Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
of the British Isles and  Ireland

"the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch."

[Acts 11:26] 


Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Registered Charity No. 1057533

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After the decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch on 15th October 2013 the communities on this site all belong to the Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.  The existing charity will serve them until a new charity for the Archdiocese can be set up, ie., after the first Metropolitan Archbishop is elected and enthroned. COMMUNIQUE TEXT.

Fr. Philip

After a recent meeting with the Cathedral Council it was agreed unanimously (as in the Deanery) that Fr. Philip Hall should be our candidate for the first Metropolitan of this Archdiocese, and to be presented as such to the Holy Synod of Antioch in due course. Please pray for him, for us and, of course, for the Holy Synod when it next meets, (probably in June 2014). This historic action in unity of the Deanery and the Cathedral community in London is a cause of great rejoicing for the Antiochian Orthodox communities in the British Isles and Ireland. Now begins the important task of making Fr. Philip better known to those who will bear the important responsibility of making this decision, hopefully next year in June.  We have received supportive references from His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (English)  (Arabic) and Mother Photina of the Pokrov Skete, (metochion to Valaam), Saint Mars de Locquenay, France (English)  (Arabic).

Arabic Fr. Philip


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The Antioch Directory

Onsite / Offsite

St. Peter and St. Paul

St. Peter and St. Paul, co-patrons of Antioch

where the disciples were first called Christians (Acts 11:26)

Antiochian Resources Onsite

All About Antioch An historical survey of the life and witness of the Church of Antioch from the New Testament to the global diaspora and mission of the 20th and 21st centuries.
A Personal History of the Genesis of the Deanery Fr. Gregory Hallam, parish priest of the Church of St. Aidan in Manchester looks back in a very personal way at the tumultuous beginnings of the Deanery in 1995.
His Eminence Metropolitan John A brief biography of the new Metropolitan (Archbishop) of the Antiochian Archdiocese in Western and Central Europe.
All the Saints of Antioch A survey of the great and saintly martyrs, teachers, evangelists, pastors and ascetics of the Antiochian Orthodox Church through time.
All the Saints of Great Britain and Ireland How the west was once Orthodox and how it could be again.

Antiochian Resources Offsite


Archdiocesan Web Site

Arhdiocesan Web Site

St. John Chrysostom is the Patron Saint of our Archdiocese


Other sites


Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand

St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Balamand)

Diocese of Pyrgou

Archdiocese of Aleppo (Arabic)

Archdiocese of Beirut

Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon

Archdiocese of Bagdad, Kuwait and Dependencies (Arabic)

Orthodox Youth Movement (Arabic)

Antiochian Archdiocese of North America

Al Orthodoxiya Radio Station (Arabic & English)

Archdiocese of Sao Paulo and all Brazil (Portuguese)

Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and all Argentina

Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand (NZ)

Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand (AU)

The Antiochian Orthodox Church in Germany (German)

Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The Centre for Orthodox Christian Studies and Research (Oxford UK)

The Church of Antioch (Orthodox Wiki)