After an extremely early start from Norwich, Deacon Julian, Natasha, Mary and myself took the Eurostar from St Pancras at 9.22 am on Friday 16th September 2011. That evening we had a meal with a friend of many years standing.
On Sunday July 2nd 2011, Archbishop Gabriel received the participants in the XIIth Conference of Orthodox Youth of the Russian Emigration in the Cathedral. 150 young people from various countries took part in the Liturgy, concelebrated by Archbishop Gabriel, Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe, Bishop Nestor of Cherson, Bishop Ignatius of Bronnitsa (President of the Synodal Youth Department) and Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, together with five priests and seven deacons.
The Parish of The Dormition of the Mother of God in London, saw two ordinations last Sunday: those of Fr Alexander Willis and Dn Alban Coombes. A report will follow shortly, but in the meantime, here are the photos from the occasion.
Archbishop Gabriel joined us for the celebration of the Vigil, during which he blessed the people, on the evening of Saturday of 30th October. This came at the end of a busy day during which he had spent the morning chairing a meeting of the clergy of our Deanery, as he had the previous evening. After the vigil Archbishop Gabriel, the clergy and some members of the parish council were invited at the nearby home of Alexis Martinowsky, our parish treasurer, who prepared a most delicious meal!
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