It was in the autumn of 2007 that Fr. Silouan Thompson and I travelled to Kathmandu, as a followup to my trip here in 2006. That was my second visit to the city and Fr. Silouan’s first. Together we served the first Orthodox Divine Liturgy for Nepali people (a liturgy for employees of the Russian Embassy at the embassy itself may have been served prior to our liturgy, but I’m not sure about that. The liturgy we served however was certainly the first served in the city among Nepalis).
This morning, 23 February 2014, with the help of Presbytera Marilyn, I once again served the Divine Liturgy here in Kathmandu. What a blessing to know that, God willing, we will be able to have liturgies throughout Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha. It is a bit awkward doing this in the apartment, but I’m grateful that we can have the liturgy and Holy Communion at all.
Glory to God Who has allowed us to partake of the medicine of immortality here in Nepal. – Fr. S.