Moscow region, Sergiev Posad, Lavra, Academy

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Bishop Theodorite celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as the Dean of the Patriarchal Metochion in Glinkovo village

By the decree of His Holiness the Patriarch, the Bishop of Zvenigorod Theodorite, Rector of the Moscow Theological Academy, was appointed as the Dean of the Patriarchal Metochion Church of the Korsun Icon of the Mother of God in Glinkovo village, Sergiev Posad District.

On August 21, on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Bishop Theodorite celebrated the Divine Liturgy as the Dean the Metochion co-served by the academic clergy.

After the Gospel, Bishop Theodorite addressed an assembly with his archpastoral word.

On August 20, Bishop Theodorite officed an All-night Vigil at the Intercession Academic Church with teachers and students in the priesthood.

The passage from a Sunday Gospel speaks of the faith as the most important element of our life. With its help, we can stand firmly even on the unstable grounds. Faith can completely transform one's life. The Lord gives us the power to move mountains. What does it mean? The mountain is an image of something unshakable and most reliable foundation. Having the smallest grain of faith, a person is able to shake the most solid one. If someone makes up his mind and takes a step into the frightening unknown, Christ will give him His hand and save in the stormy sea of ​​life.

Background information:

Clergy served at the all-night vigil, Bishop Theodorite, Archimandrite Hilarion (Forkavets), Abbot Lazar (Gnativ), Hieromonk Barnabas (Losev), Priest Valery (Dukhanin), Hieromonk Athanasius (Italo), Hieromonk Boris (Zelyuchenko), Hieromonk Procopius (Rudchenko) , Hieromonk George (Pimenov), Deacon Dmitry Maslov, Deacon Nikolay Goyuk, Hierodeacon Ioanniky (Padjan), Hierodeacon Job (Urum).

Clergy served at the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Theodorite, Hieromonk Vyacheslav (Sorokin), Hieromonk Kassian (Plosskiy), Deacon Valentin Mishakov, and Deacon Nikolay Goyuk.

Chanting at the All-night Vigil performed by two choirs under the conduct of K.A. Alekseeva and K.A. Tarelkina.

Chanting at the Divine Liturgy performed by a femalestudents’ choir led by a fourth- year student Ksenia Sandar.

Background information about a church in honor of the Korsun Icon of the Mother of God:

The church was established in 1825. Its construction works completed in 1834. The bell tower was erected in 1847. The church had two altars. The main altar was consacrated in honor of the Korsun Icon of the Mother of God (1834) and the second one in honor of 12 apostles (1839). There is a stone chapel. .

A gilded iconostasis and wall decorations done in 1855 by the efforts of priest Yakov Kharlamov and the dependence of the merchant's son Ivan Fomin.

In 1885 there were 371 parishioners including 166 men and 205 women.

Twice a year, on the leave-taking of Easter and on the last Friday before the memory day of St. Prophet Elijah, a procession with a revered Korsun Icon of the Mother of God took place. Before the icon, they served a prayer service and then went round the villages.

In Soviet times, the church was closed, devastated and the bell tower was destroyed. The building housed a branch of a production and commercial company.

October 8, 2010 the church was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.

On October 22, 2010, on the feast of the Korsun Icon of the Mother of God, there was an akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos in front of the Korsun icon, a thanksgiving service and a procession.

From autumn 2010 to August 2018, Archimandrite German (Chesnokov) was the Dean of the Metochion.

On August 16, 2018, Archbishop Evstafiy (Evdokimov) became an honorary Dean of the Metochion.

From July 17, 2019 to July 27, 2022, Priest Mikhail Bodanov was an acting Dean of the Metochion.

On July 27, 2022, by a patriarchal decree, the Bishop of Zvenigorod Theodorite, Rector of the Moscow Theological Academy, appointed a new Dean of the Metochion.

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