Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

A Recollection of the Uncovering of the Incorrupt Relics of St John the Wonderworker.

In honour of the ‘Autumn Feast’ of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco — for many years the Ruling Bishop of this Diocese — which commemorates the uncovering of the incorrupt relics of the saint on 29th September / 12th October 1993, we reprint here the recollection of that miraculous event by Archpriest Peter Perekrestov, which calls to mind the wonders that preceded St John’s glorification by the Church.

The Rhetoric of Resurrection: Death, Grief and Doctrinal Vision in St Ambrose

Bishop Irenei’s present paper addresses the unique manner in which St Ambrose assesses emotions positively, not only as a way to console the grieving, but also to explore complex doctrinal themes in a manner that exposes their importance to Christian thought and life.

Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Patristics Conference on the Legacy of St Ambrose of Milan. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской святоотеческой конференции, посвященной наследию святителя Амвросия Медиаланского.

His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe today took part in the seventh annual Patristics Conference organised by the Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute of the Moscow Patriarchate, dedicated this year to “St Ambrose of Milan and his Theological Heritage.”

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On the Feast of Pokrov, Bishop Irenei Makes First Archpastoral Visit to the Newly-Restored Pokrov Parish in Arnhem, Netherlands. | В праздник Покрова епископ Ириней совершил первый архипастырский визит в недавно возобновленный Покровский приход в Арнеме, Нидерланды.
On the Feast of Pokrov, Bishop Irenei Makes First Archpastoral Visit to the Newly-Restored Pokrov Parish in Arnhem, Netherlands.
A Recollection of the Uncovering of the Incorrupt Relics of St John the Wonderworker.
A Recollection of the Uncovering of the Incorrupt Relics of St John the Wonderworker.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Sanremo Parish, Italy, on the Feastday of Hieromartyr Peter of Krutitsa. | В день памяти священномученика митр. Петра Крутицкого Преосвященный епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит в приход в Сан-Ремо, Италия.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Sanremo Parish, Italy, on the Feastday of Hieromartyr Peter of Krutitsa.
The Rhetoric of Resurrection: Death, Grief and Doctrinal Vision in St Ambrose
'The Rhetoric of Resurrection: Death, Grief and Doctrinal Vision in St Ambrose': A Study by Bishop Irenei
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Patristics Conference on the Legacy of St Ambrose of Milan. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской святоотеческой конференции, посвященной наследию святителя Амвросия Медиаланского.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Patristics Conference on the Legacy of St Ambrose of Milan.
The Altar Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is Celebrated in Geneva. | В Женеве отметили престольный праздник Воздвижения Креста Господня. | Célébration de la fête patronale de l'Exaltation de la Croix à la cathédrale de Genève.
The Altar Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is Celebrated in Geneva.
The Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, Holds its Annual Parish Meeting. | В Кресто-Воздвиженском кафедральном соборе в Женеве, Швейцария, состоялось ежегодное общеприходское собрание.
The Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, Holds its Annual Parish Meeting.
A Preparatory Course for a Liturgical Music School in Europe Takes Place. | Подготовительный курс церковно-певческой школы.
A Preparatory Course for a Liturgical Music School in Europe Takes Place.
The Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London is Concelebrated by Bishops Irenei and Alexander. | Торжества по случаю престольного праздника в кафедральном соборе Лондона возглавили епископы Ириней и Александр.
The Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London is Concelebrated by Bishops Irenei and Alexander.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской конференции о первенстве и соборности в Православии.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching.
Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit. | Впечатления от Флоренции: размышления прихода о недавнем архипастырском визите.
Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit.
A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. | Рукоположен новый диакон в приходе Рождества Христова во Флоренции, Италия.
A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy.

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'A Sword Shall Pierce Thine Own Soul Also': Sermon on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe.
'Beauty Will Save the World'.
'Camels in Needles and Rich People in Heaven': A video greeting for the Nativity of Christ.
'If Only We Would Take Seriously Our Spiritual Lives, We Would All Be Saints': A Conversation with Archimandrite Irenei (Part 2).
'If Only We Would Take Seriously Our Spiritual Lives, We Would All Be Saints': A Conversation with Archimandrite Irenei; Part 1 (in English).
'In every age, man faces darkness and evil; but God is always stronger': Homily by Bishop Irenei for the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.
'Love ye your enemies': Sermon of Bishop Irenei on the Touchstone of the Life in Christ.
'The Rhetoric of Resurrection: Death, Grief and Doctrinal Vision in St Ambrose': A Study by Bishop Irenei
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