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The Akathist to the Holy Kursk Root Icon

On Monday 13th March 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, first Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, together with Protodeacon Denis arrived at Heathrow Airport bringing with them the Holy Icon of the Kursk Root Icon were greeted before travelling to the Cathedral Clergy House, in Harvard Road W4 where the Icon was placed in the Cathedral for veneration by the faithful.

Later in the evening, Metropolitan Hilarion served an Akathist before the Miraculous Icon in the Cathedral assisted by Archpriest Peter Baulk, Deputy Rector of the Cathedral, Archpriest Paul Elliott, Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Vitaly Serapinas, Priest of the Cathedral and Proto-deacon Denis.

The Church was filled to capacity and the choir under the direction of the Cathedral’s Choir Director, Arseny Kruglov sang magnificently. After the service, the Icon remained in the Cathedral until late in the night, for the steady stream of the faithful who continued visiting to pay their respects and to pray before the Icon of the Mother of God.