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JERUSALEM: July 21, 2017
Photo-Report on the Festive Celebrations of the Feast Day of the Alapaevsk Martyrs in Russian Gethsemane

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the feast day of Holy Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Varvara and the other Martyrs of Alapaevsk, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane Convent, Jerusalem. Fr Roman was joined by representatives of both Missions in Jerusalem, pilgrims and other visiting clergymen.

Abbess Elizabeth, head of the convent, prayed at the service with her nuns, along with Acting Abbess Varvara of Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives; the President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, Sergei Stepashin, and a multitude of worshipers from all over the world.

After Liturgy, a moleben was performed at the reliquary of St Elizabeth, located inside the church. At the trapeza luncheon that followed the clerics and guests congratulated Mother Elizabeth on her namesday.

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