On the Feast of Pokrov, Bishop Irenei Makes First Archpastoral Visit to the Newly-Restored Pokrov Parish in Arnhem, Netherlands. | В праздник Покрова епископ Ириней совершил первый архипастырский визит в недавно возобновленный Покровский приход в Арнеме, Нидерланды.
On the Feast of Pokrov, Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe made his first archpastoral visit to the Pokrov Parish in Arnhem, the Netherlands, since its restoration to the Church Abroad.
In honour of the ‘Autumn Feast’ of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco — for many years the Ruling Bishop of this Diocese — which commemorates the uncovering of the incorrupt relics of the saint on 29th September / 12th October 1993, we reprint here the recollection of that miraculous event by Archpriest Peter Perekrestov, which calls to mind the wonders that preceded St John’s glorification by the Church.
Bishop Irenei Makes an Archpastoral Visit to the Sanremo Parish, Italy, on the Feastday of Hieromartyr Peter of Krutitsa. | В день памяти священномученика митр. Петра Крутицкого Преосвященный епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит в приход в Сан-Ремо, Италия.
On the 16th Sunday of Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe made an archpastoral visit to the Parish of Christ the Saviour and St Seraphim of Sarov in Sanremo, Italy.
Bishop Irenei’s present paper addresses the unique manner in which St Ambrose assesses emotions positively, not only as a way to console the grieving, but also to explore complex doctrinal themes in a manner that exposes their importance to Christian thought and life.
Bishop Irenei Participates in Moscow Patristics Conference on the Legacy of St Ambrose of Milan. | Епископ Ириней принял участие в Московской святоотеческой конференции, посвященной наследию святителя Амвросия Медиаланского.
His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe today took part in the seventh annual Patristics Conference organised by the Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute of the Moscow Patriarchate, dedicated this year to “St Ambrose of Milan and his Theological Heritage.”
The Altar Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is Celebrated in Geneva. | В Женеве отметили престольный праздник Воздвижения Креста Господня. | Célébration de la fête patronale de l’Exaltation de la Croix à la cathédrale de Genève.
The Altar Feast is marked out by the special Rite of the Elevation of the Cross, performed by the two Hierarchs of the Diocese.
Our Church Abroad
From our Liturgical Handbook:
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.