Iona Pilgrimage (August 2 – 9)
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I want to thank Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) and the organisers of the pilgrimage to Iona for inviting me to join them this year. I’m not sure of the exact schedule of the pilgrimage, but I know it will include a … Read More

Monastery of All Celtic Saints
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Much thought was put into deciding the Feast-Day of the Monastery. The Church was originally dedicated to St Ninian; as you know, we’ve decided to also add St Cuthbert, as a sign of unity between Christians in the British Isles. … Read More

New martyrs. New mob.
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I’ve learnt something important from the horrors of the last few weeks. As I pray for the Christians in Mosul, it becomes clear to me that I need their prayers more than they need mine. I do my best to … Read More

Inner Farne: St Cuthbert’s hermitage
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Despite the December look, this is actually July: the great British summer we know and love… The most striking thing about visiting the Farne Islands is how unaware people seem of the Christian history of the area. I simply cannot … Read More

A post about nothing
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This is just to get me started again – for over a month now, I imagine this beautiful post, which would do a lot of things at the same time: 1. it would tell you how difficult these silent weeks … Read More

St Nicholas and his enduring love
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Today we celebrate the summer feast of St Nicholas. This is a special day for me: ten years ago, as I was preparing to leave my old life behind and join a monastery, I went in Bari for four days, … Read More

At the end of a tough week
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These last few weeks have been so beautiful; I’ve had my ups (which I have shared with you) and my downs (which I shall share with you in time), but – overall – it’s been a wonderful period. I finally … Read More

St Laurence Monastery
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Well, there’s a first time for everything – last week, I visited St Laurence Monastery, a Western Rite Orthodox Monastery about two hours away from Protection Monastery. The drive was absolutely stunning! The Rockies are so shamelessly beautiful, especially at … Read More

Painting Exhibition about the Monastery
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Cockenzie House and Gardens are hosting an Exhibition of paintings and drawings, which includes a section on the Monastery of Saints Ninian and Cuthbert. The Exhibition will be open until Sunday, 25th of May. The overall title of the Exhibition … Read More