Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Greetings with the New Year. | Поздравления с Новым годом. | Salutations avec la nouvelle année.

Greetings from the Diocesan Chancellery for the New Year. | Поздравление епархиальной канцелярии с новым годом.

Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Nativity Services in the Diocesan Cathedral, London. | Преосвященный Епископ возглавил Рождественские богослужения в кафедральном соборе Лондона.

The Divine Services of the Nativity of Christ were celebrated at the Diocesan Cathedral in London by His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe. | По случаю праздника Рождества Христова в кафедральном соборе г. Лондона Преосвященнейшим епископом Иринеем были совершены богослужения.

PHOTOGALLERY: Children’s Nativity Concerts Around the Diocese. | ФОТОГАЛЕРЕЯ: Детские рождественские концерты по епархии.

In keeping with a fond tradition of the Church Abroad, various parishes of the Diocese organise children’s musical concerts and pageants during the season of the Nativity of Christ. | По доброй традиции Зарубежной Церкви, различные приходы епархии организуют детские музыкальные концерты…

Akathist Hymn to the Nativity of Christ. | Акафист Рождеству Христову.

“O Jesus, Son of God, Who becamest incarnate for our sake, glory be to Thee!” Full text in English and Slavonic. | «Иису́се, Сы́не Бо́жий, воплоти́выйся на́с ра́ди, сла́ва Тебе́!» Полный текст акафиста на церковнославянском и английском языках.

Nativity Epistle of Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, 2021. | Рождественское Послание Епископа Иринея Лондонского и Западно-Европейского, 2021 г. | Épître de Noël de Mgr Irénée, Evêque de Londres et de l’Europe occidentale, 2021.

“Rejoice, for Christ’s love for us is stronger than the power of sin. Rejoice, for the noisome warfare of this world is no match for the quiet victory of the King of All.” | “Возрадуемся, яко любовь Христова къ намъ сильнѣе грѣховнаго могущества!”

Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, 2021. | Рождественское Послание Митрополита Илариона, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви, 2021 г.

“Both the struggle of our faith, and its fruits in our days, must be grounded in this joy: the joy that comes from hearing the angelic doxology and the triumph of the Incarnation of God the Word…” | “И подвиг веры, и ее плод в наши дни должен быть этой радостью, от слышания ангельского славословия и торжества Воплощения Бога Слова…”

Latest News
Greetings with the New Year. | Поздравления с Новым годом. | Salutations avec la nouvelle année.
, Greetings with the New Year.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Nativity Services in the Diocesan Cathedral, London. | Преосвященный Епископ возглавил Рождественские богослужения в кафедральном соборе Лондона.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Nativity Services in the Diocesan Cathedral, London.
PHOTOGALLERY: Children's Nativity Concerts Around the Diocese. | ФОТОГАЛЕРЕЯ: Детские рождественские концерты по епархии.
PHOTOGALLERY: Children's Nativity Concerts Around the Diocese.
Akathist Hymn to the Nativity of Christ. | Акафист Рождеству Христову.
Akathist to the Nativity of Christ.
Nativity Epistle of Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, 2021. | Рождественское Послание Епископа Иринея Лондонского и Западно-Европейского, 2021 г. | Épître de Noël de Mgr Irénée, Evêque de Londres et de l’Europe occidentale, 2021.
Nativity Epistle of Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe.
Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, 2021. | Рождественское Послание Митрополита Илариона, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви, 2021 г.
Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
Registration Now Open for the 3rd Annual European Church Music Conference, "Liturgical Culture and Church Style," To Be Held On-line 27-29 January 2022. | Открыта регистрация на 3-ю Съезд Европейских Церковных Музыкантов «Богослужебная Культура и Стиль» - пройдет с 27 по 29 января 2022 года в онлайн режиме.
Registration Now Open for the 3rd Annual European Church Musicians Conference, "Liturgical Culture and Church Style," To Be Held On-line 27-29 January 2022.
Photogallery: Preparations for the Nativity in London, with a Children's Workshop. | Фотогалерея: Подготовка к Рождеству в Лондоне, с детской мастерской. | Galerie de photos : Préparatifs de la Nativité à Londres, avec un atelier pour enfants.
Photogallery: Preparations for the Nativity in London, with a Children's Workshop.
Year-end Appeal for the Seminary of the ROCOR in Jordanville. | Джорданвильский Годовой Фонд 2021 - Призыв в Конце Года.
Year-end Appeal for the Seminary of the ROCOR in Jordanville.
Fête patronale de l’église de Vevey. | The Altar Feast of the Vevey Parish.
The Altar Feast of the Vevey Parish.
On the Altar Feast of the St Nicholas Parish in Basel, Switzerland, a Reader is Tonsured. | В Базеле, в день престольного праздника Свято-Николаевского прихода состоялся постриг в чтеца.
On the Altar Feast of the St Nicholas Parish in Basel, Switzerland, a Reader is Tonsured.
Bishop Irenei Expresses His Condolences to Patriarch Profirij and the Faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe, on the Repose of Bishop Luke.
Bishop Irenei Expresses His Condolences to Patriarch Profirij and the Faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe, on the Repose of Bishop Luke.

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Welcome to the official web site of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe. Dwelling and living in the Diaspora, this historic Diocese shares the rich treasures of Orthodox Christianity with 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.

Celebrating its centenary jubilee in 2021, the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad continues in the ancient tradition of our Holy Fathers, preserving the true faith in Christ across the generations, standing firm upon the foundations laid by the Apostles. Our Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe has a remarkable history, numbering amongst its Ruling Bishops the universally-beloved St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Wonderworker, and maintaining a pious adherence to the full life of the Orthodox Church in parishes that range from pre-revolutionary cathedrals to newly-established parishes and missions. We welcome you to partake of the sacramental, pastoral and missionary life of our communities today.

Resources

Latest Communications from the Diocesan Bishop:

'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.
'Rejoice That Your Names are Written in Heaven!' Sermon of Bishop Irenei on the Feastday of the Evangelist Luke.
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