‘Chaos & Beauty’
Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Saturday October 26, 2019

Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Chaos & Beauty

The ‘Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation’ is holding its eighth conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, to take place at St Sava’s Church Hall, 89 Lancaster Road, London W11.

Entitled ‘Chaos and Beauty’, the conference will reflect on Metropolitan Anthony’s understanding of chaos as potentialities, and the ways in which this relates to our experience of life, of God, of one another and the world. We include below his own words on chaos – words which remain vital and relevant to the challenges we face today.

There are several aspects in chaos: a disorderly, disorganised state; the destruction of a pre-existing order; and lastly, the fact that God created a world that held infinite possibilities, a chaos pregnant with perfect Beauty when it will be ultimately unfolded; and that God called out of “possibility” (the original “chaos”) all that was basic or mature, and left it to men to help all other “Possibilities” to unfold and form a Cosmos, i.e. Beauty Unfurled and Revealed. I compared this Primaeval Chaos to the cell, which in the womb develops into an organised grouping of cells, then into a foetus, and ultimately matures to become a child who in his own turn will grow into full maturity — ideally into the “full measure of the stature of Christ”. To organise, to freeze such a chaos, to stop its unfolding into all that it can become is a temptation, because, then, the chaos is tamed, subdued, enslaved and holds no fear for us; but it is the end of its becoming…

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Programme and application form will follow in August. The day will run from 9:15 a.m to 7:00 p.m., with Talks, Films and Round Table, breaks for tea and lunch, wine and refreshments at the end. Teas, Wine & refreshments are provided but please bring your own sandwiches for lunch.

Booking is essential. Places are limited.


Provisional Timetable


9:15 Coffee and Registration

10:15 Morning Programme

The Christian life: between the chaos of sin and the beauty of redemption’. Father Dragos Herescu, IOCS Cambridge

‘Mary, the Mother of God, and the ‘pregnant’ promise of God’s creation’ Mary Cunningham, Oxford

12:15 Lunch

1:25 Afternoon Programme

Discovering Beauty in our World — Meaning and Sacrament. Revd Dr John Binns, Staffordshire
Film of Metropolitan Anthony

Building Beauty Between Persons: Reconciliation in Relationships. Revd Deborah Walton, Staffordshire

3:30 Coffee & Refreshments

4:15 Round Table
Open discussion on themes arising in the conference.

Chair: Deacon Peter Scorer

Panel: Father Dragos Herescu, Mary Cunningham, Revd Dr. John Binns, Revd Deborah Walton, and invited guests

5:45 Film of Metropolitan Anthony

6:10 Panikhida (prayers for the departed)

6:30 Wine & Refreshments

Speakers


I. Father Dragos Herescu

Cambridge

II. Mary Cunningham

Oxford

III. Revd Dr John Binns

Staffordshire

IV. Revd Deborah Walton

Staffordshire

Registration


To reserve a place please register and we will send Programme and Application form to you. You can download the booking form here and send it with the payment to the address mentioned in the booking form.

As demand is high, we encourage you to apply early, and at latest by October 14, 2019.

After that please check with the organizers by telephone or e-mail (below) to see if places remain.

No tickets are issued, but once booked your names will be on a list at registration.





Venue


Directions:

The Conference will take place at:

The Church Hall of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava

89-91 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ.

The Church is located a few yards from the junction with Ladbroke Grove.

Buses:

7, 23, 52, 70, and 452. ‘Ladbroke Grove Station’ bus stop is 150 metres from the Church.

Tube:

Ladbroke Grove Station is 200 metres from the Church. Holland Park station is a 15 minute walk away. Notting Hill Gate and Royal Oak are a 20 minute walk.