The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, on December 28th, 2017, made an appointment of His Eminence Archbishop Elisey (Ganaba) as Archbishop of the Hague and the Netherlands.
Archbishop Elisey has headed the Diocese of Sourozh since 2007. During the years of service of Vladyka Elisey, the diocese became a strong family and not some isolated national church, but a real international symbol of Russian Orthodoxy in Western Europe.
Thanks to the wisdom and competent management, the diocese made friends from other Christian denominations and created strong ties with the Royal family of Great Britain.
Portal Sourozh Sphere very much appreciate his support and wise pastoral guidance in our work. We recognise the mutual understanding that has developed between us and we hope that we will preserve our good relationship in the future.