On February 12, 2016, the day of the commemoration of Three Holy Hierarchs and Ecumenical teachers, St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and St John Chrysostom, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh served the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London. Concelebrating with the Archpastor were clerics of the Cathedral, Archpriest Maxim Nikolsky and Archpriest Joseph Skinner.
During the Liturgy, the Litany of Fervent Supplication was augmented with special petitions for His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who had a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis at the International airport of Havana, Cuba, on that day.
On the eve, a particle of the holy relics of the Apostle Barnabas of the 70 was brought to the Cathedral. Apostle Barnabas was Apostle Paul's companion and the founder of the Church of Cyprus. With the blessing of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, the All-night vigil to the Apostle was combined with the service to the Three Holy Hierarchs.
Throughout the day the faithful were granted an opportunity to venerate the relics and offer up their prayers near the honourable relics of the Аpostle.