Metropolit Ignatios besöker oss 2 februari

Söndagen 2 Februari besöker metropolit Ignatios av Frankrike och Västra Europa Kristi Uppståndelses församling i Göteborg.

Med hans salighet Johannes X av Antiokia och hela Österns välsignelse, och under arkimandrit Jean, patriarkens vikarie för Sverige och hela Skandinavien, kommer metropoliten att viga Aiman Esber till diakon och ge fader Mikael Fälthammar välsignelse till att höra bikt.

Gudomliga Liturgin äger rum 2 februari kl. 14 i Serbiska Kyrkan på Runstavsgatan 9, Kortedala, Göteborg (klicka här för karta).

Efter gudstjänsten finns möjlighet att äta mat för alla som vill. Vi är tacksamma för anmälan till kristiuppstandelse@gmail.com

Alla är varmt välkomna!

Gruppfoto från metropolit Ignatios besök 2017

Fader Herman vigdes till präst!

Kristi Uppståndelses Ortodoxa församling vill önska fader Herman och hans familj, Anna och barnen, stort grattis med anledning av hans prästvigning söndagen 30:e September. Han är värdig! Axios! Mustaheq!

Nedan ett urval bilder från högtiden:

Schema för hösten äntligen färdigt!

Nu har vi äntligen kunnat sätta vårt schema för höstterminen 2017.

Liturgier är följande lördagar kl. 10:00 i S:t Matteus kapell (karta här), Västra kyrkogården, Majorna (rumänska församlingens lokaler):

  • 9 och 23 september
  • 7 och 21 oktober
  • 11 och 18 november
  • 2 och 16 december

Dessutom anordnar vi vår introduktionskurs i Ortodox tro. Läs mer om den här. Den äger rum följande lördagar efter liturgin ca. 11:30-13:00 i samma lokal:

  • 9 september
  • 7 oktober
  • 11 november
  • 2 december
  • (datum för vårterminen kommer senare)

Anmälan till kristiuppstandelse(a)gmail.com

Samtal och frågestund om den ortodoxa tron efter följande datums liturgier:

  • 23 september
  • 18 november
  • 16 december

Övriga särskilda tema- och församlingsdagar annonseras här på hemsidan.

Varmt välkommen till vår församling!

Rumänska församlingens kyrka, S:t Matteus kapell på Västra Kyrkogården, Göteborg.

Bilder från prästvigningen söndagen 21:a maj.

Ortodoxa Samarbetskommittén 40 år!

Ortodoxa Samarbetskommittén i Göteborg firar 40-års jubileum. Lördagen den 24:e Oktober i Serbiska Kyrkan på Runstavsgatan 9 i Kortedala. Firandet börjar kl. 14:00 och innehåller bl.a. en föreläsning om olika ortodoxa traditioner, musik, mat och utställning av föremål från de olika ortodoxa kyrkorna i Göteborg. Dagen avslutas med att vi firar vesper tillsammans kl. 18:00. Se bilden nedan för fullständig information. Välkommen!

Inbjudan Jubiléum OSK

Upplev och måla ikoner i Grekland

Upplev och måla ikoner i Grekland

Notering:  Upplev och måla ikoner i Grekland – en vecka i ortodox miljö i Preveza Kursen omfattar totalt åtta dagar i den vackra och kulturrika kuststaden Preveza i nordvästra Grekland. Preveza ligger nära ön Lefkas som vi kommer att besöka.

Dagsprogrammet startar kl.08.00 med frukost på strandhotellet. Förmiddagen ägnas åt ikonmålning fram till siestan, ca kl.14.00. Eftermiddagen disponeras fritt för vila, bad och eget ansvar för lunch. Kvällarna ägnas åt gemensamma aktiviteter, till exempel turer till olika kyrkor, kloster, muséer och andra sevärdheter i området.

I kursen ingår
– Resa tur och retur med flyg från Stockholm till Preveza.
– Transfer med bilar
– Logi i dubbelrum på strandhotellet i Preveza.
– Frukost och middag.

Kostnad: 10 900kr (7 000kr för dig som är ledare i Bilda)
Anmälan: Fyll i dina uppgifter här nedanför senast 29 april Begränsat antal platser, så först till kvarn gäller!
Mer info. Kontakta Maria Makdesi-Elias på Studieförbundet Bilda, 08-727 18 03, maria.makdesi-elias@bilda.nu

Obligatorisk förträff: 20 maj kl.18.00-21.00 i Efti Papadopoulou-Georlins ateljé, Sabbatsbergsvägen 3 nära Vasaparken. Träffen är för att du som deltagare ska få mer information om vistelsen i Preveza, träffa gruppen samt få ikonplattan och föra över motivet på den.

