SYNOD OF BISHOPS: August 19, 2005

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Officiated at Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral on the Day of the Transfiguration of the Lord

On the day of the Tranfiguration of the Lord, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, officiated at Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign. On the eve of the holiday, His Eminence served all-night vigil there. Both services were conducted with the Cathedral's Senior Priest, Protopriest Andrei Sommer, Priest Michael Amelchenya, Priest Akim Provatakis, Priest Victor Dobroff, along with Protodeacon Eugene Burbelo and Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff. At the end of Divine Liturgy, His Eminence greeted Her Royal Highness Duchess Maria Louisa of Bulgaria , who then shared a trapeza with His Eminence and the Cathedral's clergymen.