Saturday
Nov072009

Pastoral visit to the city of Hull

With the blessing of Bishop Elisey of Sourozh , Fr Maxim Mitrofanov, priest of the London Dormition Cathedral made a pastoral visit to Kingston-upon-Hull, West Yorkshire.

The Russian Orthodox community in Hull numbers several hundred people from Russia and East-European countries, as well as English people who have become Orthodox.

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Sunday
Nov012009

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits the Diocesan Cathedral in London

On Sunday, the 1st of November, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, who came to London to participate in a conference, visited the Cathedral of the Diocese of Sourozh.

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Saturday
Oct312009

Bishop Elisey visits Tunbridge Wells in Kent

Bishop Elisey of Sourozh visited the Eucharistic Community of St. Luke in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on the 31st of October, the patronal feast day of the community.

During the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, His Grace was assisted by the parish priest Father David Smith and Protodeacon Dmitry Nedostupenko of the Diocesan Cathedral in London.

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Sunday
Oct252009

Bishop Elisey visits Swindon

On the 25th of October Bishop Elisey of Sourozh made an archpastoral visit to the Eucharistic Community of Ss Peter and Paul in Swindon.

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Saturday
Sep122009

Extraordinary meeting of the Diocesan Assembly

On Saturday ,12th of September, an extraordinary meeting of the Diocesan Assembly took place in the Cathedral of Dormition and All Saints.

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Saturday
Sep122009

New school year begins at the parochial children’s school of the Cathedral

A new school year of the parochial children’s school of the London Cathedral of the Dormition of Mother of God and All Saints began on the 12th of September, which is the remembrance day of the Right-believing Prince, Saint Alexander Nevsky.

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Wednesday
Sep092009

The ruling bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh visited Ireland

On the 5th and 6th of September, His Grace Elisey, Bishop of Sourozh, has visited Ireland. Vladyka arrived to the stavropegical parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Dublin with a reliquary with parts of the relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeht and nun Barbara.

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Saturday
Aug292009

The Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and nun Barbara arrived to the St. Elizabeth community in Robertsbridge (East Sussex)

One Sunday the 29th of August his grace Elisey, Bishop of Sourozh, arrived to St. Elizabeth community with a reliquary containing parts of the holy relics of Grand Duchess Elizabeth and nun Barbara, the Patron Saint of the community. Vladyka Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the community’s house of prayer. Archpriest Maxim Nikolsky from the London Cathedral and priest David Smith, Rector of a nearby parish in Tunbridge Wells, con-celebrated the Liturgy.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Consecration of a new priest took place in the Cathedral on the feast of Transfiguration

On the 19th of August, the feast of Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, a new priest - Nikolay Evseev - was ordained in the London Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints. The consecration of deacon Nikolay was conducted by His Grace Bishop Elisey of Sourozh who led the festive Divine Liturgy in concelebration with the clergy of the Cathedral. Father Nikolay will be serving in Ireland.

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Saturday
Aug152009

Bishop Elisey of Sourozh arrived to the parish of St. Ephraim the Syrian in Cambridge with parts of the Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara

On Saturday the 15th of August Bishop Elisey of Sourozh arrived to the parish of St. Ephraim the Syrian in Cambridge with parts of the Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara. A Divine Liturgy was celebrated.

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Friday
Jul312009

The holy relics of Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and nun Barbara were venerated in the Cathedral of the Diocese of Sourozh

From 17th to 31st of July, a chest with parts of the relics of Holy Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and nun Barbara was present in the Cathedral. The relics were brought to the Cathedral from the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in Chiswick on the 17th of July, which is the day of remembrance of the Royal martyrs.

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Friday
Jul172009

Bishop Elisey visited the Cathedral in Chiswick on its Patron Saint’s day

On the 17th of July, the day of remembrance of the Holy Royal martyrs, Bishop Elisey of Sourozh, together with Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and the Great Britain, have celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Cathedral of Dormition in Chiswick. The Liturgy was celebrated in the lower Church, consecrated in honour of the Holy Royal martyrs.

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Tuesday
Jul142009

On the day of celebration of the Holy Prophet Elijah the Cathedral hosted parts of Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara

On the 27th of June, the day of remembrance of the Holy Prophet Elijah, parts of Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara were brought to the Diocesan Cathedral. At 10 o’clock in the morning the relics were met by the clergy of the Diocese of Sourozh and the Diocese of Germany and Great Britain (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) followed by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Most Reverend Mark, Archbishop of Germany and Great Britain, Reverend Elisey, Bishop of Sourozh and Most Reverend Anatoly, Archbishop of Kerch, concelebrated by the clergy of both Dioceses.

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Saturday
Jul042009

Bishop Elisey’s visit to the parish of St. John of Shanghai in Colchester

On the 4th of July Bishop Elisey visited the St. John of Shanghai and San-Francisco orthodox community (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) in Colchester.

Colchester’s Orthodox beleivers, who on that day celebrated their patron Saint’s day, had an honour to host in their church parts of the Holy Relics of the Righteous Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara, which were brought with the blessing of Archbishop Mark (Ardnt) of Berlin and Germany.

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Wednesday
Jun242009

Bishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated a moleben at St. Alban’s shrine

On the 20th of June the Right Reverend, Bishop Elisey of Sourozh, celebrated a moleben at the shrine of St. Alban, the first British martyr, in the town of St. Albans, which is named after the Saint. The service was conducted in both English and Church Slavonic languages. Among those present at the moleben were priest Stephen Platt, the Secretary General of the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius and the Rector of St. Nicholas parish in Oxford.

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Monday
Jun222009

Pilgrimage to the St. John the Baptist monastery in Essex

On the 20th of June a traditional pilgrimage to the St. John the Baptist monastery in Essex took place.

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Friday
Jun192009

Memorial Evening on the 95th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Anthony

On Friday 19th June,.on the 95th birthday of the ever memorable Metropolitan Anthony, a panikhida was served at the London Cathedral of the Dormition. 

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Tuesday
Jun092009

Press Release: High Court Decision in the Dispute Between the Diocese of Sourozh and the Episcopal Vicariate

In speaking about the judgment, Bishop Elisey of Sourozh said that, "We welcome this judgment, which recognises the vigorous life of the Diocese and the London Parish and the importance of its work. The Russian Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom remains true to its original vision and purpose, which is to minister to all adherents to the Russian Orthodox tradition, of whatever nationality or background. We give thanks that this judgment will now allow the Church to devote all of its energies and all of its resources to such vision and purpose."

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Wednesday
May272009

"Sourozh" journal re-launched

After a break in publication, caused by organisational and financial difficulties, a new issue of “Sourozh”, the 104th, has been published. This journal was created under the spiritual guidance of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, and was published by the diocese for many years.

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Tuesday
May262009

Annual Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh

The Annual Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh took place from 22nd to 25th May at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, near Reigate, Surrey, on the theme “Living as Orthodox in the Modern World”.

Approximately one hundred and fifty members of the clergy and laity (including children of all ages) from various parts of United Kingdom attended the conference, some as day visitors. Issues discussed included the interaction between the Church and society, and the life of believers in the rapidly changing world.

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