Vladika is currently in the diocese having arrived on September 12th to prepare for the Consecration of the Cathedral and the meeting of the Synod of Bishops. An outline itinerary is published below. Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, Archdeacon Peter and Subdeacon Antony arrived in time for the weekend of the 15th / 16th September. During the hours on Sunday 16th September, George Sultan was tonsured as a Reader for the Cathedral parish. Many other guests will be arriving during this week. All the Synod of Bishops will be gathered in London by the evening of Wednesday 19th September.
Thursday 20th of September Divine Liturgy 7.30 a.m.
Thursday 20th of September Vigil of the Consecration 5.30 p.m.
Friday 21st of September Greeting of the Metropolitan 9.00 a.m.
Great Consecration 9.30 a.m.
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy 10.30 a.m.
Blessing of Memorial Cross 2.00 p.m.
Saturday 22nd of September Divine Liturgy 9.00 a.m.
Vigil 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 23rd of September Greeting of the Hierarch 9.45 a.m.
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.
The schedule of services where the holy wonderworking Kursk Root Icon is present for the veneration of the faithful will be published as it is decided. The holy icon is present in our diocese from the morning of Wednesday 19th September until Saturday 22nd September. The icon is in the London Cathedral parish during the day of Wednesday 19th September being taken to the homes of parishioners by Fr Vitaly. It is first available for veneration at the Divine Liturgy on Thursday 20th September in the Lower Church. The Liturgy is set for 7.30.a.m. The holy icon is always present at Synod meetings so it will not be available for veneration for much of Thursday during the day. It will however be in the upper church for the Vigil of the Consecration which begins at 5.30 p.m. It will be present at the Consecration and Hierarchal Liturgy on Friday 21st September in the upper church of the Cathedral. Currently this is all that has been confirmed. As soon as more is confirmed, it will be added to this site.