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
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
Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America officiates
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.
youth choir under Maxim Matjushenkoff sings.