On 28th August 2023, on the feast of The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, the Patriarchal Exarch of Africa Metropolitan Leonid of Klin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of All Saints in Kulishki.
Concelebrating with His Eminence were the clergy of the church: priests Alexander Romanyuk, Dimitri Zakharov, George Maximov, deacon Dionisy Oshuev, the cleric of the Patriarchal Exarchate in Kenya deacon George Okello.
Archpriest Vyacheslav Sinelnikov assisted during the service.
A choir directed by Anastasia Soldatikova performed Liturgical hymns.
During the Divine Liturgy Metropolitan Leonid ordained deacon George Okello (Kenya) as a presbyter, and Nicolas Gatuma (Kenya) as a deacon.
During the service, the staff member of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa Konstantin Gorditsa was accepted as a reader through hirotesia.
After the Liturgy, the clergymen glorified the feast.
Metropolitan Leonid congratulated the participants on the Dormition of the Mother of God and addressed the congregation with his archpastoral word.
Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa
Photo: Ivan Kharlamov