Sunday
Nov212010

Charity Christmas Bazaar took place at the Cathedral of the Dormition

On Sunday 21st November, Feast of the Archangel Michael and other Bodiless Powers, after the festive Divine Liturgy, the charity Chris

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Pan-Orthodox Pastoral Committee began its work

n 16th November, the first working meeting of the Pastoral Committee of Pan-Orthodox Hierarchal Assembly in Great Britain and Ireland took place at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh.

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Sunday
Nov142010

The Cathedral in London received as a gift a portion of the Holy Relics of St John of Shanghai

On Sunday 14th November, part of the Holy Relics of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco was brought to the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London and presented as a gift to the Cathedral by the Diocese of San Francisco and Western America (ROCA).

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Monday
Nov082010

Archbishop Elisey with a group of pilgrims of the Diocese of Sourozh visited the Holy Land

From 1st to 8th November, a group of pilgrims of the Diocese of Sourozh leaded by Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh visited the Holy Land.

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Saturday
Oct232010

Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Wimborne

On Saturday 23rd October, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Parish of St Edward, King and Martyr, in Wimborne.

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Archbishop Elisey blessed the masts of HMS Belfast

On 19th October, Archbishop Elisey took part in a solemn ceremony to inaugurate the new masts for the light cruiser HMS Belfast, the last ship to participate in World War II.  The vessel has been repaired through the efforts of a team of Russian shipwrights. HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Head of the Presidential Administration of Russia, S.E. Naryshkin, and veterans of the Arctic convoys attended the ceremony.

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Sunday
Oct172010

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh made an archpastoral visit to Ireland

On Saturday 16th October, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the first hierarchal Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Parish of the Diocese of Sourozh in Galway.

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Saturday
Oct162010

The first Baptism took place on the Isle of Man

On Saturday 16th October, the first Baptism on the Isle of Man was celebrated at the Parish of the Royal Passion-Bearers in Douglas.

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Saturday
Oct092010

Archbishop Elisey consecrated a new church in Oxford

On Saturday 9th October, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh consecrated a new Church in honour of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Oxford.

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Thursday
Oct072010

Archbishop Elisey took part in the launch of The Way course of the IOCS

On 7th October, the official launch of The Way, a course introductory to the Orthodox faith, elaborated by the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge took place at the Hall of St Botolph's Church without Bishopgate, London.

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Thursday
Oct072010

The Holy Synod resolved to assign two new priests to the Diocese of Sourozh

On 6th October, at the ordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, it was resolved to assign Priest George Zavershinsky, employee of the Department for the External Church Relations, to the Diocese of Sourozh in order to provide pastoral service in Scotland and to assign Priest Nikolai Evseev, cleric of the Patriarchal metochion in Dublin, to the Diocese of Sourozh in order to provide pastoral care for the parishes of the Irish Deanery

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Saturday
Sep252010

Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Kings Lynn

On Saturday 25th September, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the parish of the Diocese of Sourozh in Kings Lynn.

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Saturday
Sep182010

Benedict XVI visited Great Britain

On 17th September, the Heads of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches took part in the evening service at Westminster Abbey dedicated to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop Elisey and some members of the Diocese of Sourozh attended the service among other representatives of Cristian Communities of Great Britain.

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Saturday
Sep112010

Clergy meeting of the Diocese of Sourozh took place at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God

On 11th September, day of commemoration of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London, the Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by almost all the clergy of the Diocese of Sourozh who complete their pastoral service in the territory of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Thursday
Sep092010

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Annual Nicean Club Dinner (Lambeth Palace)

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Thursday
Sep092010

DECR chairman and Archbishop of Canterbury meet at Lambeth Palace

On September 9, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the primate of the Church of England.

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Thursday
Sep092010

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visited the Catherdal of the Dormotion in London

On Thursday 9th September, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate visited the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London. Vladyka Hilarion was received by Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh, the the clergy and parishioners of the Cathedral - many of them remember Vladyka Hilarion from the time he served in the British Isles.

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Thursday
Sep092010

DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his visit to Great Britain

On September 9, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relation, met with the deputy director of the UN Drug and Crime Office, Mr. Yuri Fedotov, at the Russian embassy in London. Metropolitan Hilarion is on a visit to Great Britain with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and on invitation by Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury.

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Saturday
Sep042010

Moleben for the beginning of the academic year was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition

On Saturday, 4th September, after the Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated a Moleben for the beginning of the academic year at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London.

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Tuesday
Aug312010

Report on collections taken 15 to 31 August for the victims of the fires in Russia