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July Youth Pilgrimage to Russia is announced

 With the blessing of Vladyka Irenei, Galina Deriabina of Saint Alban Orthodox Youth Centre in London organising a pilgrimage to Russia, 21-29 July 2018.



We invite young people to join a group visit to the holy places of Russia,

FROM 21 TO 29 JULY 2018.

The itinerary will begin with a visit to the cathedrals of the Moscow Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Sretensky and Donskoi monasteries. Then you will go to the holy places of Voronezh, Kursk and Belgorod.  You will visit the Zadonsky Monastery, the Kostomarovsky Monastery, the Kursk Root Desert and the Alexievo-Akatov Monastery.

The cost of the trip is £ 500.

Tickets for the return flight to Moscow are extra, or they can be purchased independently.

If you need a visa to enter Russia, please contact the organiser. You should have the blessing of your parish priest.

The size of the group will be around 12-15 people; and the expected age is 18-35 years.

If you have any questions, please contact Galina Deriabina:

Email: g.deriabina@bk.ru                  Tel: 0744 987 5993



July Archpastoral Visitation

The next Archpastoral visitation of His Grace Bishop Irenei will be from 4th - 23rd July. Below is an outline confirmed visitations on that stay. 

  • 6th-8th: Commemorative Festivities of the Holy Royal Martyrs on the Isle of Wight.
  • Thursday 12th: Feast of Sts Peter & Paul:Venue to be announced.
  • Saturday 14th: DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: To the miraculous well of St Margaret and St Frideswide in Binsey (near Oxford), with Divine Liturgy in the ancient church at 9.45 a.m. followed by moleben at the Holy Well. His Grace will chair a meeting of the Diocesan Council this day as well. At 5.00 p.m., Vigil at the Diocesan Cathedral.
  • Sunday 15th: 9.45 a.m.: Greeting and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (10.00) at Dicoesan Cathedral.
  • Monday 16th: 6.00 p.m.: Vigil of the Feast (Diocesan Cathedral, lower Church).
  • Tuesday 17th: Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs (Altar Feast of Cathedral lower Church): 9.00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast, followed by a luncheon in Cathedral Hall in honour of Feast and the 100th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family.
  • Wednesday 18th: Royal Martyrs Sts Elisabeth & Barbara: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.
  • Saturday 21st: Kazan Icon of the Theotokos, the Altar Feast of the Cardiff Parish: 9.00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast in Cardiff.  Reception to follow Liturgy.
  • Sunday 22nd:Altar Feast of St Elisabeth, Wallasey: 9.45 greeting of the Bishop, 10:00 Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast in Wallasey, with Cross Procession and veneration of relics of St Elisabeth and St Barbara. A Garden Party will follow the Liturgy.

Spiritual talks will be scheduled during the visit. As ever, those wishing to meet formally with the Bishop are invited to contact the Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Paul Elliott, to have a meeting added to the calendar, or to approach Bishop Irenei directly during his visit to speak personally.


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