On Saturday, April 30/May 13, the commemoration of the Apostle James son of Zebedee, a Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, His Eminence Archbishop Michael of Prague and the Czech Lands, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord on the Mount of Olives.
Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, co-served Vladyka with the mission clergy and pilgrims in holy orders.
At the end of the service, Fr. Roman welcomed Vl. Michael and pointed out the spiritual joy when there is an opportunity to pray with the clergy of a brotherly Church.
Vladyka emphasized in his speech the connection between our Churches through the deeds and prayers of Sts. Cyril and Methodius the Slavic teachers.