His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain led the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs at his Cathedral in London, which is dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God (upper church) and the Holy Royal Martyrs (lower church).
On the evening before the feast day (4/17 July, 2014), His Eminence served at the All-Night Vigil Service, and in the morning there was Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. After Vladyka Mark preached the sermon, there was a Procession of the Cross around the Cathedral. Concelebrants included His Eminence Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh (Moscow Patriarchate), Archpriest Andrew Phillips, Archpriest Peter Baulk, Archpriest Vladimir Vilgerts, and Priest Vitaly Serapinas. Priestmonk Goredtz also prayed in the altar. Three deacons served: Deacon Vadim Santsevich (Moscow Patriarchate), Hierodeacon Cornelius (German Diocese), and Deacon Andrei Psarev (Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY, USA). Choir Director, Antonina Vilgerts, led the magnificent and prayerful chanting.
After Divine Liturgy, the Sisterhood of Xenia (Head Sister: Sofia Vladimirovna Michailidou) served a delicious and bountiful festal meal. Vladyka Mark spoke to the parishioners of his recent visits to San Francisco and to Ukraine.