On Saturday, 28th April / 11th May 2019 (the eve of the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women), His Grace Bishop Irenei of Richmond and Western Europe led the diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of St Alban, the Protomartyr of Britain (for more on the life of the saint, read here). The ancient shrine, located in St Albans Cathedral outside of London, contains the precious relics of the great saint, and as often as possible the Diocese keeps an annual pilgrimage to the site of his martyrdom, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy where the martyr lay down his life for Christ and to pray a moleben and venerate his relics which are specially brought out for the occasion.
Some 180 pilgrims made their way from all parts of Great Britain and Ireland for this occasion, which was marked by a spirit of notable sanctity in the presence of St Alban. During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Irenei awarded Hieromonk Mark (Underwood) and Priest Spiridon Bailey the right to wear the nabedrennik in recognition of their years of faithful service to the Church. During the Hours before the Liturgy, His Grace tonsured Mark Fisher as a Reader, to serve in the Kazan Icon Parish in Cardiff, Wales.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Liturgy of St Thomas Sunday at the Parish of St Alexander Nevsky in Norwich, England. | В неделю Фомину епископ Ириней возглавил воскресную литургию в приходе св. Александра Невского в Норвиче, Англия.
Anti-Pascha is celebrated in Norwich, England, with and Archpastoral visit and the awarding of the Purple Skufia to Priest Spasimir Ivanov. | Антипасха отмечается в Норвиче, Англия, с архипастырским визитом и вручением награды священнику Спасимиру Иванову.
Пасхальная радость о Воскресении Христовом была провозглашена у могил усопших настоятелей и прихожан женевского собора. | Proclamation de la Résurrection du Christ sur les tombes des anciens recteurs et fidèles de la cathédrale de Genève. | The Resurrection is Proclaimed at the Graves of Former Rectors and Faithful of the Cathedral in Geneva.
В преддверии Радоницы, состоялось поминовение усопших настоятелей и прихожан Женевского собора. | A commemoration of the deceased rectors and parishioners of the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, took place.
VIDEO: Paschal Canon and the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, from the Florence Parish. | ВИДЕО: Канон и великий прокимен Пасхи, из прихода во Флоренции.
Listen to a excerpt from the Paschal Canon, as well as the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, as sung in the Florence Parish during the present Paschal feast.