From: Archimandrite Alexis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:25 AM To: Archimandrite Alexis Subject: Tonsures at Brookwood
Dear-in-Christ, Everyone, bless!
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Today, His Grace Bishop Ambrose celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Edward’s Church, Brookwood, assisted by Fr Borislav Popov and Fr Nicolae Capitanu. During the Divine Liturgy, His Grace tonsured Fathers Niphon, Sabbas and Thomas to the full schema. We ask your prayers for them that they remain steadfast and true, and that you give thanks unto God for this blessing for our brotherhood.
Thanks are due also to the clergy who came to concelebrate, to Presbytera Mariana Popova for providing a meal afterwards, and to Daniel Ciuperpcovici for taking over the choir at the Little Entrance of the Liturgy, when the tonsures occurred.
The three newly tonsured monks will spend the next three days in quiet in the church. Thus there will only be one rather inadequate old monk on active service here during that period, so please be aware that we may not be able to deal with phone calls, emails or requests promptly until after the weekend.