On the day of St John of the Ladder, Sunday March 13/26, Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany led the Divine Liturgy at the Convent of St. Mary Magdalene. On this day Mother Elizabeth (Smelic) celebrated 24 years since her appointment as abbess.

The head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), together with the monastery clergy, co-served with His Eminence.

After the service, Vladyka Mark congratulated the abbess of the monastery, and “many years” was proclaimed.


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