Coronavirus update: 09/01/2021

Dear parishioners, we have changed the rules for attending services. For services within the Church, only 40 people can be into the upper church, and only 20 people into the lower church. Distance inside the church 1.5 - 2.0 m. One cannot expect communion outside the Church. On Sundays, you can come after the late service for communion and confession. Those who wish to receive the Holy Communion after the Liturgy must contact Fr. Vitaly 07935700721.

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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.

New York: October 18, 2018 - Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated by the Church of Constantinople over the past days; in particular with regard to its Message of 11th October 2018.

LONDON: September 24, 2018 - A regular session of the Synod of Bishops coincides with the great consecration of a new cathedral in Great Britain.

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York chaired a meeting of a regular meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which coincided with the great consecration of the new and magnificent Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in London, England.

Consecration (+Photos)

On Friday 21/09, on the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, the main Altar of our Cathedral was consecrated.

Award of a Jeweled Cross to Archpriest Peter Baulk

During the festive liturgy on the day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace Bishop of Sacrament Irinei awarded Archpriest Peter Baulk, the clergyman of the Cathedral, with a Jeweled Cross for services to the Church and the Council.

Celebration of the Dormition of the Mother of God

His Grace, Bishop Irenei, the Administrator of the Diocese of Gt Britain and Ireland served the Vigil Service on Sunday evening 27th August, for the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, and was assisted by Archpriest Vitaly, and Protodeacon Dionysus, and in the congregation was the Archpriest Paul Elliott. During the service after the Gospel all the congregation venerated the Dormition Icon and were anointed and given the blessed bread to sustain them during the service.

Fr Peter Baulk retired from the Administration Duties of Deputy Rector of the Cathedral

On 28th August Fr Peter Baulk retired from the Administration Duties of Deputy Rector of the Cathedral, but remains attached to the clergy of the Cathedral and blessed to serve anywhere in the Diocese. He will still serve and conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals and other services.

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.

Vladika Irenei appointed Administrator of the British Diocese

To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy Together with the Subdeacons and Readers of the UK Diocese Dear in Christ, Reverend Fathers and Brethren! My greetings to you from Munich, where the meetings of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia — which took place over the past week in the beautiful surroundings of the Convent of St Elisabeth the New-Martyr — have recently concluded.