For the Patronal Feast of our lower church dedicated to the Holy Royal Martyrs; on the eve of the Feast Fr Vitaly served the vigil which was attended by a number of parishioners from the Cathedral at Ennismore Gardens, including His Eminence, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh.
In the morning, Fr Vitaly served a moleben with blessing of the water, followed by the Divine Liturgy and a Cross Procession. In his sermon, Fr Vitaliy emphasised the inseperability of the Feast from the tragic events that had led to the Martyrdom of the Russian Royal Family and the ending of the entire epoch of the Russian history.
Although the Feast fell a weekday, a good number of parishioners and guests stayed for the Festal Trapeza kindly prepared by our Sisterhood.
Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, pray to God for us!