Folkestone

On 25th July a party of 19 parents and children left the Cathedral on Tuesday morning by coach and traveled to the parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswyth, Folkestone, where Fr Peter served a Moleben before the relics of St Eanswyth, the founder of the first English Convent in 630. The group was welcomed by the Reverend David Aldridge, the vicar of the ancient parish church who gave a short history of St Eanswyth and how her relics came to the church, and how they were found during the Victorian period after being concealed by the Monks of the monastery at the time of the dissolution of the monastery by Henry 8th.

Patronal Feast of our lower church

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.