Icon of Venerable Serafim of Sarov Gifted to the Dormition Cathedral in London

Pravmir.com team | 12 June 2019

On June 9, 2019, on the 7th Week after Easter, of the holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov was donated to the Dormition Cathedral in the city of London.

With the blessing of the Metropolitan Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas, the icon of Venerable Seraphim, painted by the iconographers of the Seraphim-Diveevo Convent, was brought to London by a delegation of the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia headed by Archpriest Igor Borisov, accompanying the reliquary with relics of the synaxis of Diveevo Saints.

After the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Igor addressed the believers with words of spiritual edification, and presented the image of Venerable Father Seraphim to the sacristian of the cathedral, Priest Dimitry Nedostupenko.

In turn, Fr. Dimitry, on behalf of Right Reverend Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Rector of the Church , warmly thanked Fr. Igor, his wife and nuns of the Diveevo monastery and asked to convey words of gratitude to Vladyka Georgy for his blessing to bring the holy relics and gifts to the London Cathedral.

At the end of the service, in the cathedral library, parishioners met with nuns Irina and Dometian from the Seraphim-Diveevo monastery, who spoke about the history of the monastery and the holy ascetics of the Diveevo land.

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