A few days after the enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York as First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and the conclusion of the Holy Council of Bishops, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe and Synodal Secretary of the Church Abroad for Inter-Orthodox Relations, spoke with OrthoChristian.com about these important events, about the new Metropolitan, and about his hopes and expectations for the future of the ROCOR.

Read the whole of Bishop Irenei’s interview here: ‘Vladyka Nicholas Loves God, Deeply’: An Interview with Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe on the Election of the New First Hierarch of ROCOR.