« 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. He celebrated the Divine Liturgy assisted by Priest Nikolay Evseev, the Rector of the parish, and Protodeacon Dmitri Nedostupenko, cleric of Cathedral of the Dormition in London.

 After meeting with the parishioners Archbishop Elisey presided at the Annual Parish Meeting at which the Parish Council was re-elected and current parish issues were resolved.

 On the same day Archbishop Elisey visited the neighbouring town of Kilkenney where he celebrated a Paschal moleben with the Akathist to the Resurrection  of Christ and discussed with local believers the possibility of opening a new Orthodox parish in this town at some point in the future.

On the evening of the 10th of May His Eminence came to Dublin, where a meeting of the clergy of the Diocese of Sourozh serving in Ireland was held.

On May 11th, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Archbishop Elisey headed the Divine Liturgy at the Partiarchal Metochion of Ss Peter and Paul in Dublin. The Rector of the Metochion Archpriest Mikhail Nasonov, Archpriest Nikolay Kobets, Priast Nikolay Evseev, Protodeacon Dmitri Nedostupenko and Deacon Sergei Staravoitau, a cleric of the Metochion, concelebrated.

By the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia during the Divine Liturgy Archbishop Elisey ordained as a deacon the churchwarden of the Metochion, Sergei Sokolov. The newly-ordained deacon will serve in Ss Peter and Paul's Patriarchal Metochion. On the occasion of EasterVladyka conferred the kamilavka on Priest Nikolai Evseev.

During the service prayers were offered for the cessation of civil strife and the restoration of peace in Ukraine.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy there was an Easter procession in the square in front of the church.

After the service Archbishop Elisey blessed the students of the parish church school and conveyed Easter greetings to Russian-speaking believers in Ireland in the "Russian Hour" programme of State Irish radio.




Visit to Waterford;

Visit to Kilkenney;

Visit to Dublin.