Patriarch Kirill invited to consecrate Russian cathedral in London

Natalya Mihailova | 09 July 2016
Moscow, July 8, Interfax - The Russian Cathedral of Dormition in London will be consecrated on October 16 after long-term major repair.
Patriarch Kirill invited to consecrate Russian cathedral in London

This will become the culmination of the festive events in honor of 300th anniversary of Russian Orthodoxy in the British Isles, the press service of the Diocese of Sourozh uniting the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Great Britain and Ireland said.

“The parish meeting confirmed the wish of the parishioners and the children of the Russian Orthodox Church living in the British Isles for His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to head the anniversary celebrations. The relevant invitation was sent by the Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh to His Holiness,” the press service said.

Currently the restoration work on the cathedral is being concluded. The thorough reconstruction of the interior of the bell tower with installation of the bell-gable and casting of a set of bells, one of which is due to be decorated with the profile of Queen Elizabeth II in honor of her 90th anniversary, is also being planned.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.