Czech-Slovak Church celebrates 80th anniversary of St. Gorazd with UOC, ROC and OCA clergy

Prague, September 8, 2022

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September 4, 2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Gorazd of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia at the hands of the Nazis in Prague.

In honor of this date, the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, joined by hierarchs and clerics of the Ukrainian Church, and by clerics of the Russian Church and the Orthodox Church of America , celebrated the feast of Saint Gorazd both at his Cathedral in Prague and at the Monastery of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Hořovičky.

The celebration began on September 3 with Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Prague, for which Prof. Edward HendersonHenderson, P. Edward

“>Pr. Edward Henderson of the Orthodox Church of the American Diocese of the West joined the clergy at the cathedral.

From left to right: Abp.  Juraj, Abp.  Michael, Met.  Philip (UOC), and Bp. Jachým at the cathedral.  Picture: Facebook From left to right: Abp. Juraj, Abp. Michael, Met. Philip (UOC), and Bp. Jachým at the cathedral. Picture: Facebook

The next morning Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated at the Cathedral by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of Prague, His Eminence Archbishop Juraj of Michalovce and Košice, and His Grace Bishop Jachým of Beroun of the Church Czechoslovak Republic, as well as a delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church led by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Poltava and Mirgorod, and Fr. Edward, according to the OCA priest and as seen in the photos on the Holy Protection Monastery page in Rakoshino, Ukraine.

In the afternoon, a panikhida was served at the former Kobylisy shooting range in Prague, where the Nazis carried out mass executions, followed by prayers on the memorial plaque of St. Gorazd in Pankrác prison in Prague.

Hierarchs L to R: Abp.  Michael, Met.  Philip and Abp.  Juraj at the monastery with local and visiting clergy.  Photo: podvorie.cz Hierarchs L to R: Abp. Michael, Met. Philip and Abp. Juraj at the monastery with local and visiting clergy. Photo: podvorie.cz

The next day, Met. Philip of Poltava presided over the liturgy at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Monastery in Gorzhovichka, concelebrated by the Abbot. Michael and Abp. Swear. Archpriest Nikolai Lischenyuk of the Karlovy Very Russian Orthodox Representation Church was also invited to serve, the ROC Representation reports.

After the service, Abbot. Michael presented commemorative medals to the clergy.

Read about St. Gorazd in the article, “|  Czech-Slovak Church celebrates 80th anniversary of St. Gorazd with UOC, ROC and OCA clergy |  news from paradiseA 20th-century Western Orthodox missionary When many Roman Catholic priests rose up against Bishop Gorazd, even Catholic Bishop Stoian said, “Leave Pavlik alone, you are not worthy to tie his shoelaces, it would be nice if everyone was like Pavlik “. The Catholics are trying to convince Bishop Gorazd to return to Catholicism, while remaining in the episcopal orders and with the choice of rites.

“> A 20th Century Western Orthodox Missionary.”

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Martha J. Finley