The Bishop of Sacramento

Administrator of the UK Diocese

The Diocesan Chancellery

58 Shrewsbury Rd, Prenton

Wirral, CH43 2HY, United Kingdom

Telephone: +1 (415) 412-5180

                               029/GB/E                                                                                              26 October / 9 November         2017 г.

To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy and the Plenitude of the Faithful

of the Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland Dear in Christ, Reverend Fathers and Brethren!

 I wish, from the depth of my heart, to thank the great many of you who wrote and called with greetings on the recent feast day of the Theotokos, ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ (23 October / 6 November), which in addition to being the Altar feast of our parish in Mettingham, also marks the anniversary of my consecration to the Holy Episcopacy.

 It has been, and remains, a great joy of my life to serve with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, our First Hierarch, in our beloved Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland. I am filled with profound gratitude to God for His mercies, and for the love you show me, in the labours of our common spiritual life and our desire for the peace, wellbeing and growth of this God-preserved Diocese.

 I thank you for your prayers and greetings, and look forward with all my heart to our next year together. May God help us all to attain the great joy and unending peace of His Heavenly Kingdom, and may He bless you all!

Administrator of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia The Bishop of Sacramento