Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Monte-Carlo Parish Holds Prayers on the National Day of Monaco. | В приходе Монте-Карло проходят молитвы в Национальный день Монако.

The Diocese’s Parish of St Elena in Monaco commemorated the National Day by celebrating a moleben for the wellbeing of the State headed by H.S.H. the Prince and his family. | La Paroisse diocésaine de Sainte-Hélène en Monaco a commémoré la Fête Nationale en célébrant un moleben pour le bien de l’Etat présidé par S.A.S. le Prince et sa famille.

The Rite of Consecration of New Antiminsia Was Performed in the London Cathedral (Report with Photogallery). | В кафедральном соборе Лондона совершен чин освящения новых антиминсов (с фотогалереей).

Twenty new antiminsia were consecrated by Bishop Irenei of London for use in various parishes across the Diocese. | Двадцать новых антиминсов были приготовлены для использования в различных приходах епархии.

A Pre-Christmas Charity Fair Was Held in London. | В Лондоне прошла предрождественская благотворительная ярмарка.

A pre-Christmas fair was held at the London Cathedral after the Divine Liturgy on 13th November. | Предрождественская ярмарка прошла в Лондонском соборе после Божественной литургии 13 ноября.

Fourth Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference To Take Place in London, 26-29 January 2023 (Register On-line Now!). | Четвертый общеевропейский православный церковно-певческий съезд, 26-29 января 2023 г., Лондон (зарегистрируйтесь онлайн прямо сейчас!).

The Conference will feature lectures by renowned international specialists in the field of choral singing and church-musicianship, workshops and group discussions. | В рамках съезда пройдут лекции известных мировых специалистов в области хорового пения и церковно-музыкального искусства, мастер-классы и групповые дискуссии.

An Update on Diocesan Responses to the War in Ukraine. | Обновленная информация об отношении епархии к войне на Украине.

The Diocese continues its extensive efforts to aid those suffering from the conflict. | Епархия предпринимает свои активные усилия по оказанию помощи тем, кто страдает от конфликта.

Bishop Irenei Chairs the Parish Assembly of the Geneva Cathedral. | Епископ Ириней возглавил приходское собрание Женевского кафедрального собора. | Mgr Irenei préside l’assemblée paroissiale de la cathédrale de Genève.

Bishop Irenei welcomed the members of the Cathedral community, and offered a brief summary of the previous year… | Eпископ Ириней приветствовал членов соборной общины и кратко подвел итоги прошедшего года…

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Monte-Carlo Parish Holds Prayers on the National Day of Monaco. | В приходе Монте-Карло проходят молитвы в Национальный день Монако.
Monte-Carlo Parish Holds Prayers on the National Day of Monaco.
The Rite of Consecration of New Antiminsia Was Performed in the London Cathedral (Report with Photogallery). | В кафедральном соборе Лондона совершен чин освящения новых антиминсов (с фотогалереей).
The Rite of Consecration of New Antiminsia Was Performed in the London Cathedral (with Photogallery).
A Pre-Christmas Charity Fair Was Held in London. | В Лондоне прошла предрождественская благотворительная ярмарка.
A Pre-Christmas Charity Fair Was Held in London.
Fourth Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference To Take Place in London, 26-29 January 2023 (Register On-line Now!). | Четвертый общеевропейский православный церковно-певческий съезд, 26-29 января 2023 г., Лондон (зарегистрируйтесь онлайн прямо сейчас!).
Fourth Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference To Take Place in London, 26-29 January 2023 (Register On-line Now!).
An Update on Diocesan Responses to the War in Ukraine. | Обновленная информация об отношении епархии к войне на Украине.
An Update on Diocesan Responses to the War in Ukraine.
Bishop Irenei Chairs the Parish Assembly of the Geneva Cathedral. | Епископ Ириней возглавил приходское собрание Женевского кафедрального собора. | Mgr Irenei préside l'assemblée paroissiale de la cathédrale de Genève.
Bishop Irenei Chairs the Parish Assembly of the Geneva Cathedral.
Состоялось паломничество бернского Свято-Троицкого прихода в г. Веве и древнейший монастырь Швейцарии. | Faithful of the Bern Parish Make a Pilgrimage to Vevey and the Oldest Monastery in Switzerland.
Faithful of the Bern Parish Make a Pilgrimage to Vevey and the Oldest Monastery in Switzerland.
The Parish Assembly of the Diocesan Cathedral Takes Place in London. | Состоялось годовое общеприходское собрание в кафедральном соборе в Лондоне.
The Parish Assembly of the Diocesan Cathedral Takes Place in London.
'Our Relationship is Unwavering, Familial, and Deeply Fraternal': An Interview with Bishop Irenei is Published in English and Russian. | «Наши отношения незыблемы, родственны и совершенно братские»: опубликовано интервью с епископом Иринеем (текст на английском и русском языках).
‘Our Relationship is Unwavering, Familial, and Deeply Fraternal’: An Interview with Bishop Irenei is Published (text in English and Russian).
On the 18th Sunday After Pentecost, Bishop Irenei Visited Holy Trinity Parish in Bern, Switzerland. | В неделю 18-ю по Пятидесятнице епископ Ириней посетил Свято-Троицкий приход в Берне, Швейцария.
On the 18th Sunday After Pentecost, Bishop Irenei Visited Holy Trinity Parish in Bern, Switzerland.
Bishop Irenei Led the Celebrations of the Patronal Feast of the Pokrov Parish in Zurich, Switzerland. | Епископ Ириней возглавил торжества по случаю престольного праздника в Свято-Покровском приходе города Цюрих, Швейцария.
Bishop Irenei Led the Celebrations of the Patronal Feast of the Pokrov Parish in Zurich, Switzerland.
Pilgrims From the Geneva Cathedral Ascend the Peak of Mount Athos. | Паломники из Женевского собора поднимаются на вершину горы Афон. | Les pèlerins de la cathédrale de Genève montent le sommet du mont Athos.
Pilgrims From the Geneva Cathedral Ascend the Peak of Mount Athos.

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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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