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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
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
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


Archdiocesan Conference 2016

  The Antiochian Orthodox Church in the British Isles and Ireland considers its primary mission to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ so that salvation and regeneration may renew both persons and communities alike.[...]
Enthronement Service and Reception

This will take place at our Cathedral of St. George, 1a Redhill Street, London NW1 4BG on Saturday 28th November – 4.30pm: Great Vespers with Enthronement ceremony of His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan at St George’s Cathedral: all are welcome[...]
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 ([...]


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