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Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist,
Tolleshunt Knights, Essex
Saturday, 3 July, 2010

Members of the Friends of Mount Athos are invited to participate in a one-day visit to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex on Saturday 3 July 2010. The pilgrimage will be led by FOMA President Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia.

There will be no charge for the participants but we may wish to make our own offerings. There is a box for cash and cheques in the Library. Destinations include Telavi, Mtskheta, Gudauri, Kazbegi, and Gori.

The Programme (subject to small changes) will be as follows:

  • Arrival 11am: Morning coffee and tea in the Refectory. Welcome from the abbot, Fr Kyrill. Guided tour around the Monastery.
  • Lunch 1 pm: Food will not be provided by the Monastery. Please bring your own lunch and cold beverages. The Monastery will serve coffee and tea.
  • 2 pm: A talk by a member of the community. Visit to the old Church.
  • 4 pm: Afternoon tea and coffee in the Refectory.
  • 5pm: Departure. Visitors who wish to stay for a part or all of the Vigil in Saint Silouan's Church, beginning 5 pm, may do so. However, they will need to leave the Monastery before the evening meal, taken in the Refectory, directly after the church service.

If you are interested in participating in this event please notify Dimitri Conomos by post, email or phone: