1020 Year Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ Celebration & Saint Vladimir 70 Year Anniversary Feast Day – photoreport / фоторепортаж

1020 Year Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ Celebration & Saint Vladimir 70 Year Anniversary Feast Day:

All Night Vigil – Sunday 27 July 2008:

The altar cross from the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Mother of God, the “Surety of Sinners”, in Shanghai, China (the cathedral where Saint Archbishop John served when he was Archbishop of Shanghai) was found, recognised and rescued from amongst a pile of various items at a market stall near the cathedral in Shanghai by a former parishoner who was visiting the city recently and presented to His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion on the occasion of the 1,020 year Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ and the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Saint Vladimir parish:

Divine Liturgy – Monday 28 July 2008:

Arrival and Vesting of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand:

His Grace, Bishop Irinej,
Bishop of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church:

Priest Daniel Metlenko was awarded the Gold Pectoral Cross:

Deacon Christopher Henderson was elevated to the rank of Protodeacon:

The parish was awarded a Synodal Grammota on the occasion of it’s 70th Anniversary:

The Festal Celebration: