October 1st

Michael Wynne-Parker has been appointed Head of The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Approval for the establishment of the Society in the UK was given on June 26th at a meeting of the IOPS Council in Moscow presided over by Mr Sergei Stepashin,Chairman.

The Society was established in 1882 under the protection of Alexander 111 whose brother Grand Duke Sergei became first President. Upon his death in 1905 his widow Grand Duchess Elizabeth Presided until  1918-later Canonized as Holy Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna.

The Society continues to develop the original aims of the society to sustain the Christian heritage within the Holy Land including the protection of churches,schools,hospices,monasteries, and to organize pilgrimages,conferences,seminars and cultural activities.

Shortly the UK Branch Trustees and Advisory Board Members will be announced.

HRH The Prince of Wales Visits Russian Orthodox Cathedral

HRH paid his second visit to the Cathedral in Ennismore Gardens, London to attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Concert in celebration of the 90th birthday of HM The Queen.  He was received by Archbishop Elisey and the Trustees, Michael Wynne-Parker, Adrian Dean, Anton Zakharov and Alexei Motlokhov.

Posted by Simon Jennings on Tuesday, 13 December 2016

HH Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia – 16th October

HE Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church of Great Britain and Ireland and Michael Wynne-Parker, Diocesan Trustee hosted a Reception and Dinner in honour of HH Patriarch Kirill during his official visit to the UK.  Present were representatives of different aspects of British society from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  HH was piped in by Major Potter of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Miss Maria Oaks, Harpist, played traditions Welsh, English and Irish airs.

HH Patriarch Kirill blessed the icon of Royal Martyr Nicholas 11 which has been presented by the people of Russia to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental HQ in Edinburgh.

HH Partiarch Kirills visit marks the 300th Anniversary of the London Russian Orthodox Church and included the Festive Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition, Ennismore Gardens, London, and meetings with HM The Queen and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury.

HH Patriarch Kirill Addressing Guests
HH Patriarch Kirill addressing the guests. Michael Wynne-Parker and Alexey Maslov

HH Patriarch Kirill and Michael Wynne-Parker

Michael Wynne-Parker addressing HH
Michael Wynne-Parker addressing HH. Sir Angus Grossart (HH left) Count Tolstoy (right)