Our parish is given a beautiful icon of the Holy Martyr Ludmila, Princess of the Czechs
On Saturday 5 March our parish was given a beautiful icon of the Holy Martyr Ludmila (+927AD), Princess of the Czechs and grandmother of Saint Wenceslaus (or Vyacheslav, +935 AD), the "Good King Wenceslaus" of the much-loved English Christmas carol. A gift from a dear friend of our parish, Ludmila Melnikoff, both the icon and the carved wooden case are the work of the Saint Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus. Upon the arrival of the icon in our church, a moleben to Saint Ludmila was served before it by our parish rector. Prayers were also offered for an end to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and for deliverance from the coronavirus. Present for the service were Ludmila, her husband Ellis King, her sister Veronica, and our Head Sister, Nina Golovin. We hope to have a similar moleben each year on the day of commemoration of Saint Ludmila, 29 September. May God richly bless his servant Ludmila, together with her family, for her kindness and generosity!