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 Christos voskrese!

ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕСЕ!

Christ is Risen!

 

Archbishop Mark's Paschal Epistle can be read here.

May God grant us to be united with the Resurrection of Christ through the likeness of His Resurection all the days of our life; to triumph and to celebrate with the holy angels, with all the saints and the righteous.

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad to the Archpastors, pastors, monastics and all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

His Epistle can be read here

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Welcome!

Bishop Nicholai
Bishop Nicholai
Bishop Nicholai
Archbishop Mark
Archbishop Mark
Archbishop Mark
Archbishop Mark
Archbishop Mark
Archbishop Mark
The Diocese of Great Britain

There has been a Russian Church in London for about 300 years, After the Russian Revolution the Imperial Embassy Chapel was closed and a new home was sought for the parish. It became a diocese in 1929 when Archmandrite Nicholas Karpov was consecrated as Bishop of London and took up residence in the UK.In 1932 he reposed in the Lord whilst visiting the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (Karlovtsi Synod) in the then Kingdom of Serbia. The next bishop to reside in London and have oversight of the parishes in the United Kingdom was the ever-memorable Archbishop Nikodem (Nagaieff), who was bishop in London from 1954 until his death in 1976, at the age of 93. Initially, Bishop Nikodem was a suffragan bishop under the ompohor of Archbishop John (glorified in 1994 as Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco) who, from 1953 to 1962, was Archbishop of Brussels and Western Europe. The next bishop to reside in London was Bishop Constantine (Jessensky) of blessed memory who retired in 1986. In the same year, Archbishop Mark was appointed as ruling hierarch for London and Great Britain. The Cathedral parish moved to its present location in Chiswick, West London, in 1990, having previously been at Emperor's Gate, London SW7. For a more detailed history see "Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen" by Fr Christopher Birchall, published by Holy Trinity Press, Jordanville in 2014.

The two parts of the Russian Church remained divided for many decades but came together in the Act of Canonical Communion in May 2007. ROCOR remains self governing with its own Synod of Bishops which normally meets in New York. Its First Hierarch is Metropolitan Hilarion. ROCOR has witnessed to the traditions it inherited from before the Russian Revolution. It has, and continues to have, a vibrant missionary spirit, and seeks to both support Russian Orthodox Christians outside Russia and to spread the Gospel of Christ to the peoples of a wide range of countries.

 

 

News from around the diocese

The delegates of the Diocesan Assembly
The delegates of the Diocesan Assembly
The delegates of the Diocesan Assembly
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
The Clergy of the Diocese
The Clergy of the Diocese
The Clergy of the Diocese
News

 

Advanced notices...please let Fr Paul know of any news on frpaulelliott@aol.com

  • There will no longer be two Liturgies in London on Sunday mornings. Please check the Cathedral Website. 
  • The proposed date for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans will be on May 13th  2017. This will be led by Archbishop Mark. Details will follow. Please keep checking the site for further details. The date has now been confirmed.
  • Next Liturgy at the Parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Cardiff will be served on Saturday 4th June at 09:30. For more details please see here. 
  • The next Liturgy at the Parish of St Vladimir in Cheltenham will be on Saturday 28th May at 10:00. For details please see here.
  • Also, please save the date of Saturday 11 June, when there will be a pilgrimage to Bawburgh to celebrate the Millennial Anniversary of St Walstan. An Akathist and Life will be read at 2pm. The following day, Sunday 12 June, there will be a Festal Liturgy in honour of the saint at Mettingham.
  • Fr Mladin leaves Belfast shortly. His last Sunday is on May 22nd. His last service is on Saturday 28th May when he leaves to take up his responsibilities as Priest for the Serbian Community in Dublin. For services after that in the Parish of St John of Shanghai, Belfast check on the Belfast Parish Website. Father Paul will serve the Liturgy on Saturday 11th June and the parish will keep its Altar Feast on Saturday 9th July.
  • Father Patrick Ramsey has has  been formally received into the Diocese. He is blessed to assist in the Diocese. The next Liturgy at Stradbally will be anounced shortly.
  • A Russian Orthodox Parish Church has now been purchased in Norwich and will open  after building works are complete  For an update please see http://www.events.orthodoxengland.org.uk/our-hope-for-a-russian-orthodox-church-in-norwich-update-9/
  •  the Summer Youth Camp has been discussed at the Church Council of the London Parish (13/05/16). It is hoped to combine a visit to the Shrine of St Betram, Ilam, Derbyshire with a  visit to the Parish of St Aidan and St Chad in Nottingham on Sunday 7th August 2016. Details will appear on the Cathedral Website shortly.
  • The Parish of St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey.  Father Paul now records the Sunday readings and sermons. These can be listened to here.

 

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Talk on Bishop Nicholai of London

Bishop Nicholai
Bishop Nicholai
Bishop Nicholai

On Sunday May 22nd 2016, Subdeacon Nicolas will give a reading of a brief life of Bishop Nicholai at the Trapeza afetr the Divine Liturgy at the London Cathedral. A copy of the reading can be found here.

White Flower Day

 With the blessing of Archbishop Mark, children will be making white flowers on the 20th - 22nd May this year. Any money raised will be given to those who suffer. This was originally the idea of the Grand Duchess Elisabeth and is a custom in the process of being revived. For further detail please follow this link. Leaflets about this  can be downloaded from here in English and in Russian. Much of this has been postponed though the Parish of St Elisabeth the New Martyr in Wallasey will try to do a little of what was planned and send a donation to the organisers.

St Walstan Pilgrimage

St Walstan
St Walstan
St Walstan
The Mettingham Parish welcomes pilgrims to join them on June 11th 2016

Please save the date of Saturday 11 June, when there will be a pilgrimage to Bawburgh to celebrate the Millennial Anniversary of St Walstan. An Akathist and Life will be read at 2pm. The following day, Sunday 12 June, there will be a Festal Liturgy in honour of the saint at Mettingham. Details of the Life of St Walstan can be found at : http://www.joyofallwhosorrow.org.uk/index.php/saints_and_righteous/about/st_walstan_of_taverham

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