Orthodox Parish of Saint Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

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The first Divine Liturgy of our community was celebrated on the 29th of November 2003, the day of St. Apostle and Evangelist Matthew. The service took place in the former Franciscan church ( Mariakapel ) on Tiensestraat in Leuven. Since September 2004 we have moved into the chapel of the Latin-American College on Tervuursestraat 56, Leuven.

Our community works with a blessing of Vladyka Simon, Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium from the Patriarchate of Moscow. His blessing has taken us way up to where we are now.

Since November, the 20th, 2004 our community has been officially recognized as a Parish by the Patriarchate of Moscow.

The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in our church every Sunday at 10 a.m. The schedule of other services may be found in our calendar.Since the beginning Church Slavonic, Dutch and English have been and still are official liturgical languages of our parish.

Of course the children are warmly welcome. They have our special attention during the Liturgy.

Read the vita of Saint Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, the Patron of our Church, in Russian or in Dutch.

Donations are welcome on account # 001-4445621-90 of the Orthodox Parish of Saint-Matthew.

Clergy

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Archpriest Alexander YAVAROUSKI - the rector
Lange Ridderstraat 3,
2800 Mechelen
Tel.: +32 498 83.45.56
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Deacon Victor YUDIN
Tel.: +32 470 56 83 59
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Lectors: Nikolaas Jan Symons, Dorin Cerbu, Vitaly Koissin,

Acolytes: Anysim Yavarouski (hoofd), Alexis Yavarouski, Nikolai Frunza

Canon Holder: Alexandra Mikele

Other parish Contributors

Starosta(Warden): Stefaan Devroey

Choir: Conductor: Judith Hermans, co conductors: Francoice Wittig, Natalja Zickaja, Ekatherina Beljaeva

Church maintenance: Olga Kasjanenko

Prosfors, kitchen: Maria Georgijan

Parish magazine (Pelgrim): Stefaan Devroey [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Parish Council: aartspriester Alexander Yavarouski (chairman), Stefaan Devroey (secretary), Natalja Zickaja (treasurer, +32 016 35.63.60), diaken Victor Yudin en Luc Osseel.

Fabrica ecclesiae: Elena Kostyleva (chairman), Judith Hermans (secretary), Philip Smeers (treasurer), Ekaterina Belyaeva, Oksana Badio.

Webmaster: Erwin Aernouts [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

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Where in Leuven

Address of the church: Tervuursestraat 56, 3000 Leuven (1ste floor).

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Use the main entrance (Tervuursestraat 56) to enter the church, please.

On Sundays, you can park free of charge on St Jacobsplein (a few minutes on foot), see the map.

Choir

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Our choir 10 May 2015:

Conductor: Judith Hermans (0486-751792 of +32 486 75.17.92) and Natalia Zhickaya (+32 016 35.63.60)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our small choir 27 August 2006:

  • Conductor: Judith Hermans and Françoise Wittig
  • soprano: Ada, Tatjana, Oxana, Marta, Barbara, Serafima, Françoise, Judith
  • alto: Stefanie, Martha, Zjenia, Maria en Katrien
  • tenor : Andro
  • basso : Bert, Luc, Nicolas-Jan, Ludovic, Pieter, Elija

Parish History

The history of Orthodox community in Leuven started in winter 1922/23, when Fr Peter Izvolsky (priest in the former Russian embassy church in Brussels) celebrated the first divine services in the local hostel for Russian students. Details...

Amongst these Russian students we see young Prince Dmitri Shakhovskoi. In the future, he will be well-known as Ioann the archbishop of San Francisco. Details...

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