Varmt Välkommen!

Ämne:  Religionskunskap
Cirkelnummer:  137050
Lokal:  Efti Papadopoulou-Georlins atélje, Sabbatsbergsvägen 3, 11361, Stockholm
Cirkelledare:  Efti Papadoupolo Georlin
Start:  20 maj
Dag och tid:  Onsdag, 18:00 – 21:00
Timmar:  32
Tillfällen:  8

Mer information och anmälan här: http://www.bilda.nu/sv/Amne/Cirkelinformation/?circle=712930&g=0

 

Ett budskap från Patriarken med anledning av den 15:e September, en dag i solidaritet med de lidande i Syrien.

Nu på söndag den 15:e september kommer Antiokias grekisk-ortodoxa kyrka över hela världen att under sina gudstjänster hjälpas åt för att samla in medel att undsätta de lidande i Syrien. Initiativet kommer från den heliga synoden vilken kom samman den 20:e juni och beslutade detta. Kyrkan i Syrien lider mycket under striderna där. En sammanfattning av läget finns att läsa på Svenska Dagbladet där vår församlings diakon Fr. Mikael tillsammans med Syrisk-Ortodoxa Kyrkans ungdomsförbund (SOKU), Ungdomsinitiativet inom det syrisk-ortodoxa ärkestiftet i Sverige och övriga Skandinavien (UI) och Sveriges Unga Katoliker (SUK) förklarar läget för Syriens kristna minoritet.

Nedan är Hans Salighet Patriark Johannes X herdabrev om denna solidaritetens dag (den officiella engelska översättningen). Detta brev är skrivet i Aposteln Johannes anda av överflödande kärlek. Läs och sprid vidare:

Pastoral Letter

On the Occasion of the Antiochian Day of Solidarity

Scheduled for September 15, 2013

In Support of Humanitarian and Relief Work

By the mercy of God

John X

Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

Giving is the Criterion of our Belonging to the Reign of God

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matt. 25: 40)

The Holy Antiochian Synod has set the 15th of September of this year as a day of solidarity for all local and international parishes in order to support the humanitarian and relief work, which the Patriarchate of Antioch and the All the East has undertaken in the collaboration of national, governmental, ecclesiastic, and civil entities. The amount of pain and suffering endured by our sons and brothers in Syria until today is beyond any description. Moreover, the available resources are limited and can only cover a small part of the basic and essential needs of life, such as food, water, clothing, medicine, medical treatment, and shelter.

We believe that God created us, gave us life and asked nothing in return for this precious gift. He was generous with us in a way that is proper to the Creator. He granted us the blessings which allow us to have a royal life in every sense. Yet we drifted away from the truth and willingly chose to go astray from his grace; thus, our lives were filled with pain, sickness, evil, and death.

God Himself did not remain distant from this new reality for He sent His only Son to live among us as one of us in order to return us to the right path again, enlighten our darkness, lead us to life, show us the Truth, teach us how to use our freedom, heal our wounds, give life to our souls, forgive our sins, and grant us His heavenly happiness.

He humbly shared human life with us; He accompanied the widow of Nain at the funeral of her only son and brought him to life; he searched for the bleeding woman and healed her soul and body; He taught His disciples to share their bread and fish with the people who marched after Him and how to feed them with their hands; He tested the faith of the Canaanite woman and granted her what she desired after having strengthened her faith; He healed the centurion’s servant; He did not arrive on time to the house of His sick friend Lazarus, but He brought him back to life and for his sisters Mary and Martha; He approached and touched the eyes of the blind man, the possessed, the leper, and the man with the withered hand, and dismissed them all healed both in soul and body.

He gave us the best of all commandments, a solution to all our suffering: to love God through loving our brother and neighbor. Humanity is subject to evil and miseries we bring onto ourselves, knowingly or out of ignorance, because of our egoism and our own interests, whether we are individuals, groups, or countries.

The Lord did not request anything for Himself. He did not ask us to honor Him, nor to express gratitude or acknowledgment. On the contrary He accepted suffering from our hands; and, from us, He heard curses, encountered blame and aggression, bore neglect and betrayal, and accepted flagellation, mockery, and crucifixion.

