Sunday
Mar282010

Ordination of new priest and deacon took place on the feast of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem

On Sunday 28 February, the Feast of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh preformed two ordinations during the festive Holy Liturgy at the Dormition Cathedral.

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Friday
Mar262010

Welcome to the Redesigned Diocesan Website!

With the blessing of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh the diocesan website was renovated to make it more colourful, interesting and user-friendly.

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Saturday
Mar202010

The Diocesan Assembly presented the Statutes of the Diocese of Sourozh

On Saturday, 20 March, a meeting of the Assembly of the Diocese of Sourozh took place at the Cathedral of the Donmition in London. At the meeting, a new edition of the Diocesan Statutes was presented.

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Sunday
Mar142010

Archbishop Elisey presided at the Liturgy on the Patronal Festival of the Parish of Saint David of Wales in Derby

On Sunday, 14 March, feast of Saint David of Wales, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh made an archpastoral visit to the parish of Saint David of Wales in Derby, Derbyshire.

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Saturday
Mar132010

First Divine Liturgy in Southampton

On Saturday, 13 March, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in Southampton together with Archpriest Vadim Zakrevskiy and Protodeacon Dimitriy Nedostupenko, clergymen of the London Dormition Cathedral.

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Thursday
Mar112010

Archbishop of Canterbury was decorated with Russian Order of Friendship

On Thursday 11 March, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowen Williams was decorated with Russian Order of Friendship during the solemn ceremony in the Russian Embassy in London. Yuri Fedotov, Russian Ambassador in the UK, presented the Order to the leader of the Church of England.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in a regular session of the Holy Synod 

On Friday 5 March, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh took part in a regular session of the Holy Synod, held under the presidency of the His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the historical building of the Holy Sinod in Saint Petersburg. 

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Sunday
Feb212010

The traditional Pan-Orthodox Vespers was celebrated in London

The traditional Pan-Orthodox Vespers was celebrated in London on 21 February, on the day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, in presence of hierarchs, clergy and laity of the Constantinopolitan, Antiochian, Russian, Georgian, Serbian and other Local Orthodox Churches in Great Britain. In accordance with the established sequence, this year Vespers took place in the Serbian Cathedral in London. Ektenias and chants were performed in English, Church Slavonic, Greek and Arabic by choirs from different Orthodox churches of London.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Bishop Elisey of Sourozh was elevated to the rank of Archbishop 

During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy celebrated to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church granted hierarchical awards to several hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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Saturday
Dec262009

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE of Bishop Elisey of Sourozh

to the Pastors and all Faithful Children of the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church

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Thursday
Nov262009

Bishop Elisey celebrates the third anniversary of consecration

On 26th November, the Feast of St John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, his Grace Elisey, Bishop of Sourozh, celebrated the third anniversary of his Episcopal consecration. On this day, three years ago, Vladyka Elisey was consecrated as Bishop of Bogorodsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Korsun by His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

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Wednesday
Nov252009

Bishop Elisey visited the Holy Land with diocesan pilgrimage

From 21st to 24th of November, the Head of the Diocese of Sourozh, was visiting the Holy Land with pilgrimage. During the visit Vladyka Elisey celebrated the services together with priest Joseph Skinner, a cleric of the Diocese of Sourozh, and pilgrims from the Great Britain, who had arrived to the Holy Land a few days earlier.

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Saturday
Nov142009

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visits Cathedral of the Sourozh Diocese 

Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, visited the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in London on the 14th of November.

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Vigil service, at which he was assisted by Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain, Bishop Elisey of Sourozh, Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch and the clergy of the Cathedral.  

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Saturday
Nov142009

Archpriest Mikhael Dudko is re-elected onto the Coordinating Committee of Russian Compatriots.  

On the 14th of November the 3rd Forum of Russian-speaking compatriots of Great Britain was held in Overseas House. With the blessing of Bishop Elisey of Sourozh, Archpriest Michael Dudko, sacristan of the Dormition Cathedral in London, participated in the meeting.

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Sunday
Nov082009

Archpastoral visit to the city of Truro

On the 8th of November Bishop Elisey made an archpastoral visit to the parish of St. Cuthbert in Truro. His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy in a small church rented by the local community. St. Cuthbert’s is the most remote parish of the Diocese of Sourozh in South-West England.

During the Service His Grace was assisted by the Rector of the parish, Archpriest Fr Benedict Ramsden, Protodeacon Dmitry Nedostupenko of the Diocesan Cathedral in London and Deacon Peter Willis.

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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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