On the feast of Transfiguration, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission served at the Convent of our Lord’s Ascension.
All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were served with festal solemnity. Archimandrite Innokenty (Sereda), Igumen Iona (Galishnikov) and Protodeacon Vyacheslav Batalsky also served with the Head of the Mission.
Abbess Barbara (Novikova) and the sisterhood of the convent prayed and received Holy Communion on the feastday. As tradition dictates, grapes and other fruit were blessed at the end of the service.