Coronavirus: 04/07/2020

In connection with the pandemic, all church visitors must comply with hygiene requirements and maintain a safe distance. To fulfill these requirements, the number of people praying at services is limited.

Abbess Elizabeth

Abbess Elizabeth is Superior of the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane in the Holy City of Jerusalem within the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia.
Abbess Elizabeth is visiting the UK in a private capacity and is recuperating after surgery.

On Sunday, 1st December, 2013, Abbess Elizabeth, accompanied by Mother Macrina, attended Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs in Chiswick. After Divine Liturgy, Archpriest Vladimir Vilgerts, speaking from the ambon, warmly welcomed Abbess Elizabeth to the Cathedral and spoke of the many spiritual ties that exist between our Cathedral parish and the Gethsemane Convent.