On 13th August 2023, the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, the memorial day of hieromartyr Benjamin, Metropolitan of Petrograd and Gdov, the Patriarchal Exarch of Africa, Metropolitan Leonid of Klin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of All Saints in Kulishki in Moscow.
Concelebrating with His Eminence were the rector of the Holy Resurrection Church in Rabat (Morocco) Archpriest Maxim Massalitin, the clergy of the church of All Saints namely priests Alexander Romanyuk, Dimitri Zakharov, George Maximov, deacon Dionisy Oshuev.
During the service, Metropolitan Leonid ordained into priesthood the cleric of the Patriarchal Exarchate in Uganda deacon Simeon Odeke, George Okello from Kenya was ordained to the diaconate.
Priest Alexander Romanyuk delivered a sermon before the communion.
After the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Leonid thanked all those present for praying together and addressed the believers with his Archpastoral word.
Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa
Photo: Ivan Kharlamov