WEDNESDAY 4 / 17 JULY 2019: On the feastday of the Holy Royal Martyrs, which this year marks 101 years since their glorious martyrdom, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe headed the Divine Services in the lower church of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Diocese in London, which is dedicated to the Royal Martyrs.
Concelebrating with His Grace were the Chancellor of Great Britain and Ireland, Archpriest Paul Elliott, together with clergy of the Cathedral: Archpriest Vitaly Serapinas and Archpriest Yaroslav Gudymenko, together with Deacon Andrei Borisas. A special happiness was the concelebration at the service of Archpriest Joseph Skinner of the Diocese of Sourozh (Moscow Patriarchate), who brought the greetings of His Grace Bishop Matthew.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, a Cross-procession took place around the Cathedral, including a reading of the Gospel before the red-granite Memorial Cross to the Royal Martyrs that was erected last year on the centenary of the martyrdom.
The services were followed by a festive luncheon provided by the Cathedral Sisterhood.
Bishop Irenei Makes Archpastoral Visits to St Elisabeth Parish in Wallasey and St Alexander Nevsky Parish in Norwich. | Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырские визиты в Свято-Елизаветинский приход в Уолласи и в приход Святого Александра Невского в Норвиче.
Bishop Irenei made visitations to parishes in the north and east of England over the past weeks.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Parish of the Kazan Icon in Cardiff, Wales — the Diocesan Parish That Faced the Longest of Coronavirus-related Restrictions on Public Worship
Bishop Irenei celebrated the Liturgy in Cardiff, where the Kazan Icon Parish has faced the longest COVID-related prohibition on public worship of any parish in the Diocese.
Epistle of the First Hierarch on the 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of St Herman of Alaska | Послание Первоиерархра по случаю 50-летия прославления преподобного Германа, Аляскинского чудотворца.
9th August 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the glorification of St Herman of Alaska by the Russian Church Abroad. Our Metropolitan commemorates this blessed occasion and its witness to the history of our Church.