Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

A Preparatory Course for a Liturgical Music School in Europe Takes Place. | Подготовительный курс церковно-певческой школы.

From 9-13 August, 2021, the All-European Church Music Committee of the ROCOR conducted a ‘Preparatory Course’ as part of the creation of a liturgical music school in Europe. | С 9-13 августа 2021 г. Общеевропейским церковно-певческим комитетом РПЦЗ был проведен «Подготовительный курс» в рамках создания в Европе церковно-певческой школы.

The Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London is Concelebrated by Bishops Irenei and Alexander. | Торжества по случаю престольного праздника в кафедральном соборе Лондона возглавили епископы Ириней и Александр.

On the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, the Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London, England, was concelebrated by the two hierarchs of the Diocese: His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, and His Grace Bishop Alexander of Vevey.

Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской конференции о первенстве и соборности в Православии.

With the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe took part in a plenary conference of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, dedicated to ‘World Orthodoxy: Primacy and Conciliarity in Light of Orthodox Teaching.’

Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit. | Впечатления от Флоренции: размышления прихода о недавнем архипастырском визите.

Reflections from the Florence Parish on the visit of Bishop Irenei and the ordination of a new Deacon. | Размышления флорентийского прихода о визите епископа Иринея и рукоположении нового диакона.

A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. | Рукоположен новый диакон в приходе Рождества Христова во Флоренции, Италия.

On the feastday of the translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe made an archpastoral visit to the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. Co-serving His Grace for the Divine Services of the weekend were the Rector of the Parish, Archpriest Georgy Blatynski and Priest Oleg Turcan.

The Diocesan Chancellor Celebrates the Feastday of St Alexander Nevsky in the St Alexander Parish, Norwich, England.

On the feastday of the translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky, the Very Reverend Archpriest Paul Elliott, Chancellor of the Diocese, made a pastoral visit to the Parish of St Alexander in Norwich, in the East of England.

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A Preparatory Course for a Liturgical Music School in Europe Takes Place. | Подготовительный курс церковно-певческой школы.
A Preparatory Course for a Liturgical Music School in Europe Takes Place.
The Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London is Concelebrated by Bishops Irenei and Alexander. | Торжества по случаю престольного праздника в кафедральном соборе Лондона возглавили епископы Ириней и Александр.
The Altar Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral in London is Concelebrated by Bishops Irenei and Alexander.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской конференции о первенстве и соборности в Православии.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Conference on Primacy and Conciliarity Light of Orthodox Teaching.
Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit. | Впечатления от Флоренции: размышления прихода о недавнем архипастырском визите.
Impressions from Florence: Reflections from the Parish on the Recent Archpastoral Visit.
A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy. | Рукоположен новый диакон в приходе Рождества Христова во Флоренции, Италия.
A New Deacon is Ordained in the Parish of the Nativity of Christ in Florence, Italy.
The Diocesan Chancellor Celebrates the Feastday of St Alexander Nevsky in the St Alexander Parish, Norwich, England.
The Diocesan Chancellor Celebrates the Feastday of St Alexander Nevsky in the St Alexander Parish, Norwich, England.
Outdoor Baptisms Performed in Northern Ireland.
Outdoor Baptisms Performed in Northern Ireland.
Diocesan Participation in the 'March for Life', London, 2021. | Шествие за жизнь 2021.
Diocesan Participation in the 'March for Life' in London, 2021.
Félicitations à Mgr Alexandre de Vevey sur la fête de son patron, S. Alexandre de Bergame. | Namesday Congratulations to Bishop Alexander of Vevey on the Feastday of St Alexander of Bergamo. | Поздравления в день тезоименитства Преосвященный епископ Вевейский Александр.
Namesday Congratulations to Bishop Alexander of Vevey on the Feastday of St Alexander of Bergamo.
Sermon of Bishop Irenei for the Feastday of St Irenei of Lyon, Offered at the Tomb of the Saint.
Sermon of Bishop Irenei for the Feastday of St Irenei of Lyon, Offered at the Tomb of the Saint.
On the Feastday of St Irenei of Lyon, Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Lyon Parish and Serves at the Tomb of the Saint. | Lors de fête de Saint Irénée de Lyon, l'évêque Irénée a visité la paroisse de Lyon et a célébré la Liturgie au tombeau du saint. | В день памяти священномученика Иринея Лионского епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит в лионский приход и возглавил богослужение у гробницы святителя.
On the Feastday of St Irenei of Lyon, Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Lyon Parish and Serves at the Tomb of the Saint.
An Update from the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe, 2 September 2021
An Update from the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe, 2 September 2021.

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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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