Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Final Preparations Underway for Pilgrimage to Ireland. | Завершаются приготовления к паломничеству в Ирландию.

Final preparations are currently being made for the Diocese’s first Pilgrimage to Ireland, to take place from 1st – 8th August 2021. | В настоящее время ведутся последние приготовления к первому общеепархиальному паломничеству в Ирландию.

A New Deacon is Ordained at the Altar Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs in London. | На престольном празднике святых Царственных мучеников в Лондоне был рукоположен новый диакон.

During the Divine Services of the Altar Feast of the Cathedral’s lower church, Valery Beroskin was tonsured a Reader and the Subdeacon Alexander Groves was ordained Deacon.

The 40th Anniversary of the Canonisation of the Tsar Martyr Nicholas, the Imperial Family and the Holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth is kept at their memorial on the Isle of Wight.

The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanova Society marked the Fortieth Anniversary of the glorification of the Holy Royal Martyrs and Grand Duchess Elizabeth, at their memorial on the Isle of Wight.

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Final Preparations Underway for Pilgrimage to Ireland. | Завершаются приготовления к паломничеству в Ирландию.
Final Preparations Underway for Pilgrimage to Ireland.
'The taunts of an atheistic worldview are never able to dislodge faith from the hearts of those who know the truth': Sermon for the Feastday of the Holy Royal Martyrs by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe. | «Насмешки атеистического мировоззрения никогда не смогли истребить веру из сердец тех, кто познал истину»: Проповедь епископа Иринея Лондонского и Западно-Европейского в день памяти святых Царственных мучеников.
'The taunts of an atheistic worldview are never able to dislodge faith from the hearts of those who know the truth': Sermon for the Feastday of the Holy Royal Martyrs by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Altar Feast of the St Elisabeth Parish in Wallasey, England. | Епископ Ириней возглавил престольный праздник Свято-Елизаветинского прихода в Уолласи, Англия.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Altar Feast of the St Elisabeth Parish in Wallasey, England.
A New Deacon is Ordained at the Altar Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs in London. | На престольном празднике святых Царственных мучеников в Лондоне был рукоположен новый диакон.
A New Deacon is Ordained at the Altar Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs in London.
Успешно завершился ежегодный детский епархиальный летний лагерь в Швейцарии, посвященный святителю Иоанну Шанхайскому, Чудотворцу. | The Diocese's Annual Children's Summer Camp in Switzerland, Dedicated to St John the Wonderworker, Successfully Concludes.
The Diocese's Annual Children's Summer Camp in Switzerland, Dedicated to St John the Wonderworker, Successfully Concludes.
The 40th Anniversary of the Canonisation of the Tsar Martyr Nicholas, the Imperial Family and the Holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth is kept at their memorial on the Isle of Wight.
The 40th Anniversary of the Canonisation of the Tsar Martyr Nicholas, the Imperial Family and the Holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth is kept at their memorial on the Isle of Wight.
An update from the Saints of the British Isles Liturgical Project. | Праздник всех святых Британских островов: новости литургического проекта о Святых Британских островов.
An update from the Saints of the British Isles Liturgical Project.
‘Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will!’ : Homily for the Sunday of All Saints of the British Isles by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe. | «Развернем паруса, и пусть Господь направит нас туда, где Он желает!» Проповедь епископа Иринея Лондонского и Западно-Европейского в неделю всех святых на британских островов просиявших.
‘Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will!’ : Homily for the Sunday of All Saints of the British Isles by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe.
A Hierarchical Liturgy is Served in Zurich on the Sunday of All Saints. | В неделю Всех святых состоялось богослужение архиерейским чином в Цюрихе.
A Hierarchical Liturgy is Served in Zurich on the Sunday of All Saints.
La fête paroissiale de Lyon, France, est célébrée en plein air. | Престольный праздник лионского прихода во  Франции отметили в часовне под открытым небом. | The Altar Feast of the Lyon Parish, France, is Celebrated at the Parish's Outdoor Chapel.
The Altar Feast of the Lyon Parish, France, is Celebrated at the Parish's Outdoor Chapel.
Bishop Irenei Addresses a Symposium on 'The Mother of God in Our Lives' in Los Angeles. | В Лос-Анджелесе Епископ Ириней принял участие в симпозиуме на тему «Богоматерь в нашей жизни».
Bishop Irenei Addresses a Symposium on 'The Mother of God in Our Lives' in Los Angeles.
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.

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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.
'The taunts of an atheistic worldview are never able to dislodge faith from the hearts of those who know the truth': Sermon for the Feastday of the Holy Royal Martyrs by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe.
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