Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Metropolitan Mark and Bishop Irenei Celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives, and Greet Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem. | В праздник святой Марии Магдалины митрополит Марк и епископ Ириней совершили Литургию в Гефсимании и приветствуют Блаженнейшего Патриарха Иерусалимского Феофила.

The Gethsemane Liturgy in honour of St Mary is one of the focal points of the pilgrimage currently taking place in the Holy Land with a large group of pilgrims from the European dioceses of the Church Abroad. | Гефсиманская Литургия в честь святой равноапостольной является одним из центральных моментов паломничества с большой группой паломников из европейских епархий Зарубежной Церкви.

Bishop Irenei of London Concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Tomb of the Mother of God. | Епископ Ириней Лондонский сослужил митрополиту Еленопольскому Иоакиму на Литургии у гробницы Божией Матери

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe, together with the Diocese of Germany, attended the Divine Liturgy at the tomb of the Theotokos in the Garden of Gethsemane. | Паломническая группа приняла участие в Божественной литургии у гробницы Богородицы в Гефсиманском саду.

Valentina Vasilievna Turner-Udalcova, A Beloved Presence in the Orthodox Church in London, Has Reposed in the Lord. | Валентина Васильевна Тернер-Удалькова, возлюбленная прихожанка Православной Церкви в Лондоне, отошла ко Господу.

‘She embodied all that it is good about a true Christian who sought all her life to be of service to others.’ | «Она воплотила в себе всё, что есть доброго в настоящем Христианине, кто всю свою жизнь старался служить другим.»

Diocesan Pilgrimage Underway in the Holy Land. | Епархиальное паломничество в Святую Землю.

Some 50 pilgrims from the Church Abroad’s two dioceses in Europe have gathered in the Holy Land for two weeks… | Около 50 паломников из двух епархий Зарубежной Церкви в Европе собрались на Святой Земле…

Countess Maria Nikolaevna Apraksina, Beloved Figure in the Life of the Church Abroad Over the Past Century, Reposes in the Lord in Brussels. | Графиня Мария Николаевна Апраксина, любимая фигура в жизни Зарубежной Церкви за минувшее столетие, упокоилась в Брюсселе.

Maria Nikolaevna was born into the family of Nikolai Mikhailovich Kotlerevsky, who initiated the creation of the Memorial Church in Brussels. | Мария Николаевна родилась в семье Николая Михайловича Котлеревского, который был инициатором создания нашего храма.

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Metropolitan Mark and Bishop Irenei Celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives, and Greet Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem. | В праздник святой Марии Магдалины митрополит Марк и епископ Ириней совершили Литургию в Гефсимании и приветствуют Блаженнейшего Патриарха Иерусалимского Феофила.
Metropolitan Mark and Bishop Irenei Celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives, and Greet Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem.
Bishop Irenei of London Concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Tomb of the Mother of God. | Епископ Ириней Лондонский сослужил митрополиту Еленопольскому Иоакиму на Литургии у гробницы Божией Матери
Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe Concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Tomb of the Mother of God.
Valentina Vasilievna Turner-Udalcova, A Beloved Presence in the Orthodox Church in London, Has Reposed in the Lord. | Валентина Васильевна Тернер-Удалькова, возлюбленная прихожанка Православной Церкви в Лондоне, отошла ко Господу.
Valentina Vasilievna Turner-Udalcova, A Beloved Presence in the Orthodox Church in London, Has Reposed in the Lord.
Diocesan Pilgrimage Underway in the Holy Land. | Епархиальное паломничество в Святую Землю.
Diocesan Pilgrimage Underway in the Holy Land.
Countess Maria Nikolaevna Apraksina, Beloved Figure in the Life of the Church Abroad Over the Past Century, Reposes in the Lord in Brussels. | Графиня Мария Николаевна Апраксина, любимая фигура в жизни Зарубежной Церкви за минувшее столетие, упокоилась в Брюсселе.
Countess Maria Nikolaevna Apraksina, Beloved Figure in the Life of the Church Abroad Over the Past Century, Reposes in the Lord in Brussels.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the St Seraphim Summer Camp in England. | Епископ Ириней совершил Божественную литургию в летнем Свято-Серафимовском лагере в Англии.
Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the St Seraphim Summer Camp in England.
Pastoral Epistle of the European Bishops' Conference of the Church Abroad. | Пастырское послание Совещание епископов Зарубежной Церкви в Европе. | Épître pastorale de la Conférence des Evêques d’Europe de l’EORE.
Pastoral Epistle of the European Bishops' Conference of the Church Abroad.
The First Meeting of the European Bishops' Conference of the Church Abroad Takes Place in Munich. | В г. Мюнхене состоялось первое заседание Совещания епископов Зарубежной Церкви в Европе.
The First Meeting of the European Bishops' Conference of the Church Abroad Takes Place in Munich.
PHOTOGALLERY: St Elisabeth the Grand-Duchess is Honoured in Wallasey, England.
PHOTOGALLERY: St Elisabeth the Grand-Duchess is Honoured in Wallasey, England.
Clergy From the Cardiff Parish Serve the Divine Liturgy at the Urdd Gobaith Cymru Residential Centre in Wales, Which Houses over 200 Displaced Ukrainian Refugees.
Clergy From the Cardiff Parish Serve the Divine Liturgy at the Urdd Gobaith Cymru Residential Centre in Wales, Which Houses over 200 Displaced Ukrainian Refugees.
Bishop Irenei Greets Participants in the Summer Camp for Children of Ukrainian Refugees, by Video Conference. | Епископ Ириней по видеосвязи поприветствовал участников летнего лагеря для детей украинских беженцев.
Bishop Irenei Greets Participants in the Summer Camp for Children of Ukrainian Refugees, by Video Link.
The Diocese's 'Saints of the British Isles' Project Reports on a Year of Activity, Including Hymnography for 95 British Saints. | Епархиальный проект «Святые Британских островов» сообщает о деятельности за год, представляя гимнографию для 95 британских святых.
The Diocese's 'Saints of the British Isles' Project Reports on a Year of Activity, Including Hymnography for 95 Saints.

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Welcome to the official web site of the Church Abroad’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 Church Abroad (also known as the ROCOR: Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, as distinct from the Church within Russia itself: the Moscow Patriarchate) 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.
'And At Last He Came to Himself': Sermon of Bishop Irenei on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.
'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.
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