Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe
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Our next live-stream Lenten talk will take place Thursday, 2nd April at 7.00 p.m. British Summer Time (GMT+1).

You will be able to access the live-stream video feed via the Diocese’s official Facebook page, here.

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Welcome to the official web site of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia’s Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe. 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. Ours is a Diocese of remarkable history, and we welcome you to partake of the sacramental, pastoral and missionary life of our communities today.

Fourth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘How to Quiet the Mind: Practicing the Discernment of Thoughts’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The fourth live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight’s talk will address the themes of the thoughts, control of the wandering mind, and interior discernment.

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent – St John of the Ladder: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

For those who cannot be in a church this Sunday, we provide the texts of the prayers and hymns for this sacred day, to read at home, with special prayers for this time of trial and instructions on receiving the Mysteries.

Third Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘Overcoming Judgement – How to Love One’s Neighbour’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The third live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight’s talk will address the these of judgement, love of neighbour, and the interior disposition of the heart.

Second Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The second live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight’s theme: ‘The Foundations of Prayer: Prayer of the Lips and Prayer of the Heart.’

Third Sunday of Great Lent: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

For those who cannot be in a church this Sunday, we provide the texts of the prayers and hymns for this sacred day, to read at home, with special prayers for this time of trial and instructions on receiving the Mysteries.

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Fourth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘How to Quiet the Mind: Practicing the Discernment of Thoughts’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Fourth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘How to Quiet the Mind: Practicing the Discernment of Thoughts’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The fourth live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight's talk will address the themes of the thoughts, control of the wandering mind, and interior discernment ...
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Fourth Sunday of Great Lent - St John of the Ladder: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent – St John of the Ladder: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

For those who cannot be in a church this Sunday, we provide the texts of the prayers and hymns for this sacred day, to read at home, with special prayers for this time of trial and instructions on receiving the Mysteries ...
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Third Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘Overcoming Judgement - How to Love One’s Neighbour’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Third Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘Overcoming Judgement – How to Love One’s Neighbour’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The third live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight's talk will address the these of judgement, love of neighbour, and the interior disposition of the heart ...
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Second Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Second Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The second live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight's theme: 'The Foundations of Prayer: Prayer of the Lips and Prayer of the Heart.' ...
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Third Sunday of Great Lent: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

Third Sunday of Great Lent: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

For those who cannot be in a church this Sunday, we provide the texts of the prayers and hymns for this sacred day, to read at home, with special prayers for this time of trial and instructions on receiving the Mysteries ...
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Diocese to Live Stream a Series of Lenten Spiritual Talks with Bishop Irenei, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Diocese to Live Stream a Series of Lenten Spiritual Talks with Bishop Irenei, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

In order to provide nourishment for those at home in the present period, and a discussion of spiritual matters, a first live-streamed Lenten talk will take place on Monday 23rd March ...
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More Spiritual Reading for Lent: Sayings of Abba Macarius the Great

More Spiritual Reading for Lent: Sayings of Abba Macarius the Great

More spiritual reading for those housebound this Lent as the world responds to the epidemic, providing food for spiritual growth ...
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Diocesan Resources

Additional Materials

Diocesan Hierarch

Bishop Irenei of London: Calendar, Communications and Information

About the Diocese

Life and history of the Diocese on continental Europe and the British Isles

The Church Abroad

History and notable figures of our Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Parishes

Directory of all Diocesan Parishes, with addresses, web links and contacts

Clergy

Directory of Priests and Deacons serving in Great Britain and Western Europe

Liturgics

Resources on the Divine Services, including our Liturgical Handbook

Diocesan Resources

Contacts

Contact Us

Contact the Diocese via a web form for general enquiries and information

Diocesan Chancellery

Administrative details and offices of the Diocesan Governance

Parish Directory

Map and listing of all parishes within the Diocese, with information

Clergy Directory

Directory of all active clergymen of the Diocese, with contact details