Russian Ecclesiastical
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St. Andrew's Standing in the Churches of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission

During his Lenten pastoral visit, Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany led the reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in the Gethsemane Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene. The clergy of the monastery served with the Bishop. Mother Elisabeth (Smelic) and her sisters prayed at Matins.

The Head of the Russian Ecclesiastial Mission, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), and the clergy of the monastery read the canon at the Ascension Monastery on Olivet. According to the Typicon, Igumen Jonah (Galishnikov) read the life of St. Mary of Egypt.

On Thursday morning, April 5/18, Bishop Mark served the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Gethsemane monastery. Concelebrating with the Bishop was Archimandrite Roman, Hieromonk Misail (Minin) and Hierodeacon Amphilochius (Mazur).
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