His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion is visiting his diocese again from Monday 13th March to Monday 20th March.
He will be visiting parishioners in Cheltenham and London. He will be meeting with Archbishop Gregorios on Thursday 16th March. The Diocesan Assembly will meet after the Hierachal Liturgy at the Cathedral on Saturday 18th March. During the Hierarchal Liturgy (08:30) Vladika will tonsure Philip Hicks as Reader for Cheltenham, Reader Sergey will be ordained Subdeacon for St Colman's Stradbally, Deacon Ioan will be ordained priest for Colchester and Subdeacon Spasimir will be ordained Deacon also for Colchester. The Diocesan Assembly will elect the members of the Diocesan Council at this year's meeting. The Great Unction Service will follow the Diocesan Assembly at approximately 14:00. Vladika will serve the Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral on Sunday 19th March followed by the Cathedral Parish AGM (2016).
His Eminence's recent visit to the Diocese has been very warmly received by everyone. The Diocese looks forward to another very positive and encouraging visit in the near future. Minutes of the Clergy Meeting held at the Cathedral on the 28th January can be read here.
A slide show of photos of Vladika's last visit can be viewed at http://rocor.org.uk/photos.html
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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion will be bringing the Miracle Working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God for the consolation and joy of the faithful of our diocese. Glory to God for all things!
Monday 13th March: Vladika Hilarion arrives in London Heathrow: 11:00
Tuesday 14th March: Travel to Cheltenham via St Nicholas Parish in Oxford then onto an open house in Cheltenham with the Icon.
Wednesday 15th March: Vladika to arrive back in London 16:00 approx via Heathrow. Visit of the Icon to Belfast.
Thursday 16th March: Vladika to meet with Archbishop Gregorios 10:00. Then visit. Cathedral Trustees and Pre Council Meeting in the evening. Icon returns to the Cathedral.
Friday 17th March: Presanctified Liturgy, Cathedral 09:00. Visit to East Anglia with the icon. Service in Colchester at 19:00.
Saturday 18th March: Hierarchal Liturgy 08:30 followed by Diocesan Assembly, Great Unction Service 14:00 with the Icon. The Icon to be taken to Enismore Gardens for the Vigil approx 16:30. Hierarchal Vigil in our Cathedral 17:30
Sunday 19th March: Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral 10:00 with the Icon followed by AGM (2016) of Cathedral Parish. evening visit to home of parishioner.
Monday 20th March; Vladika, Protodeacon and Icon return to NYC from London Heathrow.
A Draft Constitution of the Diocesan Council has now been published in anticipation of being received at the Diocesan Assembly on the 18th March.
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The Metropolitan has encouraged all our schools and youth to support a project in Russia for orphans with special needs to be able to attend a Church Sponsored Boarding School in the' Leningrad 'region. Further details of this lenten effort can be found at http://www.synod.com/synod/eng2017/20170214_enmhschools.html