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Wendy (Anne) Robinson (1 July 1934 - 12 December 2013)

We are sad to announce the death of Wendy Robinson, a dearly loved person and loyal friend of so many members of our Church and of so many Christians in this country and abroad.

Latest edition of the Newsletter of the Exarchate, December 2013

Summary:

  • Pastoral message of archbishop Job of Telmessos
  • Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Job of Telmessos
  • Enthronement of arch. Job of Telmessos
  • Homily of Archbishop Job of Telmessos on the day of his chirotonia
  • About St Alexander’s Newsky feast day
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2013

Enthronement of Archbishop Job

Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Job.


The enthronement of Archbishop Job took place on 5 December 2013 at the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Paris, in the presence of a large gathering of clergy and laity from Paris as well as from those who had specially come from the provinces, from Belgium, Holland, Germany and Great Britain.

The ceremony was presided over by metropolitan Emmanuel, bishop of the diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in France and chairman of the Episcopal Assembly of the Orthodox bishops of France, and was the personal representative for this occasion of patriarch Bartholemew I. 

The Funeral of Sir John Tavener

On a gloomy day, just right for a funeral, in the enormous gothic building – “a liturgy in stone,” as the Dean of Winchester called it – 700 people have gathered to bid farewell to Sir John Tavener on his journey to the Kingdom.

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,

In Memoriam: Mother Maria Rule (1937 - 2013)

Eternal Remembrance!

Mother Maria was born Marigold Rule, and grew up in Guildford, Surrey, of mixed French and English parentage. Both of her parents were atheists.  Her journey to faith in Christ began as a child, during the blitz of the Second World War.  After one night of particularly heavy bombing, when a number of people living near Marigold’s home had been killed in the blast, she asked her mother what would happen now to the people who had died.  Her mother replied that for them, that was the end; nothing awaited them in eternity, there was no life after death, they were simply dead and would soon be buried.  The young girl was so horrified at the bleakness of her mother’s response to her question that she was convinced that there must be something more, some ultimate spiritual purpose in life.  Thus began a journey of faith that led her first to belief in God, and then to the pursuit of a life lived for Him.

Latest edition of the Newsletter of the Exarchate, November 2013

Summary :

  1. Election of the Archbishop : archimandrite Job
  2. Archdiocesan Assembly
  3. In Memoriam arch. Gabriel
  4. Homily of Metropolitan Emmanuel
  5. Testimonies
  6. In Memoriam Mother Olga

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. 

In memoriam: Archbishop Gabriel of Comana (1946-2013)

Memory Eternal

Archbishop Gabriel of Comana, formerly bishop in charge of the Archdiocese of parishes of the Russian tradition in Western Europe and exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, died on 26 October in Maastricht (the Netherlands), at the age of 67, after a long illness. He was the leader of the Archdiocese of parishes of the Russian tradition in Western Europe, which comes under the episcopal see of Paris and has autonomous status within the Ecumenical Patriarchate, from May 2003 to January 2013. On 8 January 2013 his illness forces him to ask the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to relieve him of his office, and this was approved by the Holy Synod with effect from 16 January.

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