Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

His Grace, Bishop Irenei, tonsured a Reader and ordained a Deacon for the Diocesan Cathedral during the Hierarchal Liturgy on Sunday 27th January, 2019

Alexey Krivolap was tonsured as a Reader during the Third Hour. Reader Andrei Borisas was ordained Deacon during the Liturgy after the consecration of the gifts. Reader Alexey joins a growing number of Readers and Subdeacons at the Cathedral. Deacon Andrei is the first Deacon at the Cathedral for over 25 years.

News and Announcements
  • Archpriest Yaroslav arrives in London
    Archpriest Yaroslav Gudymenko has moved to London from Ukraine in order to serve in the Diocesan Cat
  • Unction Service on Saturday 13th April
    This year the Unction Service will be served by His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Vevey in the afternoo
  • Bishop Irenei to visit in April and May
    His Grace Bishop Irenei will be in the Diocese from 24th April to just after Sunday 12th May, 2019.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage on 11th May
    The Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans is on Saturday May 11th. It will be led by His Grace, Bishop Ir
  • The Russian Church in Sanremo is received into the Western European Diocese
    The Church of Christ the Saviour, the Great Martyr Catherine, and St. Seraphim of Sarov posted an an
  • The next Liturgy in Ashford is on 16th February
    The next Liturgy at the Community of the Holy Royal Martyrs in Ashford is to be held on Saturday 16t
  • Bishop Alexander is consecrated as Vicar Bishop of the Western European Diocese
    Bishop Alexander was consecrated in Geneva as vicar bishop for the Western Europe Diocese. 
  • Blessing of the Waters
    The Blessing of the Waters took place across the Diocese
  • Nativity Epistle 2018 from the First Hierarch
    Greetings with Christmas from the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
  • Nativity Epistle of Bishop Irenei, 2018
    Bishop Irenei's epistle for the Nativity of Christ, 2018, to the faithful of the UK and W. Europe.
Bishop Irenei's January-February Archpastoral Visitation

His Grace Bishop Irenei, whilst awaiting the practical arrangements for a permanent move to the territory of the Diocese, will continue to make archpastoral visitations to the Diocese as he has before. His Grace's next visit is scheduled for January-February 2019, visiting London, Geneva, Vevey, and participating in a meeting of Hierarchs in Moscow.

Details on Bishop Irenei's January-February visit are available here.

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