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. The reading of the Gospel before the funeral ended at Lk 8:15, 'But that (seed) on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience' - truly a fitting epitaph for Father John.
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.
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.
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.
On 11th June, Archbishop Elisey attended a service in Westminster Abbey, dedicated to the Orthodox British composer Sir John Tavener.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the night of Holy Pascha, 19th to 20th Apil, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh led the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ.
Beloved in the Lord
Your Graces the archpastors,
all-honourable pastors and deacons,
God-loving monks and nuns,
dear brothers and sisters!
Great Saturday 19th April
The services are celebrated in the small church
The small church is open from 9:00 till 22:00
9:15 Confession (in the library)
10:00 Hours. Vespers. Liturgy
At Easter night and morning the services will be celebrated in the square in front of the Cathedral.
22:00 Reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles in the square.
Glorious Resurrection of Christ 20th April
00:00 Easter Procession, Easter Matins, Divine Liturgy in the square.
10:00 Late Divine Liturgy in the square.
Small church opens at 15.00
18:00 Easter Vespers in the small church.
The mystery of Confession will not be held during the Easter service. Those who confessed during the Great lent are blessed to take the Holy Communion. On Great Saturday 19th April, the Confession will be held in the library from 9:15 during the Liturgy and then in the course of the day in the small temple till 22:00.
Blessing of the kulichs will be on Great Saturday
19th April - during the day, from 13:00 till 23:00,
and also after the Easter Liturgy at about 3:00.
The kulichs may be bought at the Cathedral from 11th April.
On 22nd March, feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh visited the Parish of the Meeting of the Lord in Bradford and celebrated the Divine Liturgy together with the Rector, Archpriest Gennady Andreev, and Archdeacon Dmitry Nedostupenko.
On 9th March, the Day of Orthodoxy, the traditional Pan-Orthodox Vespers was celebrated in London.
The services of the first week of Great Lent are being celebrated in their fullness in the small church at the Cathedral.
On 20th January 2014, works on the refurbishment and embellishment of the church will begin at the Cathedral of the Dormition.
Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the archpastors, pastors, monks and nuns and all the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church
Beloved in the Lord Your Graces the archpastors,
all-honourable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns,
dear brothers and sisters!