He firmly commanded us, to love our neighbor, for He made this love the criterion of our belonging to the Reign of heaven. He commanded that our worship be associated with serving our neighbor, and He made loving and helping the weak and the needy equal in dignity to serving Him. He placed us between two charges: on one hand the parable of the Samaritan enlightens our minds and stimulates our solidarity with our needy brothers, taking care of them and standing by their side; on the other hand the parable of the last judgment, which confronts us with determining our eternal life starting now, by choosing for instance to be deaf to the voice of the needy, to remain blind to their suffering, to keep our hands tied instead of reaching out to help our neighbors, to shut our hearts to the pains of our brothers, or distract our minds with other than helping others.

Today the perseverance of most of our children who are affected, in need, homeless, sick, wounded, unemployed, and facing adversity cannot continue without the support of all brothers, whether wealthy or not, and not only financially speaking, but also through the effective love given, and factually expressed in the consideration provided to he who lost a job, a home, a loved one, a provider, or others. God never stops stretching His hand towards us in our misery; He helps us, heals us and saves us instead. Ought we not stretch our hands towards our brothers in return?

Some are doing so daily on the ground. But today those who live geographically afar from this reality, their tangible help is needed, as is their participation through a donation graciously given to their Church, which would be sent to the Patriarchate to support the efforts it is undertaking in this field.

The Church today invites you, with all the love, zeal, and gratitude it has received, to honor your brother so that God honors you. The wounded heart calls your generous, loving and giving heart, wherever you are, it asks you to stretch the hand of brotherhood, support and solidarity. Grant graciously as God graciously granted you the countless generosities and the bounties beyond description. Seek to fulfill the needs of your people, and be their consolation. They are your fathers in the most precious of what you possess: faith. Give what is less in return: your contribution and generosity.

May God bless your deeds and multiply the fruits of your charities in His heavenly Reign. Amen.

Issued from our Patriarchal Residence in Damascus

Dated the 6th of August, 2013

John X

Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

De officiella dokumenten finns här på engelska, arabiska, franskaoch tyska.

Välkommen till aftongudstjänst på söndag kl. 17 i “Kryptan” i Vasakyrkan, Göteborg.

 

Metropolit Johannes vald till ny patriark av Antiokia

(Källa: Naharnet.com)

ImageVår f.d. Metropolit Johannes (Yazigi) valdes måndagen den 17/12 2012 till ny Rum-Ortodox patriark av Antiokia och hela Östern.

Han efterträder den nyligen avsomnade patriarken Ignatius IV (Hazim), som gick bort den 5:e december i år.

Han kommer att kallas patriark Youhanna X (Johannes den tionde).

Valet gjordes efter ett möte med 20 ärkebiskopar på Vår Fru av Balamands kloster på måndagens morgon.

Hans senaste position var som Metropolit för det Europeiska Ärkestiftet. Till den posten valdes han år 2008.

Läs mer om honom här.

Autumn Newsletter in English

Holy Resurrection Autumn News

Thank you for remembering Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in your prayers. Here is a bit of news from our parish.

Pastoral visit

Recently we were very blessed to be visited by His Grace Bishop Ignatius, auxilary bishop for Metropolitan John of Europe, along with Father Jean Mansour. Father Jean is attached to the Antiochian Orthodox parish, St. Mary’s, in Stockholm.

Bishop Ignatius met our mission group, confirmed one of our catechumens, Joel, and celebrated Divine Liturgy with us.


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Receiving help, and helping

We cannot emphasize enough how much we are encouraged by knowing that we are part of a worldwide community of belevivers. When Mikael stayed at the home of Fr. John (Touloumes), priest in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Pittburg, PA, he was not only blessed by Father John’s hospitality, but also by a gift from the church in Pittsburgh. Mikael was surprised and delighted to be presented with two beautiful icons of Christ and the Theotokos at the end of Divine Liturgy. It goes without saying that he was moved by this gift, and that the mission back home would benefit greatly from it.

At his stay in Pittburgh, Mikael gave a short presentation of our mission in Sweden, and talked a little about the concept of missions in general. The heart of the matter, said Mikael, is that everyone is a missionary, in their own context.

