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Archpriest Thomas Hardy Departs to the Lord

Archpriest Thomas Hardy Departs to the Lord

A senior cleric of the Diocese, Fr Thomas Hardy, has reposed in the Lord aged 93 ...
A Deacon is Ordained During the Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Irenei of London to the Cardiff Parish | Во время архипастырского визита епископа Лондонского Иринея в приход Кардиффа
состоялась диаконская хиротония.

A Deacon is Ordained During the Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Irenei of London to the Cardiff Parish | Во время архипастырского визита епископа Лондонс...

Deacon Mark Fisher was ordained Deacon during Bishop Irenei's visit to the Kazan Parish in Cardiff, 24th November 2019 ...
Spiritual Discussion to Take Place at London Cathedral on 12th December

Spiritual Discussion to Take Place at London Cathedral on 12th December

Resuming our regular discussion evenings, on this occasion on 'Good and Evil, Right and Wrong - Foundations for the Spiritual ...
23 ноября состоится молодежная поездка в Веве | 23 Novembre a organisé un voyage de jeunesse à Vevey

23 ноября состоится молодежная поездка в Веве | 23 Novembre a organisé un voyage de jeunesse à Vevey

23 ноября состоится поездка в Церковь святой великомученицы Варвары в Веве, где нашу православную молодежь встретит Епископ Вевейский Александр ...
First European Church Musicians Conference to Take Place in London, January 2020 | Первая европейская церковно-певческая конференция состоится в Лондоне в январе 2020 г.

First European Church Musicians Conference to Take Place in London, January 2020 | Первая европейская церковно-певческая конференция состоится в Лондо...

An important conference for all Church singers, conductors, and all interested in Russian Orthodoxy's musical tradition ...
'Joy of All Who Sorrow' Patronal Feastdays Celebrated in Mettingham and Menton

‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Patronal Feastdays Celebrated in Mettingham and Menton

In both England and France the feastday marked Altar Feasts, with Bishop Irenei celebrating in Mettingham ...
The Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe Congratulates the Newest Bishop of the Church Abroad

The Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe Congratulates the Newest Bishop of the Church Abroad

Bishop Irenei and the Diocese congratulate Bishop James of Sonora on the day of his episcopal consecration ...
75-летний юбилей Свято-Троицкого прихода в Берне | 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Trinity Parish in Bern

75-летний юбилей Свято-Троицкого прихода в Берне | 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Trinity Parish in Bern

On 3rd November Bishop Irenei and Bishop Alexander concelebrated the Divine Services of the 75th Anniversary of the Parish of ...
Первый архипастырский визит епископа Иринея в Покровский приход в Цюрихе | Bishop Irenei visits the Pokrov Parish in Zurich for the First Time

Первый архипастырский визит епископа Иринея в Покровский приход в Цюрихе | Bishop Irenei visits the Pokrov Parish in Zurich for the First Time

His Grace Bishop Irenei made his first archpastoral visit to the Zurich parish, following his visit to the Bern Parish ...
Christ and the Church: Responding to Contemporary Currents in ‘Trinitarian Ecclesiology’ - By Bishop Irenei of London

Christ and the Church: Responding to Contemporary Currents in ‘Trinitarian Ecclesiology’ – By Bishop Irenei of London

Full text of the lecture given by Bishop Irenei on the problems with modern-day attempts at equating the structures of ...
A Brief Word on Halloween from Bishop Irenei, as to Whether Orthodox Christians Ought to Participate

A Brief Word on Halloween from Bishop Irenei, as to Whether Orthodox Christians Ought to Participate

A letter from Bishop Irenei to his spiritual children, on refraining from idle and damaging activities associated with the secular ...
Conference of Church Music to be held in London

Conference of Church Music to be held in London

____________________________________________ The Diocesan Cathedral of the Mother of God, London We invite you to take part in the first pan-European ...
Two London Cathedral Clergy celebrate 25 Years of Priestly Service

Two London Cathedral Clergy celebrate 25 Years of Priestly Service

Archpriest Peter Baulk, formally Deputy Rector of the Diocesan Cathedral was ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Mark on 29th ...
‘On Behalf of All and For All’: Consecration in the Theological Life

‘On Behalf of All and For All’: Consecration in the Theological Life

A talk given by Bishop Irenei of London at the Pastoral Conference of the Western American Diocese in October 2019, ...
Regular Spiritual Talks to Resume in London from December

Regular Spiritual Talks to Resume in London from December

The custom of fortnightly spiritual talks with Bishop Irenei will resume in London ...
Bishop Irenei to Take Part in the Consecration of the St Paisius Monastery Main Church in Arizona

Bishop Irenei to Take Part in the Consecration of the St Paisius Monastery Main Church in Arizona

His Grace will travel to the USA to speak at a Clergy Pastoral Conference and assist in the consecration of ...
'Love ye your enemies': Sermon of Bishop Irenei on the Touchstone of the Life in Christ

‘Love ye your enemies’: Sermon of Bishop Irenei on the Touchstone of the Life in Christ

Sermon of Bishop Irenei of London on the commandment to 'Love your enemies', delivered in Belfast, 13 October 2019 ...
Bishop Irenei Makes First Pastoral Visit to St John the Wonderworker Parish in Belfast

Bishop Irenei Makes First Pastoral Visit to St John the Wonderworker Parish in Belfast

Celebrating the Autumn feast of St John of Shanghai, Bishop Irenei made his first visit to the parish in Northern ...
Altar Feast of the London Cathedral held on Saturday 21st September 2019

Altar Feast of the London Cathedral held on Saturday 21st September 2019

The Diocesan Cathedral of the Mother of God, London This year, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe ...
St Elizabeth Convent Monastic Choir to Perform in Kingston on 3rd October

St Elizabeth Convent Monastic Choir to Perform in Kingston on 3rd October

A special concert of liturgical and spiritual songs will be performed, attended by Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe ...
Bishop Irenei to speak at the Grand Duchess Elisabeth Romanov Society Conference and Exhibition in Oxford on Saturday October 12th

Bishop Irenei to speak at the Grand Duchess Elisabeth Romanov Society Conference and Exhibition in Oxford on Saturday October 12th

His Grace Bishop Irenei will speak on 'Royal Martyrdom in Orthodox experience' at a significant conference organised by the Grand ...
Bishop Irenei and Bishop Alexander Concelebrate the Altar Feast of the Cross in Geneva

Bishop Irenei and Bishop Alexander Concelebrate the Altar Feast of the Cross in Geneva

The patronal feastday of the Cathedral in Geneva was festively celebrated by the Diocese's two hierarchs, including the special rite ...
Metropolitan Augustine from Ukraine Celebrates at the Geneva Cathedral | Митрополит Августин посетил кафедральный собор Женевы

Metropolitan Augustine from Ukraine Celebrates at the Geneva Cathedral | Митрополит Августин посетил кафедральный собор Женевы

The head of the Theological and Canonical Commission of the Church of Ukraine was the distinguished guest of the Diocese, ...
VEVEY: 10e anniversaire du décès de Monseigneur Ambroise (Cantacuzène) | ВЕВЕ: 10-летие со дня упокоения епископа Вевейского Амвросия (Кантакузена) | VEVEY: The 10th Anniversary of the Repose of Bishop Ambrose of Vevey

VEVEY: 10e anniversaire du décès de Monseigneur Ambroise (Cantacuzène) | ВЕВЕ: 10-летие со дня упокоения епископа Вевейского Амвросия (Кантакузена) | ...

VEVEY: 10e anniversaire du décès de Monseigneur Ambroise (Cantacuzène) | ВЕВЕ: 10-летие со дня упокоения епископа Вевейского Амвросия (Кантакузена) ...
The Feast of the Kazan Icon is celebrated in Wallasey by Bishop Irenei, marking the 10th Anniversary of St Elisabeth's Parish

The Feast of the Kazan Icon is celebrated in Wallasey by Bishop Irenei, marking the 10th Anniversary of St Elisabeth’s Parish

The tenth anniversary of St Elisabeth's Parish in Wallasey, near Liverpool, was celebrated by Bishop Irenei on the feastday of ...
First Liturgy is Celebrated at the New Mission Community of St Chad in Telford

First Liturgy is Celebrated at the New Mission Community of St Chad in Telford

A new mission community has been established in western England, and celebrated its first Divine Liturgy in its new location ...
Sermon for the Holy Royal Martyrs by Bishop Irenei | Проповедь епископа Иринея в день памяти Царственных Мучеников

Sermon for the Holy Royal Martyrs by Bishop Irenei | Проповедь епископа Иринея в день памяти Царственных Мучеников

Today the whole choir of the Saints rejoices, for today we honour the memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs… | ...
LONDON: The Feast of the Royal Martyrs is Celebrated in London

LONDON: The Feast of the Royal Martyrs is Celebrated in London

The Altar Feast of the lower church in London's Cathedral was celebrated by the Diocesan Hierarch and clergy ...
ЖЕНЕВА: Архиепископ Оттавский и Канадский Ириней посетил кафедральный собор Женевы | GENEVA: Archbishop Irenei of Ottawa and Canada visits the Cathedral

ЖЕНЕВА: Архиепископ Оттавский и Канадский Ириней посетил кафедральный собор Женевы | GENEVA: Archbishop Irenei of Ottawa and Canada visits the Cathedr...

Archbishop Irenée of the Orthodox Church in America visited the Geneva Cathedral, where he had been ordained Hieromonk some forty ...
Luxembourg: 90th Anniversary Celebrations at the Parish of Sts Peter and Paul

Luxembourg: 90th Anniversary Celebrations at the Parish of Sts Peter and Paul

A report on the 90th-annivesary celebrations of the Parish in Luxembourg, on the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul ...
Rappel à Dieu de l’archiprêtre mitrophore Michel de Castelbajac (1928-2019) | Некролог. Митрофорный протоиерей Михаил де Кастельбажак (1928-2019)

Rappel à Dieu de l’archiprêtre mitrophore Michel de Castelbajac (1928-2019) | Некролог. Митрофорный протоиерей Михаил де Кастельбажак (1928-2019)

Rappel à Dieu de l’archiprêtre mitrophore Michel de Castelbajac (1928-2019) | Некролог. Митрофорный протоиерей Михаил де Кастельбажак (1928-2019) ...
Bishop Irenei takes part in a Regular Session of the Holy Synod and 25th Anniversary of St John

Bishop Irenei takes part in a Regular Session of the Holy Synod and 25th Anniversary of St John

Meeting prior to the 25th anniversary of the glorification of St John the Wonderworker, the Holy Synod addressed many matters ...
A New ROCOR Mission to open in Telford, England

A New ROCOR Mission to open in Telford, England

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, a new mission has been established in ...
Divine Liturgy in Ashford on 13th July

Divine Liturgy in Ashford on 13th July

Information on the forthcoming Liturgy at the outreach community in Ashford, Kent ...
Sermon for Holy Pentecost, by Bishop Irenei | Проповедь в день Святой Троицы, Пятидесятницу

Sermon for Holy Pentecost, by Bishop Irenei | Проповедь в день Святой Троицы, Пятидесятницу

Bishop Irenei’s homily for Holy Trinity Sunday 2019, delivered at his former cathedra of Sacramento. | Епископ Иреней проповедовал в ...
Bishop Irenei Leads Diocesan Pilgrimage to Shrine of St Alban

Bishop Irenei Leads Diocesan Pilgrimage to Shrine of St Alban

More than 180 pilgrims gathered at the site of the martyrdom of St Alban to pray before his precious relics ...
Пасхальные святки в кафедральном соборе Женевы. | Bright week at the cathedral of Geneva.

Пасхальные святки в кафедральном соборе Женевы. | Bright week at the cathedral of Geneva.

Пасхальные святки в кафедральном соборе Женевы. | Bright week at the cathedral of Geneva ...
Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans on Saturday 11th May

Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans on Saturday 11th May

Information on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the relics of the Protomartyr of Britain, St Alban ...
An interview with Bishop Irenei about his Bright Week visits in the east of England

An interview with Bishop Irenei about his Bright Week visits in the east of England

Bp Irenei responds to an interview about his visits to multiple communities during Bright Week ...
Menaion for May now available | Минея на май теперь доступна

Menaion for May now available | Минея на май теперь доступна

We provide on-line the hymnography for each day of the month of May, in Church Slavonic and in English ...
Paschal Epistle | Пасхальное Послание | Épître pascale, 2019

Paschal Epistle | Пасхальное Послание | Épître pascale, 2019

Пасхальное послание епископа Иренея | Paschal Epistle of Bishop Irenei | Épître pascal de Mgr Irenei ...
Washing of the Feet in London | Чин омовения ног совершается в Лондоне

