Bishop Irenei and Bishop Alexander Jointly Announce the Latter’s Retirement for Reasons of Health

Source: Orthodox Europe

March 11, 2024


At its regular meeting on Tuesday 21st February / 5th March 2024, the Holy Synod of Bishops prayerfully accepted the request for retirement of His Grace Bishop Alexander, who for the previous five years has served as the Bishop of Vevey, Vicar of the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe.

Communicating the news to the clergy of the Diocese, the Ruling Hierarch, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, wrote:

“As many of you are aware, my brother-hierarch Bishop Alexander has long and increasingly been suffering from health difficulties, which have been a source of frustration for him as they severely impair his ability to travel, serve and perform other duties. I am deeply grateful for the prayers that all of you have offered, and continue to offer, for His Grace’s health and healing! It is in light of these afflictions that, in dialogue with me and with my full support, His Grace has petitioned the Holy Synod for retirement on grounds of health, which the Synod has in turn granted, with its prayers.“

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