Sunday, February 13, 2005

True Orthodox News: Archpriests From Russia and USA Travel to Switzerland for Divine Services

(Vertograd : Geneva)

In the Free Russian Orthodox Parish of St George the Great Martyr in Kopp, not far from Geneva (Switzerland), Divine Services took place on Jan. 22 and 23. From Russia, the rector of the Tsar-Martyr Nicholas Temple in Golovinsky cemetery in Moscow, Archpriest Michael Ardov, arrived to act as primary celebrant. Arriving to assist at services was Hegumen Andrei (Maklakov) of St Nicholas Church in New York.

On January 22, All-Night Vigil was served, with Divine Liturgy on January 23. On the same day, on with the blessing of Metropolitan Valentine of Suzdal, the great blessing of water was performed, since the Theophany holiday had not yet ended.

All the local parishioners and guests confessed and partook of the communion of the Holy Mysteries of Christ.