Thursday
Sep092010

DECR chairman and Archbishop of Canterbury meet at Lambeth Palace

On September 9, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the primate of the Church of England.

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Thursday
Sep092010

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visited the Catherdal of the Dormotion in London

On Thursday 9th September, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate visited the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London. Vladyka Hilarion was received by Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh, the the clergy and parishioners of the Cathedral - many of them remember Vladyka Hilarion from the time he served in the British Isles.

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Thursday
Sep092010

DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his visit to Great Britain

On September 9, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relation, met with the deputy director of the UN Drug and Crime Office, Mr. Yuri Fedotov, at the Russian embassy in London. Metropolitan Hilarion is on a visit to Great Britain with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and on invitation by Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury.

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Saturday
Sep042010

Moleben for the beginning of the academic year was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition

On Saturday, 4th September, after the Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated a Moleben for the beginning of the academic year at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London.

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Tuesday
Aug312010

Report on collections taken 15 to 31 August for the victims of the fires in Russia

Sunday
Aug292010

The Feast of Dormition of the Mother of God was solemnly celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London

On Saturday 28th August, the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London.

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Friday
Aug272010

Archbishop Elisey blessed the Antimensions for the parishes of the Diocese of Sourozh

On 27th August, the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, the Patronal Feast of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Sourozh, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh blessed the Antimensions received with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to celebrate divine services in the 30 parishes of the Diocese of Sourozh.

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Monday
Aug232010

Collections for the victims of the fires in Russia are continuing

On 18th August, the Diocese of Sourozh transferred £5000 in aid of the victims of the forest fires in Russia to the special account of the Department of Church Charity and Social Work of the Holy Synod.

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Saturday
Aug212010

Pilgrims from the Cathedral of the Dormition and the Parish of St Andrew the First-Called visited the holy places of Essex

On Saturday, 21st August, the parishioners of the Cathedral of the Dormition in London together with the faithful of the Parish of St Andrew the First-Called in Romford took part in a pilgrimage to the holy places of Essex.

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Sunday
Aug152010

Special collection in aid of the fire victims in Russia is being carried out by the Diocese of Sourozh

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh called the members of the Diocese of Sourozh to support those who suffered from the forest fires in Russia.

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Thursday
Aug052010

St Seraphim’s Youth Camp 2010

The annual children’s summer camp of the Diocese of Sourozh, dedicated to St Seraphim of Sarov, took place in the village of Malswick, near Newent in Gloucestershire, from 24 July – 4 August. The camp is under the direction of Fr Stephen Platt, co-head of the Diocesan Youth Department, and organised with the support of the Parish of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Oxford.

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Wednesday
Jul282010

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in the celebrations of the Baptism of Russ in Kiev

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh visited Kiev, capital of Ukraine, from 22nd to 28th July and took part in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church and the celebrations of the 1022nd anniversary of the Baptism of Russ.

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Sunday
Jul182010

Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Bodiam on the Patronal Feast of the Parish

On Sunday, 18th July, the commemoration of the Venerable Martyrs the Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Parish of the Diocese of Sourozh in Bodiam which was celebrating its Patronal Feast.

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Saturday
Jul172010

Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Patronal Festival at Chiswick

On Saturday, 17th July, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in Chiswick, London, on the occasion of the Patronal Festival of the Lower church, which is decicated to the Holy Royal Martyrs, the Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

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Sunday
Jun272010

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in Birmingham

On Sunday, 27 June, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Parish of All British Saints in Birmingham, West Midlands.

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Saturday
Jun262010

Drafts of the Statutes of the Diocese of Sourozh and Model Statutes of the Parish of the Diocese of Sourozh were accepted at the Diocesan Assembly meeting

On Saturday, 26th June, a Diocesan Assembly meeting was held at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London at which for the second and final time the drafts of the civil Statutes of the Diocese of Sourozh and Model civil Statutes of the Parish of the Diocese of Sourozh were accepted.

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Tuesday
Jun222010

Archbishop Elisey took part in the Reception at Lambeth Palace in honour of the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assembly

On 22nd June, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in the Reception organized by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace in honour of the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assembly.

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Monday
Jun212010

At the Pan-Orthodox Assembly of Hierarchs in Great Britain Archbishop Elisey was elected Chairman of the Pastoral and Inter-Orthodox Commissions 

On 21st June, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in the Pan-Orthodox Assembly of Bishops with responsibility in the British Isles, which was held at Thyateira House, the centre of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Patriarchate of Constantinople).

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Sunday
Jun202010

Divine Liturgy in front of the Icon “Znamenie” in Chiswick

On Sunday, 20th June, on the invitation of Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany (ROCA), Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Mother of God in Chiswick dedicated to the arrival of the wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to the Chiswick Cathedral on that day.

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Saturday
Jun192010

The wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God at the Dormition Cathedral

On Saturday 19 June, the wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God arrived at the Cathedral of the Dormition in London.

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