Chapel of the Holy Cross, Orthodox House Church
The term Russian Orthodox parish stands for the jurisdictional affiliation to the Russian Orthodox Church and its head, the Patriarch of Moscow. Archbishop Feofan of Berlin represents him in Germany. On his behalf, Archpriest Alexei Tomjuk from Leipzig is responsible for Orthodox Christians of all traditions. The parish meets regularly for religious services, which are predominantly celebrated in Church Slavonic.
Religious services are held every first and second Saturday of the month.
In addition to the religious services and the care for various national cultures, a focus of the parish work is to be open to other Christians and fellow citizens. The house church therefore also serves as an ecumenical meeting and information centre. Meetings and discussions with Orthodox Christians intend to help overcome prejudices. The parish wishes to act as a cultural ambassador of the Eastern way of life and religion. Furthermore, charity work is important to the parish. The main focus is to support church-led social work in Russia by means of a partnership. The parish specifically helps the Martha and Mary Convent of Mercy in Moscow.