Monday
Jun182018

On the eve of the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh led the All-Night Vigil at the Dormition Cathedral in London.

On June 16, 2018, on the eve of the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh led the All-Night Vigil at the Dormition Cathedral in London.

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Sunday
Jun172018

The Most Reverend Bishop Matthew of Sourozh made an archpastoral visit to the parish of St Andrew the First-Called in Romford.

On June 16, 2018, the archpastoral visit of His Eminence Bishop Matthew of Sourozh took place to the parish of St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called in Romford.

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Sunday
Jun172018

Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov brought to the Assumption Cathedral (ROCOR) in Chiswick  

From June 15 to June 16, 2018, relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov stayed at the Assumption Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Chiswick, London. The relics were accompanied by a delegation of the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia headed by Archpriest Igor Pokrovsky.

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Sunday
Jun172018

On June 15, a moleben was served by the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov in the Residence of the Ambassador of Russia in London.

On June 15, 2018,  reliquary with holy relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov the Wonderworker was brought to the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in London. The holy relics are brought by the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia delegation headed by Archpriest Igor Pokrovsky.

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Friday
Jun152018

Nuns from the Seraphim-Diveevsky monastery had a discussion with parishioners of the Dormition Cathedral in London.

On June 14, 2018, after the evening service, a meeting with the nuns of the Holy Trinity Seraphim-Diveevsky Monastery took place in the library of the Dormition Cathedral in London. The topic of the conversation was "New Martyrs and Confessors of Diveevo Land."

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Thursday
Jun142018

The holy relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov are brought to St. Nicholas Church in Oxford

On June 13, 2018, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, relics of St Seraphim of Sarov miracle worker arrived to St. Nicholas Church in Oxford.

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Wednesday
Jun132018

The Right Reverend Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh and representatives of the Sourozh Diocese took part in a solemn reception on the occasion of the Day of Russia.

On June 13, 2018  a reception on the occasion of the state holiday - the Day of Russia, took place at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in London.

The festive event was attended by His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, members of the Church Council of the Dormition Cathedral, representatives of various parishes of the Diocese of Sourozh.

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Wednesday
Jun132018

The Right Reverend Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh met with the Coptic Archbishop Angaelos

On June 13, 2018 a meeting of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Surozh with Archbishop Angaelos, Head of the British Diocese of the Coptic Church took place in the Dormition Cathedral in London.

The parties discussed the situation of Christians in the Middle East, the prospects for joint cooperation at the inter-church level on the territory of the United Kingdom and expressed hope for further development of the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the ancient Coptic Church of Alexandria.

Wednesday
Jun132018

The Most Reverend Bishop Matthew of Sourozh and participants in the Diocesan Conference made a pilgrimage to St. Albans

On June 10, 2018, after the Annual Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh, the Most Reverend Bishop Matthew of Sourozh and participants of the conference made a pilgrimage to the Abbey of St. Albans.

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Tuesday
Jun122018

Annual Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh was held on June 8-10, 2018

From 8 to 10 June 2018, the Annual Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh was held under the chairmanship of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh.

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Tuesday
Jun122018

Holy relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov brought from Diveevo to London

On June 8, 2018,  relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov miracle-worker were brought to the Assumption Cathedral in London from the Holy Trinity Seraphim-Diveevsky Monastery. 

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Saturday
Jun092018

His Grace Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh attended the lecture by writer Artem Novichenkov at the Residence of the Ambassador of Russia in London.

On June 7, 2018, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh attended a lecture by the famous Russian writer and literary critic Artem Novichenkov "Anti-utopia: the challenge of the present or the fear of the future" that took place at the Residence of the Russian Ambassador in London.

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Thursday
Jun072018

PLACES AVAILABLE AT DIOCESAN CONFERENCE

The Diocesan Conference on 'Martyrdom and Mission' takes place this weekend. Due to cancellations we have some places available. If interested, please contact us immediately via the conference website.

Tuesday
Jun052018

Holy relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov will be brought from Diveevo to London

On the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas and Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, from 8 to 17 June 2018, the Holy relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov will be brought from the Holy Trinity Seraphim-Diveevsky Monastery to the boundaries of the Sourozh Diocese.

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Wednesday
May302018

Parish meeting at the Dormition Cathedral in London on Sunday June 17, 2018

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh a parish meeting will be held at the Dormition Cathedral in London after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday June 17, 2018

Tuesday
Apr242018

Registration opens for the Diocesan Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Diocesan Conference  that will take place from 8th-10th June at the High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire. The theme of the Conference is 'Martyrdom and Mission'. Distinguished guest speakers from Russia will join representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Britain and Ireland to explore the relationship between the witness of the New Martyrs of the 20th Century and the mission and growth of the Church.

The Conference is family friendly, with discounts for children and a special children's programme that will run in parallel with the main talks.

Please apply as soon as possible and in any case by Monday May 14th.

Saturday
Apr072018

PASCHAL MESSAGE of His Holiness KIRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

PASCHAL MESSAGE

of His Holiness KIRILL,

 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

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Thursday
Mar292018

The Diocese of Sourozh organises the bringing of the Holy Fire to Britain

The Diocese of Sourozh will organise the transport of the Miracleous Holy Fire from Jerusalem to the British Isles.
On the occasion of the joyful feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the assistance of the philanthropist Timothy Musatov, a chartered flight from Jerusalem to London will deliver the Holy Fire to London.
The Holy Fire will be delivered in time for the beginning of the Paschal services to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition and All Saints in Knightsbridge, London (Diocese of Sourozh). The Holy Fire will also be delivered to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs in Cheswick (Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad).

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Friday
Mar162018

On the Relationship of the Russian Orthodox Church to Current Events

In connection with the current crisis in diplomatic relations between the UK and the Russian Federation, we have received many requests for comment. In order to clarify certain evident misunderstandings, we wish to state the following:
1. The Russian Orthodox Church is not a State Church, but is completely independent of the various States in which she exercises her ministry. Our bishops are not nominated by the Prime Minister or any other politician, but by the other bishops.
2. Just as you do not have to be Roman in order to be Roman Catholic, so you do not have to be Russian in order to be Russian Orthodox and to belong to a Church which includes over 70 nationalities worldwide! Here in Britain both our clergy and our parishioners are diverse with respect to their ethnic and national origins. Many people who came from the territories of the former Soviet Union have settled here, married local people and acquired British citizenship.
3. As regards the present political crisis, we shall continue to pray ardently for Her Majesty the Queen, the civil authorities and the armed forces, just as we have done over the last 300 years of our presence here.
4. Likewise we pray for the recovery of those injured in the evil and criminal attack in Salisbury, and for the peace of the whole world.
Media Service of the Diocese of Sourozh
Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland
16 March 2018
Friday
Mar022018

Pan-Orthodox Vespers Celebrated in London

The traditional Pan-Orthodox Vespers was celebrated on the first Sunday in Lent at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom in Bayswater, London. His Grace, Bishop Athanasios of Tropaeou, presided in place of His Eminence, Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain. Archimandrite Theonas (Balkalis), the senior priest of the Cathedral, was principal celebrant, and clergy from all ten dioceses of the Local Orthodox Churches represented in London concelebrated. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, a large crowd of worshippers comfortably filled the Cathedral.

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