Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Congratulations to all with the Feast of Feasts! We invite you to read:

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.

Фотогалерея богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи на приходах епархии, часть 1. | Photogallery of Holy Week and Pascha Across the Diocese, Part 1.

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.

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.

Selection of photographs from the Divine Services of Passion Week and Pascha as they were celebrated in the Diocesan Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in London. | Подборка фотографий с богослужений Страстной седмицы и Пасхи, которые совершались в кафедральном соборе Рождества Пресвятой Богородицы в Лондоне.

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.

With profound gratitude before Almighty God, we have reached the day for which every Christian heart longs… | Съ глубокой благодарностью передъ Всемогущимъ Богомъ мы достигли дня, котораго жаждетъ каждое христіанское ​сердцѣ…

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 exhortations by St John, issued the year before the Russian community was expelled from Shanghai. | Пасхальные наставления св. Иоанна, изданные за год до изгнания русской общины из Шанхая. | Exhortations pascales de saint Jean, émises l’année précédant l’expulsion de la communauté russe de Shanghai.

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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.
'Today, in this place, we behold what it means to be loved by God': Sermon of Bishop Irenei before the Burial-Shroud of Christ, 2021. | «Сегодня в этом месте мы видим, что значит быть любимыми Богом»: Проповедь епископа Иринея перед плащаницей, 2021 г.
'Today, in this place, we behold what it means to be loved by God': Sermon of Bishop Irenei before the Burial-Shroud of Christ, 2021.
Schedule of Live Streaming from the Diocesan Cathedral in London for Pascha. | Расписание прямых трансляций из лондонского кафедрального собора на Пасху.
Schedule of Live Streaming from the Diocesan Cathedral in London for Pascha.
Протоиерей Ярослав Гудыменко был награжден палицей в великий четверг, в Лондоне. | Archpriest Yaroslav Hudymenko Receives the Palitsa at the Divine Liturgy of Great Thursday.
Archpriest Yaroslav Hudymenko Receives the Palitsa at the Divine Liturgy of Great Thursday.
'Today, Christ Comes Anew to Us': Sermon for Great Thursday, 2021. | «Сегодня Христос заново приходит к нам»: проповедь в Великий четверг 2021 г.
'Today, Christ Comes Anew to Us': Sermon for Great Thursday, 2021.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Congratulations to all with the Feast of Feasts! We invite you to read:

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His Grace Bishop Irenei of London & Western Europe

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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.

Resources

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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