JERUSALEM: June 24, 2022
Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad celebrate Divine Liturgy at St Alexander Nevsky Podvorie in Jerusalem
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the feast of Holy Hierarch John (Maximovitch), Metropolitan of Tobolsk, His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle celebrated Divine Liturgy in St Alexander Nevsky Church at the Russian Excavations in Jerusalem. Concelebrating were His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.
Prayers for the departed were said for the ever-memorable Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich and the newly reposed Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral). Many pilgrims received Christ’s Holy Mysteries.
At the conclusion of the service, Bishop Theodosius addressed those gathered with a sermon explaining the life of St John of Tobolosk and how he is a relative of our contemporary ascetic and holy hierarch, St John of Shanghai and San Francisco.
A memorial litia was served for Metropolitan Hilarion, whose 40th day of repose falls on Friday, June 24.
In the afternoon, Bishop Theodosius and Bishop Nicholas were received at the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of the Moscow Patriarchate in Jerusalem. Greeting the guests was Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov). The hierarchs were able to acquaint themselves with the grounds and were invited for an informal reception.