Schedule for the Consecration of Bishop-elect Alexander

By resolution of the Holy Sobor of Bishops, on 7th / 20th January 2019 Archimandrite Alexander (Echevarria) will be consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy as Bishop of Vevey, Vicar of the Western European Diocese. The Divine Services of the canonical election and consecration of Bishop-Elect Alexander will take place at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the following schedule:

  • Saturday 19th January (Geneva, Switzerland):
    • 5.15 p.m.: Greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany.
    • 5.30 p.m.: Episcopal nomination of Archimandrite Alexander, followed by All-Night Vigil.
  • Суббота 19 января (Женева):
    • 5.15 ч. веч: Всреча Архиепископа Берлинского и Германского Марка.
      • 5.30 ч. веч: Чин наречения архимандрита Александра; Всенощное бдение.
  • Sunday 20th January (Geneva, Switzerland):
    • 9.00 a.m.: Greeting of the Hierarch; Archimandrite Alexander's confession of faith; Divine Liturgy and Episcopal Consecration.
    • 1.30 p.m.: Banquet.
  • Воскресенье 20 января (Женева):
    • 9.00 ч. утра: Встреча иерарха; чин исповедания архимандрита Александра; Божественная литургия и хиротония.
    • 1.30 ч. дня: Праздничная трапеза.
  • Monday 21st January (Geneva, Switzerland):
    • 9.30 a.m.: First Divine Liturgy under the presidency of the new Hierarch.
  • Понедельник 21 января (Женева):
    • 9.30 ч. утра: Первая Божественная литургия нового иерарха.
  • Wednesday 23rd January (Vevey, Switzerland):
    • 10.00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy and Presentation of the new Hierarch to the Parish of Vevey.
  • Среда 23rd января (Вевей):
    • 10.00 ч. утра: Божественная литургия в Вевее.
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