The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God was brought by the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, amid a gathering of 500 people.

The litiya was served in the churchyard

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus and Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany pray during litiya

During the litya, altar boys flank the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God.

Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America officiates at litiya.

At the beginning of Divine Liturgy, from left to right, are Archbishop Kyrill, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, Archbishop Mark and Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart.

His Eminence delivers a sermon.

Protodeacon Victor Lochmatov, who accompanied Metropolitan Laurus throughout Europe, intones the litany during the moleben of thanksgiving.

Protopriest Slobodan Milunovic spoke of the friendly relations between Vladyka Mark and the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The youth choir under Maxim Matjushenkoff sings.