When Mikael and Herman came back from the U.S. we were very blessed to be visited by David Bhasme (second from left) from Bangalore, India. David is part of a newly started mission in Bangalore called Saint John Chrysostom Orthodox Community. We know how important it is as a mission to receive the support from brothers and sisters around the world, as described above, so we sent three of our old icons with him back to the community. Please pray for the Orthodox faithful in Bangalore, and visit their website: http://stjohnoc.wordpress.com.


Saint Sigfrid

On the 15th of February we celebrate one of Swedens most important saints, Saint Sigfrid of Växjö [pronounced VECK-shuh]. Sigfrid lived in the eleventh century and died around 1045. He was probably of Anglo-Aaxon or Nordic origins, and was sent as a missionary to, among other places, Sweden from England where he was a monk. He came to Sweden with three brother monks (according to legend they were called Unaman, Sunaman and Vinaman). Sigfrid continued the mission work that many had carried out before him. Among his predecessors were Saint Ansgar, Saint Unni and Bishop Turgot, as well as many monks whose names have been lost in history. Sigfrid distinguished himself from his predecessors because his work in Sweden bore significantly more fruit in the form of parishes and dioceses that were established, and which continued to thrive after his lifetime.

Sigfrids work was mostly confined to the mid-southern province of Sweden called Småland, as well as some work in the province around the Swedish west coast. The first Christian King of Sweden, King Olof “the Donor”, is thought to have been baptized by Sigfrid. The same king gave various lands and farms to the church as donations, hence the name “the Donor”. With these gifts King Olof created a more stable economic base on which to build the ongoing mission work.

Sigfrid converted many heathens to Christianity and baptized them. Many different springs around the south-west bear his name, as he is said to have baptized many converts in them. At these places he also stayed for extended periods of time, building up diocesan centers. Eventually he was informed that his three brother monks had been martyred in Småland where they had stayed to run the mission. He returned and continued their work. They had, among other things, established a Christian parish in Växjö, and built a church there.

According to legend, Unaman’s, Sunaman’s and Vinaman’s murderer had ordered that they be beheaded, and had placed their heads in a basket together with a heavy rock, throwing it into a lake. When Sigfrid arrived in the area he prayed to God that he might find the heads of his three friends. One night while he was walking alone in the woods, he saw three beacons of light floating across the water, coming towards shore. Sigfrid was curious, and so he took off his shoes and waded out into the water towards the light. Under the light he saw the basket with their heads floating towards him. Sigfrid interred the relics in the church in Växjö. When icons were later painted of Saint Sigfrid he was often depicted holding the basket with the three heads. King Olof “the Donor” came to Växjö soon after he heard about the death of the martyrs. His intention was to execute the murderers, but he was prevented by Sigfrid who plead for mercy on their behalf. The murderers were fined instead. The money from the fines was used to build up the diocese in Småland, where Sigfrid continued his missionary work.

Sigfrid died in Växjö on the 15th of February, and was soon revered as a saint. His relics are still there. The veneration of Saint Sigfrid has been very popular ever since, and he is considered one of the chief protectors of Sweden.


Supporting the Swedish mission

Many of you have asked us how you can help us in our missions work. We have been so blessed by all the gifts and encouragement we have received, including icons and liturgical equipment.

We don’t want you to feel that we are asking anything of you besides your prayers. Nevertheless, for those who want to contribute to our mission, we have set up a Paypal account that you can deposit money into.

Our outreach plans include travelling to nearby cities to hold vespers. We also print Orthodox litterature in Swedish (for example lives of Saints) and give them away at Christian conferences. These are the kinds of things we do with donations. But again, please feel that you are doing more than enough just by remembering to pray for our mission. Thank you for your support.

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God bless you as you continue to do God’s work in your own community. We are so encouraged to know that we have an extended family of Orthodox Christians around the world who support our mission work. Thank you again for all your prayers and gifts.

In Christ,

Herman Fields, Mikael Fälthammar and all the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church


Vår mission uppmärksammas i USA:

Vår församlingsplantering uppmärksammades av det Amerikanska Ärkestiftet i vår Kyrka för inte så länge sedan. Man skriver om Hermans och Mikaels resa till the Antiochian Village där de bl.a. fick träffa Hans Nåd Biskop Thomas av Charleston och många fäder, bröder och systrar som delade glädjen över att Ortodoxins ljus sprids även i Norden, bl.a. genom vår församlings verksamhet. Hela texten finns att läsa här.