Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!


With deepest joy we greet all Christian faithful with the Feast of Feasts: the radiant Resurrection of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ! May this most radiant of festivals fill every Christian heart with love, bring peace and reconciliation to the whole world, and raise up the fallen through the unconquerable power of the Risen Christ!

Please read Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Ruling Bishop of our Diocese, addressed to all the faithful of the Church abroad; and also the Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop Irenei, Administrator of our Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland, addressed to the clergy and faithful in our lands.

Today's Calendar
News and Announcements
  • Vladika Irenei blesses a pilgrimage to Macedonia
    19/04/2018
    There is to be a  Pilgrimage to Macedonia is from June 7th/2018 to June 13th/2018 organised by
  • Paschal Epistle of Bishop Irenei, 2018
    10/04/2018
    With heartfelt joy I greet you with the radiant Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. As the sons
  • Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion, 2018
    10/04/2018
    I express my heartfelt greetings to you my brother archpastors, dear in the Lord fathers, brothers a
  • Proposed Diocesan Pilgrimage on July 14th
    10/04/2018
    Keep Saturday 14th July clear in your diaries for the Diocesan Pilgrimage 
  • The Consecration of our Cathedral.
    10/04/2018
    Our beautiful Cathedral in London is to be consecrated on Friday 21st September 2018. Please keep th
  • May Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Irenei is announced
    09/04/2018
    Bishop Irenei will be visiting the Diocese from May 2nd until May 20th.
  • Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary
    09/04/2018
    A Summer School of Liturgical Music is announced for July 15th - 18th at Holy Trinity Seminary
  • Tsar Nicholas 2nd Conference 27th October 2018
    09/04/2018
    There will be a conference at St John's Orthodox Church in Colchester on the 27th October.
  • July Youth Pilgrimage to Russia is announced
    09/04/2018
     With the blessing of Vladyka Irenei, Galina Deriabina of Saint Alban Orthodox Youth Centre in
  • March 4 Life
    09/04/2018
    This year's March 4 Life is in London on Saturday May 5th
Bishop Irenei's May Itinerary

Bishop Irenei will be in the Dicoese for much of the month of May. Below is His Grace's itinerary for this visit, indicating chiefly the Divine Services he will celebrate in various parishes. On intervening days he will be visiting parishioners and engaging in other activities in the regions. Please contact the Diocesan Chancellor if you would like to make an arrangement to visit with Vladyka during this archpastoral visitation.

Wednesday 2nd — Mid-Pentecost:

  • Bishop Irenei arrives into London.

Thursday 3rd — St Caedwalla of the West Saxons:

  • London area visitations.

Friday 4th — Hieromartyr Januarius:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Hours & Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.
  • 6.15 p.m. Moleben and Akathist (London Cathedral).
  • Evening Scriptural study and discussion after service.

Saturday 5th — Ven. St Vitaly:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Hours & Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.
  • 5.00 p.m.: Vigil at Cathedral.

Sunday 6th — Great Martyr George the Trophy-bearer:

  • 9.45 a.m.: Greeting and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (10.00) at London Cathedral.

Monday 7th — St Wilfrid of York:

  • Greater London area.

Tuesday 8th — Evangelist St Mark:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Hours & Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.
  • Greater London area.

Wednesday 9th — Commemoration of Fallen Warriors:

  • 6.30 p.m.: Moleben with Akafist in Cheltenham Parish.
  • Spiritual talk to follow the service, in Cheltenham.

Thursday 10th — Apostle & Hieromartyr Symeon:

  • 7.30 p.m.: Moleben followed by Cathedral Parish Council Meeting.

Friday 11th — St Cronan of Ireland:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Hours & Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.

Saturday 12th:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy in Norwich Parish.
  • Visitations in Norwich area.
  • 5.30 p.m.: Vigil at Colchester.

Sunday 13th — Apostle James; St Ignatius (Brianchaninov):

  • 9.45 a.m. Colchester Parish: Greeting of the Bishop and Divine Liturgy (10.00); followed by parish meal.
  • Parish spiritual discussion Q-and-A during meal.

Monday 14th — Holy Prophet Jeremias:

  • 7.00 p.m.: Spiritual Talk at the Cathedral.

Tuesday 15th — St Athanasius the Great:

  • Greater London area.

Wednesday 16th — St Theodosy the Great of the Caves:

  • 6.15 p.m.: Vigil of the Feast.

Thursday 17th — FEAST OF THE ASCENSION:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast.
  • Luncheon in Cathedral Hall.
  • 6.15 p.m.: Evening Divine Services (Vespers & Matins).

Friday 18th — Great-martyr Irene:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Daily Divine Liturgy at Cathedral.
  • 6.15 p.m. Moleben and Akathist (London Cathedral).
  • Evening Scriptural study and discussion after service.

Saturday 19th — Job the long-suffering; St Edbert of Lindisfarne:

  • 9.00 a.m.: Daily Hierarchal Liturgy at Cathedral.
  • 5.00 p.m.: Vigil at Cathedral.

Sunday 20th — St John of Beverly, Bishop of York:

  • 9.45 a.m.: Greeting and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (10.00) at London Cathedral.
  • Bishop Irenei departs following service.

His Grace will be visiting the Diocese again for several weeks in July, which month is especially important this year as it marks the 100th anniverary of the martyrdom of the Holy Royal Martyrs. He will be taking part in a commemoration of this event on the Isle of Wight, as well as celebrating its feastday (the patronal Feast of the lower Altar of the Cathedral) and hopes to visit Cardiff and Wallasey amongst other visits.

Bishop Irenei will also be in the Diocese in late August to keep the Feast of the Dormition, and spend time in London preparing for the Consecration of the Cathedral on 21st September 2018.

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