His Grace, Bishop Irenei, tonsured a Reader and ordained a Deacon for the Diocesan Cathedral during the Hierarchal Liturgy on Sunday 27th January, 2019
Alexey Krivolap was tonsured as a Reader during the Third Hour. Reader Andrei Borisas was ordained Deacon during the Liturgy after the consecration of the gifts. Reader Alexey joins a growing number of Readers and Subdeacons at the Cathedral. Deacon Andrei is the first Deacon at the Cathedral for over 25 years.
His Grace Bishop Irenei, whilst awaiting the practical arrangements for a permanent move to the territory of the Diocese, will continue to make archpastoral visitations to the Diocese as he has before. His Grace's next visit is scheduled for January-February 2019, visiting London, Geneva, Vevey, and participating in a meeting of Hierarchs in Moscow.