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Фреска 'Fresco ' The Last Supper ', Vatopedi monastery, the beginning of the 14th century, the painter Manuel Panselin. (John 13:23)

ICON OF THE DAY July 12, 2024

Church of St. John the Theologian in Ostend

Dear brothers and sisters,

Worship takes place weekly. On Saturdays at 16:00 - All-night vigil, on Sundays (and on certain holidays on Saturdays or working days) - Divine Liturgy, at 09:00 .

Service schedule (pdf-file).

Jurisdiction: Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

Diocese: Brussels-Belgium.

Diocesan Bishop: Archbishop Simon of Brussels and Belgium.

Liturgical language: Church Slavonic.

Calendar: Julian (old style).

Confession takes place during the evening service or druing Liturgy, right before the Holy Communion.

Baptisms, weddings, prayers for health, requiems and other services are performed at the end of the liturgy.

Church address: Sint-Catharinaplein 23, 8400 Oostende

Visit: Please, before visiting the church, familiarize yourself with the established rules of piety in Orthodoxy (in Russian, if automated translation is not clear, please contact the rector of the church with questions, you find his contact details below). Come in decent clean clothes, with covered shoulders and legs. If you want to take pictures, first ask the rector for an approval.

With deep respect,

Gennady Katamashvili

Gennady Katamashvili

Archpriest, rector of the Church

Tel.: +32.495.131.470
E-mail: gkiveron[at]mail.ru

Our Church

The parish in honor of the St. Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian exists since 2004. Services were held in premises provided by the Catholic Church.

With the grace of God, on February 17, 2016, the parish has been registered and officially recognized by the Kingdom and the Ministry of Justice of Belgium. Since February 2017, services have been held in a rented premises at Sint-Catharinaplein 23, 8400 Oostende. We pray that the Lord God will grant us the opportunity to have our own Orthodox church .

Therefore, we ask everyone who hears our voice to pray for our parishioners and for our parish to acquire land for the construction of an Orthodox church.

Parish History

Fotogallery 2017-2021


Beloved brothers and sisters,

St. Trinity. (St. Andrei Rublev, 15 in.). Tretyakov Gallery.

Kindly receive the blessing of Vladika Simon, Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium (Patriarchate of Moscou).

We start to collect money for the construction of a russian orthodox church in the city of Ostend. May we ask you for help?

The Parish of the holy apostle and evangelist John the Theologian

The Brussels-Belgium Archdiocese

Russian Orthodox Church. Moscow Patriarchate.

"Whoever praises the Lord by a gift, shall receive God's esteem, regardless of people's opinion. It has been written: God is Holy and Righteous and He wil judge us according to our acts." (the Holy Ambrosius van Optina said so).

For all questions, please contact Archpriest Gennady.

Rector: Archpriest Gennadi Katamashvili.