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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User Guide - Course Registration and Lecture Access


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  1. This 3 year course is organised and hosted by our parish in Manchester, St. Aidan's.

  2. There are 3 classes of participants ... STUDENTS, VISITORS and SUBSCRIBERS.  STUDENTS.

  3. Those living within visiting range of a lecture centre may register here and take the Diploma as a STUDENT provided that it proves possible to attend the lectures at least once a month. Other STUDENTS living more locally are expected to attend weekly. STUDENTS not living within reasonable reach of a lecture centre and International Students may apply for the Distance Learning Program.  The qualification for attaining the Diploma is simply the satisfactory completion of all Assignments to the required standard.  Full support will be given either locally or by Distance Learning.

  4. Registration takes place at any time before the start of the first term. Those wishing to join as students part way through the year MAY be able to do so but in this case they should apply to the Course Director.  Students living outside Manchester and taking the Diploma as a Distance Learning Project may start at any time during the year and proceed at their own pace.

  5. Library facilities may be available at your Lecture Centre.  Please check.

  6. Diplomas are only awarded to those who successfully complete the 3 year course as STUDENTS.  Here is the syllabus.

  7. VISITORS [see (8)] will receive appropriate Certificates of Attendance.

  8. Those attending occasional lectures (VISITORS) but not intending to complete the assignments (two per term) together with those not able to travel into the parish (SUBSCRIBERS) may subscribe to the whole 3 year set by online access. STUDENTS - please use the registration form here.

  9. Lecture access is offered on a trust basis. No one may redistribute, edit or in any way reproduce these lectures for anything other than their own private use, (see the copyright notice).

  10. STUDENTS will be able to begin their Diploma studies once payment has been received. 

Fee Structure                        Fees

  1. There is a tripartite fee structure for Students, Visitors and Subscribers (Subscribers go FREE!).

  2. Each category has a concessionary rate for the unwaged and retired senior citizens.

  3. In case of financial difficulty, please contact the Course Directory, Fr. Gregory Hallam at

  4. Payment is by Paypal (preferred) but other options are available.



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All material on the site pertaining to the "E-Quip" course and its materials is copyright © 2012 to Revd. Fr. Gregory Hallam, except where otherwise indicated.  All rights reserved.  This copyright takes precedence over the Creative Commons Licence otherwise applying to this site.

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