Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Les vêtements de saint Jean le Thaumaturge seront nouvellement présentés pour vénération à Vevey, en Suisse. | Vestments of St John the Wonderworker Will Be Newly Presented for Veneration in Vevey, Switzerland. | Облачение св. Иоанна чудотворца будут преподнесены на поклонение в Веве, Швейцария.

The Church in Vevey preserves for veneration a set of vestments belonging to the Holy Hierarch St John. | Notre église a la grâce de posséder un ornement que le saint Pontife Jean portait lorsqu’il célébrait soit dans notre chapelle à Lausanne soit dans notre église à Vevey

Bishop Irenei Travels to New York for the Regular Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops. | Епископ Ириней едет в Нью-Йорк на очередное заседание Священного Архиерейского Синода.

His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe today departs for New York, where over the coming days the regular session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia will take place at the Synodal headquarters in Manhattan.

Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feast of the St Alexander Nevsky Parish in Norwich, England.

The feastday of St Alexander Nevsky is celebrated in Norwich with a Hierarchical Liturgy and festal parish programme.

Restauration de l’iconostase de l’église de Sainte-Barbara à Vevey, en Suisse. | The Newly-Restored Iconostasis is Re-Installed in the Historic Church of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland. | Реставрация иконостаса храма св. Варвары в Веве, Швейцария.

Après plus de 140 ans de service, l’iconostase de l’église à Vevey avait besoin d’une importante restauration. | After more than 140 years of service, the iconostasis of the historic church in Vevey, Switzerland, was in need of a major restoration.

Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to Monaco. | Епископ Ириней совершил Архипастырский визит в Монако.

His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe visited the Parish community of St Elena in Montecarlo, Monaco. | Преосвященный епископ Ириней посетил приходскую общину в Монте-Карло, княжество Монако.

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Les vêtements de saint Jean le Thaumaturge seront nouvellement présentés pour vénération à Vevey, en Suisse. | Vestments of St John the Wonderworker Will Be Newly Presented for Veneration in Vevey, Switzerland. | Облачение св. Иоанна чудотворца будут преподнесены на поклонение в Веве, Швейцария.
Vestments of St John the Wonderworker Will Be Newly Presented for Veneration in Vevey, Switzerland.
Bishop Irenei Travels to New York for the Regular Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops. | Епископ Ириней едет в Нью-Йорк на очередное заседание Священного Архиерейского Синода.
Bishop Irenei Travels to New York for the Regular Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feast of the St Alexander Nevsky Parish in Norwich, England.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feast of the St Alexander Nevsky Parish in Norwich, England.
Restauration de l’iconostase de l'église de Sainte-Barbara à Vevey, en Suisse. | The Newly-Restored Iconostasis is Re-Installed in the Historic Church of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland. | Реставрация иконостаса храма св. Варвары в Веве, Швейцария.
The Newly-Restored Iconostasis is Re-Installed in the Historic Church of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland., The Newly-Restored Iconostasis is Re-Installed in the Historic Church of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland.
The Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple is Celebrated in the Diocesan Cathedral in London — With Thanks for the Parish Christmas Fair. | Праздник Введения Пресвятой Богородицы в Храм отмечается в епархиальном кафедральном соборе в Лондоне — с благодарностью за рождественскую ярмарку.
The Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple is Celebrated in the Diocesan Cathedral in London.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to Monaco. | Епископ Ириней совершил Архипастырский визит в Монако.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to Monaco.
Bishop Irenei Visits the Parish of St Michael the Archangel in Cannes, France. | Епископ Ириней посетил приход Святого Архангела Михаила в Каннах, Франция.
Bishop Irenei Visits the Parish of St Michael the Archangel in Cannes, France.
Greetings from Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine to the conference on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad. | Приветствие Блаженнейшего митрополита Киевского и всея Украины Онуфрия участникам конференции, посвященной 100-летию Русской Зарубежной Церкви.
Greetings from Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine to the conference on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad.
A Monument to St Barbara is Blessed in Vevey. | Bénédiction d’une statue de Sainte Barbara à Vevey.
A Monument to St Barbara is Blessed in Vevey.
London Cathedral Makes Preparations for Annual Christmas Fair on 21 November 2021. | Лондонский собор готовится к ежегодной рождественской ярмарке 21 ноября 2021 г.
London Cathedral Makes Preparations for Annual Christmas Fair on 21 November 2021.
Demetrius Saturday of Souls Celebrated in Geneva Cathedral. | Димитриевская родительская суббота отмечена в Женевском соборе. | Samedi des défunts – samedi de Saint Dimitri est marqué dans la cathédrale de Genève.
Demetrius Saturday of Souls Celebrated in Geneva Cathedral.
Greetings from Metropolitan Onouphry on the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr Seraphim Slobodskoy. | Блаженнейший митрополит Киевский и всея Украины Онуфрий направил приветствие участникам богослужений и памятных мероприятий, посвященных 50-летию преставления протоиерея Серафима Слободского.
Greetings from Metropolitan Onouphry on the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr Seraphim Slobodskoy.

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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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