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!
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF
E L I S E Y
ARCHBISHOP OF SOUROZH
TO THE PASTORS AND ALL FAITHFUL CHILDREN
OF THE DIOCESE OF SOUROZH
OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
Dearly beloved in the Lord, honourable pastors
and God-loving laypeople,
dear brothers and sisters!
On Tuesday 10th December 2013 a part of the wood of the Holy Cross of Christ, which has been brought to England from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, arrived in Oxford.
The opening of the exhibition "The Contemporary Russian icon" will take place on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at 18:30 in the exhibition room of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom, at First floor, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED.
The Great Holy Relic of the Christian World, a Fragment of the Holy Cross of our Lord has been brought to the Cathedral of the Dormition
On Saturday 30th November, the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God was honoured to receive a fragment of the Holy Cross of our Lord.
The 7th Meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assembly of Britain and Ireland took place on 15th October, 2013 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, London.
Archbishop Elisey took part in the 7th meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assembly for Britain and Ireland
On 15th October, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in the 7th meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assembly for Britain and Ireland, which was held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas in West London.
On 25 September 2013, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Arcbishop Elisey of Sourozh attended the episcopal ordination of Canon Jonathan Goodall which took place in the main Cathedral of Westminster Abbey.
On September 24, 2013, during his working visit to London, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk paid a visit to the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who represented the Holy See in Moscow till 2010.
On September 24, 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, during his working visit to London, met with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Roman Catholic Church).
Archbishop Elisey took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 300 anniversary of Alexander Nevsky Lavra
From 11th to 12th September, Archbishop Elisey visited Saint Petersburg and, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 300 anniversary of Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
On the blessing of His Emminence Archbisop Elisey, on 24 September 2013, the day of memory of saint venerable Silouan of Athos, spiritual father of Archimsndrate Sophrony (Sakharov), founder of the monastery, there will be a pilgrimage to the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex.
On 4th August, the memory of Metropolitan Anthony, who departed to the Lord ten years ago, was prayerfully observed at the London Cathedral.
July 30, Archbishop Elisey and archpriest Alexander Gorbunov attended a reception hosted by a prominent British politician and economist, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, member of Parliament Vincent Cable in association with Bishop Angelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Church in the United Kingdom.
Sunday 4th August will be 10th anniversary of the blessed repose of Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom).