March clergy meeting
On the Saturday of Cheesefare Week, 9th March 2019, the clergy of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, under the presidency of His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan, met at the Cathedral of St George for their meeting.
After prayer in honour of St Theodore of Tarsus, patron of our Archdiocese, various topics affecting the life of of the Archdiocese, as well as the wider life of the Church of Antioch and the whole Orthodox Church, were discussed. Of particular note was to hear more on the development of our new monastic community in Shropshire, headed by Archimandrite Philip, and the forthcoming publication of a prayer book for the people of our Archdiocese.
Before the beginning of the Great Fast, Sayedna Silouan led the clergy in asking mutual forgiveness.