Bishop attacked in Egypt

LOI are sad to hear of the attack on the Coptic bishop, Bishop Makarios of Minya, in Egypt, on Monday morning (30 September) when he and his vehicle came under fire. The bishop, according to a statement issued by the Minya Diocese, was visiting the village of Garees in Abu Qerqas to offer condolences to the family […]

The Inextinguishable flame

As 45 participants, from Orthodox and Evangelical communitiaries around the would, gathered for the Opening Banquet of the Lausanne-Orthodox Consultation tonight we were reminded of the ‘Inextinguishable flame of Christ’.  Welcoming us to St. Vlash monastery and to Albania, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania reminded us of the suffering of the […]

Arrival in St. Vlash

Last night Archbishop Jeronymos of Mwanza, Grace Mathews and Mark Oxbrow arrived at St. Vlash monastery. For those of you still on the way here I can tell you it is a very beautiful location with the cathedral, a place of prayer, at the heart of everything. At the liturgy this morning we prayed for you all […]


The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative Consultation at St. Vlash Monastery in Albania begins on Monday 2 September 2013.  We would value your prayers.