Thursday, June 27, 2013

Many years to Abp. Elisey of Sourozh!

I took a bus over to the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in London for the Divine Liturgy. It ended up being the feast day of the Prophet Elisha, Abp. Elisey's name day. So what I expected to be a normal weekday liturgy ended up being a quite magnificent service comprised of 2 bishops, 2 deacons, 4 subdeacons, and seven priests. The service was celebrated quite masterfully and smoothly with about 20% of it in English (readings and a few litanies). After almost three hours I had to forego the gift shop, but I'm told it's quite nice as well.

1 comment:

  1. You obviously don't know the story of how that Cathedral was taken over by the strong-arm and even violent tactics of the Moscow Patriarchate and it supporters.