Archpriest Vitaly Serapinas is awarded the Palitsa during the Divine Liturgy of the Nativity

On 25th December 2019 / 7th January 2020, the Russian Orthodox World celebrated the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with Divine Services spanning several days and culminating in the Divine Liturgy of the Feast on Tuesday morning.

At the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy in London, the Deputy-Rector of the Cathedral, Archpriest Vitaly Serapinas, was awarded the palitsa in honour of his years of service to the Church.