Archdiocese

Pastoral Message from Archbishop Job

Job,
By the Grace of God
Archbishop of Telmessos, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
 
Pastoral Message
To the clergy, monastics and faithful
of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe
 
Dearly beloved Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great emotion that I come before you today, on the feast of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First Called, the day of my ordination to the episcopate by His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch and the bishops who conce

New Archbishop elected for the Exarchate

On Friday 1 November 2013, Archimandrite Job (Getcha) was elected as our new Archbishop by the General Assembly meeting in Paris.

Archbishop Gabriel laid to rest

The funeral of Archbishop Gabriel was held on Saturday 3 November at the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris.  The service was conducted by Metropolitan Emanuel with two Romanian bishops and many clergy and laity in attendance. 

The Funeral of Archbishop Gabriel

The funeral of Archbishop Gabriel will take place on Saturday 2 November 2013. It will commence with the celebration of a pontifical Divine Liturgy at 8.00 am, in the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Vigil for Archbishop Gabriel

The coffin of our dearly beloved Archbishop Gabriel will arrive at the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on Wednesday 30 October between 3.00 and 4.00 pm. Upon its arrival, a panikhida will immediately be celebrated.

Archbishop Gabriel of Comana fell asleep in the Lord

Archbishop Gabriel of Comana fell asleep in the Lord just after midnight in the early hours of this morning Saturday 26 October.

Details of the funeral will follow.

Here are some words he addressed to us at Paskha 2012.

Procedure for the election of the new Archbishop

Following the visit to the Patriarchate by a delegation of the Council, this is the procedure which we will follow at our Extraordinary General Assembly on Thursday 31 October (evening) and
Friday 1 November 2013.

Visit to the Patriarchate by a delegation from the Archdiocesan Council

On 27 August a delegation from the Archdiocesan Council led by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, and consisting of the Fathers Jean Gueit, Vice President of the  Archdiocesan Council, Fr Alexander  Fostiropoulos, Michel Sollogoub, Sectretary of the Council and Serge Runge, visited the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul where it was received by the Commission for Inter-Orthodox Affairs and subsequently by His Holiness Patriarch Bartholemew.

Communiqué from the Archdiocesan Council of July 31, 2013

Communiqué of the Diocesan Administration on the meeting of the Archdiocesan Council of July 31, 2013
The Archdiocesan Council met on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel. Among the issues discussed:

1. His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel reported on his recent trip to Russia and Ukraine, where he was invited to head the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of the "Russ".

Communiqué from the Diocesan Office on the meeting of the Archdiocesan Council held on 21 June 2013

The Archdiocesan Council met on Friday 21 June under the chairmanship of His Eminence
Metropolitan Emmanuel. Among questions discussed:

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