Thursday, October 21, 2010

Russian Orthodox Church opens two new parishes in Ireland

London, October 19, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox community of Ireland decided to set up two new parishes in the country: in Athlone (Connaught Province) and Drogheda (Leinster Province), the Sourozh Diocese reported on its website.

It was also decided to set up for deaneries (districts - IF) in compliance with borders of four Irish provinces.

Acting hierarch of the Moscow Patriarchate Sourozh Diocese that includes parishes of Great Britain and Ireland Archbishop Elisey celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Dublin church last Sunday. The archbishop greeted clerics and believers and conveyed them a blessing on behalf of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
H/T ROCOR United

1 comment:

Rubricarius said...

"Acting hierarch..."?

Surely Vladyka Elisey is Archbishop of Sourozh.