Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Consecrates the Foundation of the New
Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God
September 19, the eve of the holiday of the Nativity of the Most-Holy
Mother of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, the First Hierarch
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, officiated at
divine liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God
in the state capital. The Rector of this churchhas for many years
been Protopriest Vsevolod Drobot, whose pastoral work has always
been highly regarded by His Eminence, for which he granted Fr Vsevolod
a mitre during the minor entrance. At the conclusion of liturgy,
the clergy and worshipers proceeded to the site of the new church
for the consecration of the foundation, after which the active and
labor-loving Sisterhood prepared a trapeza at the church hall. The
following are photographs of the event taken by the cell-attendant
of His Eminence, Nicholas Olhovsky.
His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus performs the consecration of the
foundation of the new church.
The Church Rector, Mitred Protopriest Vsevolod Drobot and Hieromonk
Roman (Krassovsky) during the consecration.
His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus reads a prayer during the consecration
of the foundation.
His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiates at divine liturgy in
the old church. During the minor entrance, the Rector, Protopriest
Vsevolod Drobot was awarded a mitre.
The plaque commemorating the consecration of the foundation.