Communiqué of the Council of the Archdiocese of 30th November 2018

The Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe, which is one of the oldest Orthodox ecclesiastical entities in our regions, had been placed under the pastoral responsibility of Metropolitan Evloghiy (Guéorguievski) by Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, by decree of 8th April 1921. Thrown onto the paths of exile by the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian émigrés established, with faith and courage, an ecclesiastical presence based on the main principles of the unfulfilled Council of Moscow of 1917-1918.

Pastoral message of Archbishop John of Charioupolis

A Pastoral message of Archbishop John of Charioupolis, Exarch of His All-holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has been published on the Archdiocese website. Click here view the pdf document. 

Communiqué from the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in its session of November 27, 2018, decided to revoke the patriarchal Tomos of 1999 by which it granted the pastoral care and administration of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe to its archbishop-exarch.

This decision answers the pastoral and spiritual needs of our time, with the greatest respect for canon law and our spiritual responsibility.

Communiqué of November 28, 2018 from the Office of the Diocesan Administration

The diocesan administration communicates to all the members of the Archdiocese that, on November 27, 2018, the Holy Synod of our Patriarchate decided to abolish the status of our Archdiocese as an Exarchate.

This decision of the Holy Synod, which has yet to be received officially at the see of the Archdiocese, was in no way requested by the Archdiocese. His Eminence, Archbishop John, was not consulted prior to this decision.

Archbishop's visit to the parish of St Peter and St Paul in London in Clapham and ordination of Father Stefan

The Divine Liturgy celebrated on Sunday 11th November 2018 at the the parish of St Peter and St Paul in London was presided by Archbishop John, assisted by Archpriest Patrick Hodson (dean of the UK), Archpriest Alexander (rector of our parish), Father Ian Wallis (rector of the parish of the Nativity of Christ, Lewes), Father Ian (assist

Communiqué from the Archbishop's Office

The Archbishop's office released the following communique (click here to download the pdf document)

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Feuillet de l'Exarchat September 2018

The September 2018 issue of Feuillet de l'Exarchat is out.

Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2018

+ B A R T H O L O M E W
By God’s Mercy
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
To the Plenitude of the Church: May the Grace, Peace and Mercy
of Christ Risen in Glory be with you All

Dear venerable Hierarchs and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Bishop Spartas Trust for Education in Uganda

‘Someone told me that poor people don’t have dreams, but I didn’t believe that, because God cares.  All this time I have been waiting, and now I think it’s the time for my dreams.’ This was how Athanasios, a young Orthodox Ugandan, responded to the news that he could finally enrol at Kampala International University to study Computer Science


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