The Patriarch walked around London incognito
The head of the Russian Church decided to merge with the crowd and feel the spirit of England. For this, he wore the usual monastic garb and took to the streets of London. The guards near Cyril was not. He walked to the banks of the Thames, looked on tower. In total the route was about 6000 meters. The Patriarch did not stop suddenly, it began to rain, he continued his trip around the city.
Cyril was not in London for several years, and during that time the capital of the UK has changed dramatically. There are new buildings in the city centre.
Then the Patriarch conducted a Liturgy in the Russian Church and organized the prayer service in the building where in the 19th century was an Orthodox Cathedral.
The arrival of the Head of the Russian Church was dedicated to the tercentenary of the existence of the Russian Church in Britain. In the coming days, the Patriarch intends to meet with Queen Elizabeth II.