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 Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской конференции о первенстве и соборности в Православии.
With the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe took part in a plenary conference of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, dedicated to ‘World Orthodoxy: Primacy and Conciliarity in Light of Orthodox Teaching.’
Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit. | Впечатления от Флоренции: размышления прихода о недавнем архипастырском визите.
Reflections from the Florence Parish on the visit of Bishop Irenei and the ordination of a new Deacon. | Размышления флорентийского прихода о визите епископа Иринея и рукоположении нового диакона.
A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. | Рукоположен новый диакон в приходе Рождества Христова во Флоренции, Италия.
On the feastday of the translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe made an archpastoral visit to the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. Co-serving His Grace for the Divine Services of the weekend were the Rector of the Parish, Archpriest Georgy Blatynski and Priest Oleg Turcan.