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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

'... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch'

Acts 11:26

His Eminence Silouan
of the British Isles
and Ireland


From the Archbishop
From the Archbishop This is the text of the Sayedna Silouan's address at the ordination service on 30th August 2015. In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit! His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East
The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Born: 21/08/1970 Lataquieh Studies:   1989-1994: Mechanical Engineering Degree: Tishreen University, Lataquieh 1995-2000: Degree in Theology, St. John of Damascus Institute, Balamand, Lebanon 2000-2005: Master's Degree in
2016 Archdiocesan Conference [caption id="attachment_645" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 2014 Archdiocesan Conference[/caption]   This will take place from the afternoon of Monday 23rd May 2016 to Wednesday lunchtime 25th May 2016 at
Education & Catechesis
Education and Catechesis E-Quip is an Archdiocesan online distance learning course, freely available for all but with the option of a fee based 3 year Diploma Course. Visit our web site if you are interested in exploring this further.If you
Our New Website
Welcome!   To coincide with the ordination of Fr Silouan to the episcopate and the Church new year, The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland offers you a fresh new website. There have been many impro


Enthronement Service and Reception

This will take place at our Cathedral of St. George, 1a Redhill Street, London NW1 4BG on Saturday 28th November 2015 at 4.30 pm followed by a Reception.   All are welcome to the Enthronement but there will be a practical limit on numbers at t[...]
Next Pilgrimage …

The Annual Holywell Pilgrimage for St. Winefride Every year, God willing, there is an Orthodox pilgrimage to the well and shrine of St. Winefride (Winifred) in Holywell, North Wales.  St. Winefride was a 7th century western Orthodox saint.  Miracu[...]
Our New Metropolitan

Worthy! Axios! Mustaheq! The Archdiocese is overjoyed that its first resident Metropolitan, His Eminence, Silouan,  has now been ordained bishop.  We shall have to wait until 28th November until we meet him in person at his enthronement in London ([...]


Metropolitan Silouan’s Ordination Video
Metropolitan Silouan’s Ordination
Life as a Monk
Hymn to the Mother of God
A Visual Journey of the Orthodox Church