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PASCHAL EPISTLE OF HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Beloved Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear in the Lord Brothers and Sisters: With a heart filled with the endearing sensation of Paschal joy, I congratulate the hierarchs, clergymen, monastics, parishioners and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the whole world, on the joyful celebration of the glorious Resurrection of Christ, and I greet you with the […]

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Holy Fire

A flame from the Holy Fire will be arriving at the Cathedral on Holy Saturday (15th April) at approximately 11pm. The Holy Fire is a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday when a blue light emanates within Jesus Christ’s tomb inside […]

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Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, accompanied by the Wonder Working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York and the ruling bishop of the diocese of Great Britain and Ireland, arrived in London on Monday 13th March for his second archpastoral visit to the diocese this year. Together with proto-deacon Denis, Metropolitan Hilarion […]

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The Akathist to the Holy Kursk Root Icon

On Monday 13th March 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, first Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, together with Protodeacon Denis arrived at Heathrow Airport bringing with them the Holy Icon of the Kursk Root Icon were greeted before travelling to the Cathedral Clergy House, in Harvard Road W4 where the Icon was placed in the […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion arrived at Gatwick airport

On 21st January Metropolitan Hilarion, the first Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the ruling bishop of the diocese of Great Britain and Ireland, arrived at Gatwick airport. He was met at the airport by Archpriest Paul Elliott, Rector of St Elisabeth the New Martyr in Wallasey, Archpriest Peter Baulk, the deputy rector […]

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Nativity Epistle of HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Moved by the most profound feelings of fraternal love and joy for the Savior of the World bom in Bethlehem, I congratulate the archpastors, clergymen, monastics and all the faithful flock of the Russian Church Abroad on this great and holy feast of the Nativity of Christ! O, blessed Nativity night! On this holy night, […]

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Russian Bazaar

Our traditional Russian Bazaar took place on the eve of the Nativity fast on Sunday 5th December, which is according to the Orthodox tradition, the last day before the beginning of the start of the Nativity fast when the faithful stop working, and ate plentifully and make merry sensibly in anticipation of the start of […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia visited our Cathedral

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Fr Vitaly promoted to Archpriest

On Monday 3rd October at the Diocesan Assembly, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany, Fr Vitaly was made an Archpriest by His Eminence Archbishop Mark during the opening Liturgy. This is probably the last time the church in Great Britain and Ireland will attend the German diocesan assembly, as after 30 years, we will shortly […]

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Statement from Chancellor of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland

His Eminence Archbishop Mark will shortly be retiring as ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland. Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church outside of Russia (ROCOR) will take over administration of the diocese until new arrangements can be confirmed. The exact timing of this change will be anounced shortly.

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