COME AND SEE…VISIT IN MARCH OF THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ABROAD TO CHELTENHAM WITH THE WONDERWORKING KURSK ROOT ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Курская-Коренная икона Божией Матери “Знамение”, самая почитаемая святыня Русской Православной Церкви посетит Челтнем 14-15 марта 2017.
The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “The Sign”, the most revered Holy Relic of the Russian Orthodox Church will visit Cheltenham 14-15 March 2017.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be honoured by a visit to Cheltenham in March by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, who is based in New York, but has worldwide responsibilities for the Faithful.
Please note these special dates for a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to venerate the Russian Orthodox Church’s most revered icon: Tuesday 14th March, 17.30 – 20.00hrs * at Glendale House [Montpellier Public Relations Ltd.], Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1UX to meet our Ruling Bishop Vladyka Hilarion and where the Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God ‘Of the Sign’ will be available to venerate. Then we plan to take the icon to the Church at Bentham on Wednesday 15th March, to be available from 0800hrs * – 1200hrs * [*times to be confirmed] before it departs to go to Belfast.
Learn more about the Kursk Root icon here: http://www.kurskroot.com/
Please also note that Great Lent begins from Monday 27th February (Fast for 6 weeks) with Pascha on Sunday 16 April, 2017. We will post Fasting details on our website in due course: www.russianchurchcheltenha