Fr Vitaly promoted to Archpriest

On Monday 3rd October at the Diocesan Assembly, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany, Fr Vitaly was made an Archpriest by His Eminence Archbishop Mark during the opening Liturgy. This is probably the last time the church in Great Britain and Ireland will attend the German diocesan assembly, as after 30 years, we will shortly moving to under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion, first Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.