Holy spring of 6th-century Apostle of Scotland blessed

Caldbeck, England, February 4, 2022

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Late last month, a group of Orthodox clergy and faithful went on pilgrimage to the holy spring of St. Kentigern (Mungo) of Strathclyde, Bishop of Glasgow.

The pilgrimage began on January 29 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the 12th-century Church of St. Kentigern in the village of Caldbeck in Cumbria, England, located near the spring of the 6th-century Apostle of Scotland, reports the Sourozh Diocese of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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The service was celebrated by Fr. Anatoly Vikhrov, Fr. Viktor Akhryapin, and Fr. Nil Lyubchenko from the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. They were joined by believers from the cities of Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Manchester, Newcastle, and Glasgow.

Following the Liturgy, the clergy and faithful processed to the spring of St. Kentigern, where moleben with the blessing of water was served.

Fr. Anatoly sprinkled those present with holy water and addressed them with a sermon and words of gratitude for the joint pilgrimage.

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All then shared in a common meal organized by the pilgrims.

Read more about St. Kentigern here.

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