Tuesday
Jan062015

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF EL I S EY ARCHBISHOP OF SOUROZH

Dearly beloved in the Lord, honourable pastors

and God-loving laypeople,

dear brothers and sisters! 

I greet you most warmly with the great feast of the Nativity of Christ, the triumph of the uniting of Heaven and earth through the mysterious birth into the world of the God-child!

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Friday
Dec262014

The Festive Christmas Services on Tuesday, 6th January will be celebrated in the MAIN CHURCH of the Cathedral of the Dormition

VIGIL will begin at 9.00pm.

DIVINE LITURGY will begin at about 11.00pm.

Friday
Dec262014

The Small Consecration of the MAIN CHURCH of the Cathedral of the Dormition will take place on New Year's Eve

In connection with the completion of the first phase of repairs and the reconstruction of the altar, 

On the 31st of December at 5.00pm the newly built altar of the Main Church will be consecrated. 

On the 31st of December at 6.00pm a Moleben for the New Year will be served. 

At midnight the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, beginning with the Hours at 11.30pm on 31st December.

Saturday
Dec202014

Diocesan Meeting meets in Manchester

On Saturday, Dec 20th, the annual Diocesan Meeting was held in Manchester at the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God.

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Tuesday
Dec092014

Representatives of the Diocese of Sourozh attended the First International Congress of Orthodox Youth in Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill addressed the audience about the importance of being grateful to God, leadership, youth work and searching for one’s other half.

On the 18th and 19th of November, 2014, a large-scale International Orthodox Youth Forum was held in Moscow. 10,000 delegates came from Russian Orthodox dioceses from all over the world, from Kazakhstan to Canada, Siberia to Ireland. The Diocese of Sourozh was represented by Archpriest Stephen Platt from Oxford, Anastasia Denisova from London and Ivan Kozodoev from Dublin.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

Christian Leaders in Great Britain discussed the plight of Christians in the Middle East

On 3rd September 2014, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in an unprecedented meeting of the leaders and representatives of the Christian Churches of Great Britain and the Churches of the Middle East.

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Thursday
Aug282014

Archbishop Elisey led festive celebrations on the Parish Patronal Festival of the London Dormition Cathedral

On 28 August, on the parish holy day of the Dormition of The Mother of God, the festive church service took place in the small church of the London Dormition Cathedral.

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Wednesday
Aug202014

The Cathedral bids farewell to Archpriest Maxim Mitrofanov

On Sunday 17th August, Archpriest Maxim Mitrofanov celebrated his last service as a priest of the London Cathedral.

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Monday
Aug042014

Panikhida was celebrated at the Brompton cemetery on the memorial day of Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom)

On 4th of August, the day of the 11th anniversary of the repose of ever-memorable Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom), founder of the Diocese of Sourozh, Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch, Suffragan Bishop of the diocese, celebrated a panikhida at the Old Brompton cemetery.

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Thursday
Jul242014

The funeral of Archpriest John Lee took place in London

The funeral of Archpriest John Lee, former Dean of the London Cathedral of the Dormition, took place  at St Andrew's, Holborn on Tuesday, 1st July.

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Sunday
Jun222014

A Conference, ‘Metropolitan Anthony: Pastor of the Church of Christ: in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth’, took place near London

2014 is a jubilee year for the Diocese of Sourozh, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founder, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom). One of the main events dedicated to the jubilee was the Annual Sourozh Diocesan Conference ‘Metropolitan Anthony: Pastor of the Church of Christ’, which took place on 20th - 22nd June in Hertfordshire near London.

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Thursday
Jun192014

Repose of Archpriest John Lee, former Dean of the London Cathedral

Archpriest John Lee, a close friend and disciple of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom), peacefully departed this life on the evening of 18th June.

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Thursday
Jun192014

The 100th Anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Anthony was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London

On 19th June, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom), the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at theCathedral with the participation of a large number of the faithful.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Archbishop Elisey attended a service dedicated to the Orthodox composer Sir John Tavener

On 11th June, Archbishop Elisey attended a service in Westminster Abbey, dedicated to the Orthodox British composer Sir John Tavener.

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Sunday
Jun082014

The Miracle-working ‘‘Kursk-Root’’ Icon of the Mother of God ‘‘of the Sign’’ visited the Dormition Cathedral

On 8th June, Feast of the Holy Trinity, the Miracle-working ‘‘Kursk-Root’’ Icon of the Mother of God ‘‘of the Sign’’ visited the Dormition Cathedral of the Diocese of Sourozh. 

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Thursday
May292014

Archbishop Elisey met with Metropolitan Ignatios of the Antiochian Orthodox Church

On Thursday, May 29th, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Archbishop Elisey met with His Eminence, Metropolitan Ignatios of the Archdiocese of France, Western and Southern Europe, who is on a pastoral visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.

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Saturday
May242014

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh and Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch took part in the festivities on the occasion of the Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture

On 24th May, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles (the Name Day of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia) and the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture, Archbishop Elisey if Sourozh and Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh, took  part in the solemn celebration of the Divine Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

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Wednesday
May142014

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh was the guest preacher at the annual View Day service at the Church of St Bartholemew the Great

On Wedsday 14th May, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh was the guest preacher at the annual View Day service at the Church of St Bartholemew the Great in the City of London.

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Sunday
May112014

Archbishop Elisey visited  Ireland

On Saturday, 10th May, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh made an archpastoral visit to the parish of St Patrick of Ireland in Waterford.

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Sunday
May042014

Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St Nicholas parish in East London

On May 4th, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Moldavian-speaking parish of St Nicholas in East London.

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