Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Célébrations pascales 2021 à Vevey. Le Christ est ressuscité! | Пасхальные Торжества 2021 г. в Веве, Швейцария. Христос Воскресе! | Report on Paschal Celebrations in Vevey, Switzerland, 2021: Christ is Risen!

‘Les célébrations se sont déroulées dans une atmosphère recueillie et une paisible ferveur joyeuse….’ | Pascha in Vevey: ‘The celebrations took place in a communal atmosphere and peaceful fervour of joy.’

Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Liturgy of St Thomas Sunday at the Parish of St Alexander Nevsky in Norwich, England. | В неделю Фомину епископ Ириней возглавил воскресную литургию в приходе св. Александра Невского в Норвиче, Англия.

Anti-Pascha is celebrated in Norwich, England, with and Archpastoral visit and the awarding of the Purple Skufia to Priest Spasimir Ivanov. | Антипасха отмечается в Норвиче, Англия, с архипастырским визитом и вручением награды священнику Спасимиру Иванову.

Пасхальная радость о Воскресении Христовом была провозглашена у могил усопших настоятелей и прихожан женевского собора. | Proclamation de la Résurrection du Christ sur les tombes des anciens recteurs et fidèles de la cathédrale de Genève. | The Resurrection is Proclaimed at the Graves of Former Rectors and Faithful of the Cathedral in Geneva.

В преддверии Радоницы, состоялось поминовение усопших настоятелей и прихожан Женевского собора. | A commemoration of the deceased rectors and parishioners of the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, took place.

VIDEO: Paschal Canon and the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, from the Florence Parish. | ВИДЕО: Канон и великий прокимен Пасхи, из прихода во Флоренции.

Listen to a excerpt from the Paschal Canon, as well as the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, as sung in the Florence Parish during the present Paschal feast.

Фотогалерея богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи на приходах епархии, часть 2. | Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 2.

Мы рады поделиться небольшой подборкой фотографий со Страстной недели и Пасхальных богослужений, сделанных в разных приходах епархии за последние дни. | We are pleased to share a small selection of photographs of Passion Week and Pascha services, taken at a few of the many parishes across the Diocese over the past days.

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A Parish Meeting is Held in the Pokrov Parish, Arnhem, in the Joy of Pascha. | В Покровском приходе Арнема в период Пасхальных торжеств состоялось Общеприходское собрание.
A Parish Meeting is Held in the Pokrov Parish, Arnhem, in the Joy of Pascha.
Célébrations pascales 2021 à Vevey. Le Christ est ressuscité! | Пасхальные Торжества 2021 г. в Веве, Швейцария. Христос Воскресе! | Report on Paschal Celebrations in Vevey, Switzerland, 2021: Christ is Risen!
Report on Paschal Celebrations in Vevey, Switzerland: Christ is risen!
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Liturgy of St Thomas Sunday at the Parish of St Alexander Nevsky in Norwich, England. | В неделю Фомину епископ Ириней возглавил воскресную литургию в приходе св. Александра Невского в Норвиче, Англия.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Liturgy of St Thomas Sunday at the Parish of St Alexander Nevsky in Norwich, England.
Пасхальная радость о Воскресении Христовом была провозглашена у могил усопших настоятелей и прихожан женевского собора. | Proclamation de la Résurrection du Christ sur les tombes des anciens recteurs et fidèles de la cathédrale de Genève. | The Resurrection is Proclaimed at the Graves of Former Rectors and Faithful of the Cathedral in Geneva.
The Resurrection is Proclaimed at the Graves of Former Rectors and Faithful of the Cathedral in Geneva.
VIDEO: Paschal Canon and the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, from the Florence Parish. | ВИДЕО: Канон и великий прокимен Пасхи, из прихода во Флоренции.
VIDEO: Paschal Canon and the Great Prokeimenon of Paschal Vespers, from the Florence Parish.
Фотогалерея богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи на приходах епархии, часть 2. | Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 2.
Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 2.
Фотогалерея богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи на приходах епархии, часть 1. | Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 1.
Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 1.
Фотогалерея богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи в кафедральном соборе Рождества Богородицы в Лондоне, часть 1. | Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in London, Part 1.
Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in London.
Paschal Epistle of Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, 2021. | Пасхальное Послание преосвященнейшего епископа Иринея Лондонского и Западно-Европейского, 2021 г. | Épître pascale de l’évêque Irénée de Londres et d’Europe occidentale, 2021.
Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, 2021.
Пасхальное послание св. Иоанна чудотворца Шанхайского и Сан-францисского, 1940 г. | Paschal Epistle of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, 1940. | Épître pascale de saint Jean le Thaumaturge de Shanghai et de San Francisco, 1940.
Paschal Epistle of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, 1940.
Пасхальное послание Высокопреосвященнейшего Илариона, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви, 2021 г. | Paschal Epistle of the First Hierarch of the Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, 2021.
Paschal Epistle of the First Hierarch of the Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, 2021.
'Today the Christian world celebrates our Lord’s conquering of death': Sermon by Bishop Irenei for Great and Holy Saturday Morning, 2021. | «Сегодня христианский мир празднует победу нашего Господа над смертью»: Проповедь епископа Иренея в Великую субботу утром 2021 г.
'Today the Christian world celebrates our Lord’s conquering of death': Sermon by Bishop Irenei for Great and Holy Saturday, 2021.

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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.

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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.
'Today the Christian world celebrates our Lord’s conquering of death': Sermon by Bishop Irenei for Great and Holy Saturday, 2021.
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