Patriarchal letter to the clergy and faithful of the Exarchate

Your Eminence Archbishop Job of Telmessos, well beloved brother in the Holy Spirit and concelebrant with my humble self, Exarch of the Orthodox parishes of the Russian tradition in Western Europe under the most holy Ecumenical Throne, most pious priests and deacons, honourable dignitaries and blessed Christians of this patriarchal Exarchate, may the grace and peace of God be with you, along with my prayers and blessing.

Details about the funeral of Fr John Lee

The funeral of our Archpriest John (Lee) is scheduled to take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at St Andrew’s Church, Holborn. We expect the coffin to arrive at about 9:30am allowing, for those who wish, time to pray by its side. The funeral will start at 11:00am, followed by the burial at 2:30pm in Richmond cemetery.

Archpriest John Lee - Memory Eternal

Father John fell asleep in the Lord without regaining consciousness shortly before 10.00 pm last night.  Father Alexander (Fostiropoulos) and Father Stephen (Platt) had visited during the day and said prayers with the family and anointed him.

Father John was priest in charge at St Andrew's, Holborn.

Deepest condolences to his family.

The Messenger, March 2014

This is the March 2014 edition of the Messenger, the Journal of the Deanery.

The Messenger will temporary stop publishing and will return back possibly in 2015.

Report on the Conference 2014 by James Heywood

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the High Leigh Conference Centre resounded again and again to the best news ever heard in the world: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and to those in the tombs he has given life!” The annual Deanery Conference brought together a wonderfully diverse crowd of Orthodox Christians from all over the country and from abroad, and the choir, made up of singers from many parishes under Anne-Marie de Visser’s direction, sang the Paschal troparion and the other Paschal hymns with extra gusto, knowing that it was the last weekend when they would sing them for another year.

Photos from the Deanery Conference/Festival 2014

Here are the photos from the Deanery Conference 2014, courtesy of James Hyndman .To view the album on flickr: click here.To view a slideshow: click here.Click on any photo so see it enlarged. Click on the Flickr link beneath each photo to see it on the website.To download a photo:

Deanery children's camp 2014

Deanery children's camp 2014.  

Dates 25 July to 7 August.  

Details and booking form can be downloaded here.

May 2014 Feuillet of the Exarchate in English

  • Paschal Message of Archbishop Job
  • Paschal Vespers in St-Geneviève-des-Bois (France)
  • Lille — Pastoral visit
  • Deanery of Italy by father Sergio Mainoldi
  • Orthodoxy in Italy by father Vladimir Zelinsky
  • San Remo and Florence : 110 years of liturgical and cultural life
  • The Night

Conference / Festival 2014 update

It is with great regret that I must inform you that Archbishop Job will not be able to attend the Conference/Festival 2014, because he has been required to accompany the Patriarch to Jerusalem.
There will therefore be no Liturgy on Monday and some adjustment to the programme will be made.

Father Patrick Hodson, Dean

Paschal Message of His Eminence Job

of His Eminence, Job, Archbishop of Telmessos,
Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch,
to the Clergy, Monks and Faithful
of the Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe


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