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Metropolitan Hilarion

Our Metropolitan, Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and Ruling Bishop of Great Britain & Ireland.

St Elisabeth's, Wallasey

L to R: Fr Mark who serves in Wales, Metropolitan Hilarion, Fr Michael who serves in Scotland.

St Elisabeth's, Wallasey.

Two of ROCOR's three UK-based hieromonks: Fr Mark and Fr Michael.

St Elisabeth's Church, Wallasey

Interior of St Elisabeth's Russian Orthodox Church, Wallasey, nr Liverpool.

St Elisabeth's Church, Wallasey

L to R: Fr Paul Elliot, Fr Thomas Cook, Fr Mark (Underwood), Metropolitan Hilarion, Sr Margaret, Fr Michael (Wood).

Red squirrel at St Bride Hermitage

A daily pilgrim.

St Bride Hermitage garden

Late afternoon autumn sunshine.

Fr Michael Wood at Aquileia

Fr Michael at Aquileia.

Sr Margaret with Mother Anna

Sr Margaret with Mother Anna and Chutka the Cat, during at visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in NY.

Hierarchical Liturgy in Sydney.

L to R: Fr Michael, Metropolitan Hilarion, Archpriest George Lapardin. Sydney, 2014.

Chapel at Asten

Chapel built by a Russian pilgrim at the Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God at Asten in the Netherlands.

Any good for the chapel?

Fr Michael and Dcn Marco at the antiques market.

Western Rite Offertory Procession

Liturgy in Sydney, Metropolitan Hilarion presiding.

Saint Flora of Kildare

St Flora (Blath), lay sister and cook at Kildare. From Katherine Sanders Icons.

Fr Michael on the Isle of Mull

Fr Michael on the Isle of Mull.

Fr Michael's ordination

Fr Michael's ordination, with Metropolitan Hilarion, the resposed Archpriest Barry Jeffries, and Subdeacon Peter Ball.

WR Liturgy at Capel le Ferne.

Liturgy at Capel le Fern.

In Holy Exaltation Church, Hobart.

Holy Exaltation Church, Hobart.

Our sanctuary lamp.

Sanctuary lamp in our chapel in Edinburgh.

Interior of pre-schism chapel.

Interior of pre-schism chapel at Bickleigh Castle in Devon.


Lunch at the Kelvingrove Museum with Marjorie Kunch of Pascha Press.

Fr Michael in Saint Oran's Chapel.

Celebrating the Liturgy in St Oran's Chapel on Iona.

Well hunting

We didn't find St Irnie's Well but we did meet this friendly local.


Liturgy in Udine, Italy, 2015.

Our samovar.

Our samovar.

Latest news : 26/13 January


During a visit to the parish of Saint Elisabeth the New Martyr in Birkenhead at the weekend, Vladyka Hilarion awarded Fr Michael the right to wear a Gold Cross in recognition of twenty years service to the Church as a priestmonk. He also tonsured Sr Margaret to ryassaphore (the second stage of Orthodox monasticism). If you would like to know more about this and our work in general, please visit our newsletter page and sign up for regular updates four times a year.  The next issue is due around St Bride's Day in mid-February.