Itinerary of The Metropolitan’s Visit 21st January – 31st January 2017

Saturday 21st January
HE Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and Protodeacon Denis arrive at Gatwick at 10.00

He will be met by Fr Paul Elliott and Fr Peter Baulk and a delegation from the Cathedral and then go by Train to Liverpool to stay with Fr Paul where he will serve the Vigil and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey CH45 5DE. On Sunday 21st January at the Liturgy Vladika Hilarion will tonsure Gildas Meal as Reader and raise the Reader Chad Newman to the Sub-deaconate

On Monday 23rd January the Metropolitan will tonsure Sister Margaret of the St Bride’s Hermitage in Little St Elisabeth’s Church (Fr Paul’s House Church) After which he will be taken to Mettingham, Suffolk where he will serve the Vigil in the evening and on Tuesday 24th January the Hierarchal Liturgy in the Church of the Mother of God, Joy of all who Sorrow,

After the service, the Metropolitan and Protodeacon Denis will be taken to Norwich by Fr Andrew who will organise visits and meetings

Wednesday 25th January
Fr Andrew will organise more visits and meetings and services, and Fr Paul will drive to Fr Sergei’s Monastery CO16 8BB in Clacton

The Vigil will be served in St John of Shanghai’s Church in Colchester and on Thursday 26th January the Metropolitan will serve the Hierarchal Liturgy at St John of Shanghai, Colchester CO1 2AN at 10:00

Fr Paul will drive the Metropolitan and Protodeacon Denis to London to the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Royal Martyrs, where he will meet the Cathedral Starosta and Clergy over Tea at 16:00

A meeting of the Trustees of the Cathedral will be held with Vladika at 19:00 which will be followed by a pre AGM Meeting of the Church Council of the Cathedral Parish over a working supper.

Friday 27th January
Moleben to the Royal Martyrs will be served in the lower church at 09:00 after which Vladika available for pre-arranged appointments and meetings

The Hierarchal Vigil will be served at 18:15 in the upper church followed by supper.

Saturday 28th January
Vladika will serve the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the upper church starting at 09:00 followed by breakfast with the serving clergy and sub deacons/ readers/ choirmaster etc
Vladika will pay a short visit the Parish School before the Clergy Meeting
The Clergy Meeting will be held in the Church House Library with a working lunch 12:00-14:00
This will be followed by Rest & Recreation with time for meetings / appointments

Hierarchal Vigil will be held at 17:00 followed by Dinner

Sunday 29th January
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy
Meeting of the Metropolitan at 09:45
Trapeza / Cathedral Parish Annual General Meeting after the Liturgy
Followed later by a visit to a parishioner for Dinner

Monday 30th January
Cathedral Business meeting and appointments
A visit at 12 noon to the Cathedral in Ennismore Gardens for tour and Lunch with Vladika Elisey

Vigil 18:15 followed by supper

Tuesday 31st January
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 09:00 Vladika
Breakfast with Cathedral Clergy etc

Pack etc and Lunch
Depart for Gatwick. To catch a flight to NYC at 17:10

It is essential that anyone wanting meet the Metropolitan should contact Fr Paul for a time with the Metropolitan in Wallesey, and Fr Andrew Phillips for Colchester and Fr Peter in London to arrange a suitable time.