His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion will be visiting his Diocese from 21st to the 31st of January 2017. His flights are now confirmed. He will be meeting all his clergy on Saturday 28th January at 12:00 noon after a Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral. He will be available to meet parishioners and council members from the London Parish from the afternoon of Thursday 26th January to the morning of 31st January. He will also meet parishioners from Cheltenham and Cardiff at St Elisabeth's on Sunday 22nd January . The Annual General Meeting of the Cathedral Parish will follow the Hierarchal Liturgy and Trapeza on Sunday 29th January. Cathedral Trustee and Parish Council delegates will meet the Metropolitan now on Thursday 26th January. He will be visiting all his Parishes in Merseyside and East Anglia in the first part of his visit before he comes to London .
Saturday 21st January Flight from NYC to Gatwick and travel to Merseyside. Interview with BBC Radio Merseyside at 15:30
Sunday 22nd January Heirarchal Liturgy at St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey
Monday 23rd January Travel to Suffolk and Vigil at Mettingham
Tuesday 24th January Heirarchal Liturgy at The Church of the Mother of God, Joy of those who Sorrow, Mettinghham
Wednesday 25th January Colchester and Clacton,
Thursday 26th January Hierarchal Liturgy at St John of Shanghai, Colchester and travel to London Cathedral
Friday 27th January London Cathedral
Saturday 28th January Hierarchal Liturgy 09:00; Clergy meeting 12:00, Hierarchal Vigil London Cathedral
Sunday 29th January Hierarchal Liturgy, Trapeza and Cathedral Parish AGM London Cathedral
Monday 30th January London Cathedral. Lunch at Ennismore Gardens with Archbishop Elisey
Tuesday 31st January Hierarchal Liturgy at the London Cathedral and return to NYC
Should you wish to make an appointment with Vladika when he is in the UK it is best to do this through Fr Paul.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and Fr Paul will forward any requests to the Metropolitan copying in his hosts in the UK.
His time is very limited.
Further details have now been added (15.01/17) and will be regularly updated.
Click here for a full schedule of the Metropolitan's visit.
His 'Pay as you go' phone number.for the duration of his visit will be 07769 586583. It recieves texts only.
He is accompanied by Protodeacon Denis Lvov. He hopes to visit all his parishes during these two visits. He intends to visit again in March for the Diocesan Assembly and the Great Unction Service. March 25th is the provisional date for this. Please keep checking this site for further information. It is proposed to have the Great Consecration of our Cathedral on or around the 21st September 2017.
Bishop Irinei (Steenburg) of Sacramento will be visiting to UK and will be in London on the weekend of the 28th and 29th January and will be serving in our Cathedral with the Metropolitan from Friday 27th through to the morning of the 30th January. He will be attending many of the events on the itinerary above.