April 20 / May 3, on the day of the commemoration of St. Zacchaeus the former tax collector, Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany served the Divine Liturgy at the Metochion of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in honor of St. Zacchaeus in Jericho. Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), head of the REM ROCOR together with Hierodeacon Amfilokhy (Mazur), accompanied Vladyka Mark. The sisters of the Metochion along with the sisters of the Bethany sisterhood the Resurrection of Christ sang the service under the guidance of nun Maria (Wall). Since on this day the Russian Church celebrates Radonitsa – the Paschal commemoration of the dead, Metropolitan Mark served the Litany for the dead after the Liturgy.

In Jericho’s Metochion, nuns from both Russian missions, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad, peacefully live together in their ascetic struggles.


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