Washing of the Feet in London | Чин омовения ног совершается в Лондоне

On Holy Thursday the rite of the washing of feet was held for the first time in the London Cathedral ...
Schedule of Holy Week Services at the Cathedrals | Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели в соборах

Schedule of Holy Week Services at the Cathedrals | Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели в соборах

Расписание Богослужений Страстной недели и Пасхи | Schedule of services in our Cathedrals for Holy Week and Pascha ...
Kursk-Root Icon Makes Historic Visit to British Diocese

Kursk-Root Icon Makes Historic Visit to British Diocese

The chief icon of the Russian Diaspora has spent the past weeks in the British Diocese, with excursions to various ...
Schedule of Archpastoral parish visitations in England during Paschaltide

Schedule of Archpastoral parish visitations in England during Paschaltide

An outline of Bishop Irenei’s visitations throughout Great Britain during Paschaltide is now available ...
Holy Unction is Celebrated in the London Cathedral

Holy Unction is Celebrated in the London Cathedral

General Unction is served at the London Cathedral in the presence of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God ...
Bishop Irenei speaks at Patristics Conference in Moscow on St Basil | Епископ Ириней принимает участие в патристической конференции «Св. Василий Великий в богословской традиции Востока и Запада».

Bishop Irenei speaks at Patristics Conference in Moscow on St Basil | Епископ Ириней принимает участие в патристической конференции «Св. Василий Велик...

At the sixth international patristics conference in Moscow, Bishop Irenei presented a paper on ‘Liturgy in Creation’ in St Basil ...
Annunciation is celebrated in Geneva | Благовещение Пресвятой Богородицы в Женеве

Annunciation is celebrated in Geneva | Благовещение Пресвятой Богородицы в Женеве

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos is celebrated joyfully at the Cathedral of the Cross in Geneva ...
Liturgical Handbook updated with new entries

Liturgical Handbook updated with new entries

A new format and several new entries in our Handbook of distinctive ROCOR liturgical practice ...
ROCOR Studies website publishes a new article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin

ROCOR Studies website publishes a new article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin

A new study on the ROCOR in India, by the senior Altar server in London ...
Bp Alexander delivers lecture in Fribourg on Great Lent| Епископ Вевейский Александр огласил доклад о значении великого поста

Bp Alexander delivers lecture in Fribourg on Great Lent| Епископ Вевейский Александр огласил доклад о значении великого поста

At the first 'Evening of Philanthropy' at the University of Fribourg, the Vicar of our Diocese delivered a lecture in ...
The Choir of the Minsk Memorial Church sings in Geneva Cathedral | Вечернее богослужение украсил хор храма-памятника из Минска

The Choir of the Minsk Memorial Church sings in Geneva Cathedral | Вечернее богослужение украсил хор храма-памятника из Минска

The famous choir of All-Saints Memorial Church in Belarus saint the evening services of our Geneva Cathedral ...
Kursk-root Icon to Visit Great Britain and Ireland in Great Lent

Kursk-root Icon to Visit Great Britain and Ireland in Great Lent

Information and schedule of the ROCOR's principal icon's visit to Great Britain and Ireland in Lent ...
British Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans to take place on Saturday 11th May

British Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans to take place on Saturday 11th May

The annual pilgrimage to the relics of St Alban the Protomartyr of Britain will take place on 11th May in ...
Торжество Православия в Женеве | Le triomphe de l'orthodoxie à Genève

Торжество Православия в Женеве | Le triomphe de l’orthodoxie à Genève

The commemoration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy was kept in Geneva amidst a multitude of faithful (report in Russian and ...
Bishop Irenei's January-February 2019 Archpastoral Visitation

Bishop Irenei’s January-February 2019 Archpastoral Visitation

Details of Bishop Irenei's visit to the British Diocese and European Dioceses in January and February ...
'Camels in Needles and Rich People in Heaven'

‘Camels in Needles and Rich People in Heaven’

A reflection by Bishop Irenei on the nature of almsgiving in the preparation for the Feast of the Nativity ...
'Beauty Will Save the World'

‘Beauty Will Save the World’

A reflection on Dostayevsky's famous phrase, and a consideration of the place of beauty in Orthodox life ...