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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Cards

A selection of Christmas cards are available from the bookstall at the Brotherhood priced at 20p each including a gummed 'V flap' gift card envelope. 

The card above was designed and painted by Grace Meeking and published jointly by Saint Edward Brotherhood and Saint George Orthodox Information Service. A pack of 10 cards and envelopes are available for £3.50 including UK postage. Discounts are available for larger orders. For example two packs (20 cards and envelopes) cost £5.00, and three packs £7.00 including postage. For larger orders, please email the Brotherhood.

To order please email the Brotherhood through our website.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Homeopathy and Orthodoxy

Following the recent discussion in the media of whether homeopathy should be provided on the National Health Service in the UK, the article available here explains the position of our diocese on the practice of homeopathy in particular, and alternative medicine in general.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Confession of Faith

The Confession of Faith approved by the Holy Synod, in its fourth session, is available here, and on the Saint Edward Brotherhood website.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Iconography Website

The sisters of the Convent of Saint Philothei, Sweden, have launched an English version of their iconography website. In addition to their own hand-painted icons, the sisters also sell prints of icons produced by the Convent of the Holy Angels, Greece and the Convent of Saint Elizabeth the Grand Duchess, Etna. These prints are available on canvas or archival photographic paper. The canvas prints are also available mounted on wood.

Icons shipped to the UK from Sweden are not subject to customs duty and handling charges which can be a problem when ordering from the U.S.A. 

For more details visit the convent's website

Friday, 21 August 2015

GCSE Results

All five Year 11 students in our parish passed their GCSEs with an impressive array of grades including 8 A* and 23 A grades. More importantly, all showed commendable commitment and effort in their studies. Congratulations to Jasmin Daraktchieva, Elizabeth Maties, Paul Popov, Lavinia-Paula Rogojina and Joanna Rotherham. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Eastern Christian Supply Company

The Eastern Christian Supply Company now has our latest book in stock, thereby providing a cheaper shipping option for readers in the U.S.A. and Canada. This bookstore is run by Fr. David and Presbytera Juliana Cownie, the authors of the highly recommended A Guide to Orthodox Life. Eastern Christian Supply are also stockists of our other recent publications, Young Children and the Church and The Ark of Salvation. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Christian Union Shipping

Our new book is now available on Amazon with international shipping.  For larger orders, and to enquire about discounts for bookstores, please email:

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

New Book Published

A new book from Saint Edward Brotherhood has just been published. It is entitled Christian Union? An Orthodox Christian's Guide to Ecumenism: Past, Present and Future.

From the back cover:

The issue of how people of different religions relate to each other is rarely out of the news, with many modern day conflicts fuelled by religious disputes. Many Christians are convinced that only compromise in religious beliefs can result in lasting unity and peace. This assumption drives the movement for union between Christian denominations which is called ecumenism. Ecumenism tries to overcome divisions among religions by theological compromise; all major non-Orthodox Churches and most Orthodox Churches support it in some form or other. Churches that promote ecumenism do not accept that the Orthodox Church is the Body of Christ and that She expresses the Christian Faith perfectly. As a result, any proposed ecumenical compromise will not be based on truth. It is this denial of truth that ensures that ecumenism, modernism and compromise will never be a solution to the issue of religious conflict. It is only by changing ourselves, within the Orthodox Church, that we can change the world around us. In this brief guide we discuss the history of ecumenism and the effects of modernism on the Orthodox Church. In the FAQ section we try to provide some practical answers to the problems faced by Orthodox Christians living in an increasingly ecumenical world. Using the writings of the Church Fathers we explore how it is possible to reject the compromise of ecumenism but still witness to the truth of the Orthodox Faith with love and compassion.

Christian Union? is written in an approachable style and discusses the history of ecumenism and more everyday matters that concern Orthodox Christians living in the world. The book is A5 in size, 85 pages long with 15 black and white illustrations and 2 full colour plates. It is available direct from the Brotherhood’s website and from Amazon

Sample pages:

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

New Icon Card

We have printed a new icon card of Saints Cuthbert and Aidan of Lindisfarne. Both icons are venerated at the Shrine Church of Saint Edward the Martyr and were painted by the sisters of the Convent of Saint Elizabeth, Etna California. The cards are available at 30p each from the bookstall at the Brotherhood. Please enquire about postage.


Friday, 13 February 2015

Icon Book

We still have copies of Sinai Byzantium Russia available from our bookstall and on Amazon at a heavily discounted price. All copies are brand new and unread.

Click here to buy from Amazon

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Great Blessing of the Waters

After the Divine Liturgy on the Great Feast of Theophany, the service of the Great Blessing of the Waters was held at Chertsey.

All photos by Jon Taylor