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Courses, Study Days and Retreats

We organise periodic educational events in areas related to our work. We look forward to developing this area of our activity as funds permit. Our educational events have included:


The Living Tradition of St Seraphim of Sarov
Certificate of Higher Education in Orthodox Christian Studies
No. of sessions: 10
Tutors: Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia & Jeanne Knights MA (Cantab)

  1. To introduce the life and legacy of St Seraphim of Sarov and to explore its importance in the Orthodox tradition.
  2. To introduce the doctrine of theosis and examine its manifestation in the life of a holy person, the life of St Seraphim of Sarov.
  3. To consider the historical, spiritual, and theological context in which St Seraphim lived and in which his living legacy has been transmitted and is operative today.
  4. To examine the contemporary relevance of the witness of St Seraphim for today.

Study Days

Living with St Seraphim
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Very Revd Maxim Nikolsky, Jeanne Knights

'Speak to me as if I were alive and I will be alive for you.'       St Seraphim of Sarov

Many people of all ages and walks of life experience great closeness to St Seraphim a closeness that can influence their whole life, its rhythm, direction, action and prayer. This study day explores different aspects of this relationship from perspectives of personal, contemporary and eternal relevance.


We have led retreat programmes on such themes as:

'Acquire the Spirit of Peace'
Sacramental Vision
Sacramental Reality

Living Testimony Training Week in the Lobachevsky University, Nizhni Novgorod
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