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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A Selection of Internet Resources

Rather than try and copy what other specialist sites do better, we offer here the best pages that list other sites together with some others that are information rich or provide discussion forums on theology and other studies.

For specifically Antiochian Orthodox Sites see the Antioch page here.


Orthodox Churches in the UK

(for global Church links please consult Al Green's site index - below)

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland

Exarchate of Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe - Deanery of Great Britain and Ireland


Orthodox Directories, Compilations and Discussion Boards (Patristic, Monastic, Liturgical texts & Discussion Board)

Orthodox Church and Bible Study Links (Al Green)

Canonical Orthodox Churches Worldwide

Orthodox Christianity on the Web

The St. Pachomius Library

Early Church Fathers

Early Church Fathers [Additional Texts] (CCEL)

Deanery E-Quip Course in Orthodox Faith and Life

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Thyateira Midland Ecclesiastical Seminary

Orthodox Fellowship of St. John the Baptist

Sites of Interest

The Old English Church

The Orthodox Fool

Orthodox Christianity for Absolute Beginners

Ecumenical Societies

The Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius

The Anglican and Eastern Churches Association