Dioceses of Great Britain, Ireland and Western Europe

Великобританская и Ирландская Епархия, и Запaдно-Европейская Епархия
 

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia   |  Русская Православная Церковь Заграницей

Latest News and Activities

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Welcome to the official web site of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia’s Dioceses of Great Britain and Ireland, and Western Europe. We are pleased to welcome you, and to invite you to share in the rich heritage of Orthodox Christianity in these territories. This new website that combines content for both our regions is new, and we ask for your patience as we update it and finalise its configuration.

Our mission is to share the rich treasures of Orthodox Christianity to all peoples, embracing the Orthodox history of these lands and the intercessions of our host of local Saints in order to draw peoples of every nationality, tongue, age and race into the life of the Gospel that has been proclaimed in our Church for more than 2,000 years.

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From the British Isles

The Kursk-root icon of the Theotokos ‘of the Sign’, the chief icon of our Church Abroad and the protectress of the whole of our Church, is currently in Great Britain and Ireland. The holy icon is visiting the major parishes of our Diocese, and with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irenei is also visiting three parishes of the Diocese of Sourozh.

From Europe

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irenei, the Diocesan Vicar, His Grace Bishop Alexander, will be celebrating the service of General Unction in various places throughout the Diocese during Great Lent. Please click here for a calendar of these Unction services and locations.

Schedule of Holy Week Services at the Cathedrals | Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели в соборах

Schedule of Holy Week Services at the Cathedrals | Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели в соборах

Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели и Пасхи | Schedule of services in our Cathedrals for Holy Week and Pascha ...
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Kursk-Root Icon Makes Historic Visit to British Diocese

Kursk-Root Icon Makes Historic Visit to British Diocese

The chief icon of the Russian Diaspora has spent the past weeks in the British Diocese, with excursions to various parishes ...
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Schedule of Archpastoral parish visitations in England during Paschaltide

Schedule of Archpastoral parish visitations in England during Paschaltide

An outline of Bishop Irenei’s visitations throughout Great Britain during Paschaltide is now available ...
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Holy Unction is Celebrated in the London Cathedral

Holy Unction is Celebrated in the London Cathedral

General Unction is served at the London Cathedral in the presence of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God ...
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Annunciation is celebrated in Geneva | Благовещение Пресвятой Богородицы в Женеве

Annunciation is celebrated in Geneva | Благовещение Пресвятой Богородицы в Женеве

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos is celebrated joyfully at the Cathedral of the Cross in Geneva ...
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Liturgical Handbook updated with new entries

Liturgical Handbook updated with new entries

A new format and several new entries in our Handbook of distinctive ROCOR liturgical practice ...
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ROCOR Studies website publishes a new article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin

ROCOR Studies website publishes a new article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin

A new study on the ROCOR in India, by the senior Altar server in London ...
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