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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
Metropolitan
of the British Isles
and Ireland

Features

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
From Metropolitan Saba
The Address of His Eminence, Metropolitan Saba to our Bishop upon his Ordination   To My Brother in the Episcopate When the Patriarch of Antioch placed his right hand upon your head and lifted up the Holy Gospel, brought by the hands
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

Events

New Enthronement Date: Saturday 27 February, 4.30 pm (FULL DETAILS)

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Metropolitan Joseph at St. George’s

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of our Archdiocese of North America visited London over the weekend of 28th and 29th November and served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. George on Sunday morning.  Many years Master![...]
Archdiocesan Conference 2016

  2016 Archdiocesan Conference This will take place from the afternoon of Monday 23rd May 2016 to Wednesday lunchtime 25th May 2016 at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire (DE55 1AU).  We are delighted that our new Metropolitan [...]
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 ([...]

Media

A Variety of Orthodox Chant
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