration
9:45 am Morning Talks
I. Encountering God in Liturgical Prayer
The Rev�d Canon Hugh Wybrew
Former Vicar of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
II. A Living Diocese to Serve a Living God Costa Carras
Athens
III. Metropolitan Anthony: A Gift From God
The Rev�d Canon Donald Allchin
Former Vicar of Canterbury Cathedral
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Afternoon Talks

IV. Metropolitan Anthony.
My Memories in Paris
Veronique Lossky Professor emeritus of the
Sorbonne, Paris

V. �What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?�
Father John Lee
St. Andrew Holborn, London

3:15 pm Coffee and Refreshments

3:45 pm Round Table: �Encounter With God �

How did Metropolitan Anthony�s own encounter with God affect his encounter
with others? What can we learn from this?

Chair: Karin Greenhead
Panel: Archdeacon Peter Scorer, Gillian Crow, Costa Carras,Veronique
Lossky

5:30 pm Film: �On the Threshold�

6:00 pm Panikhida (prayers for the departed)
Conference in Memory of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Everything is encounter, in Scripture as in life
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

These words, so often spoken by Metropolitan Anthony, were at the heart of
his vision and teaching. In each person he met, believer or unbeliever, he
saw the divine love, the image of God. Indeed for him everything was
encounter, direct, immediate, face to face: �encounter with God and in Him
with creation, and encounter with man in his depths rooted in God�s
creative will. �An encounter that must be personal �because each of us
must experience it for himself, we cannot have it second hand.� To this
end he often quoted the words of St John Chrystostom: �Find the door of
your heart, you will discover it is the door of the kingdom of God�.
It is with these thoughts in mind that the �Metropolitan Anthony of
Sourozh Foundation� has organised this Conference. The second in Western
Europe to be held in his memory, it will continue to reflect on his
legacy. How was he a source of inspiration? How did he help people to open
their hearts to encounter with the living God? What was the influence of
his spiritual vision on our lives, in our contemporary situation?

We hope that people who knew him and also those who have only heard of him
will come, reflect, share recollections, and celebrate his memory.
About the Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation

The work and message of Metropolitan Anthony will always live in the minds
and hearts of those fortunate enough to have encountered it. The
Foundation exists to help ensure that this same work will be there for
many more.

For those who wish to make a donation there will be a retiring
collection.

We wish to thank the Parish of St Sava, the Serbian Orthodox Church, for
making it possible to have our conference there for a second time.
Metropolitan Anthony and Father Nikolich � late of this parish – were firm
friends, as have the Serbian and Russian Churches always been.

Directions: The Conference will take place at the Church Hall of the
Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava, 89-91 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ.
The Church is located a few yards from the junction with Ladbroke Grove.
Buses: 7, 23, 52, 70, and 452. 'Ladbroke Grove Station' bus stop is 150
metres from the Church.
Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station is 200 metres from the Church. Notting Hill
Gate and Holland Park stations are each about a 15 minute walk away. Royal
Oak is a 20 minute walk.

Booking

As space is limited we encourage you to apply early, and at latest by
7 November. After that we recommend that you first check with the
organizers by telephone or e-mail (below) to see if places remain. If
there are places left it will be possible to register on the day, but we
ask you to arrive by 9:30 at latest, in time to register before the
morning session begins.
Coffee, tea, cold drinks and biscuits will be provided in the morning, at
lunch, and in the afternoon. Please bring your own sandwiches.

To book and if you have any queries please contact:
Telephone: 01869 347457
E-mail: [removed]

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