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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Registered Charity Number: 1175538

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

'... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch'

Acts 11:26

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Brotherhood of the Glorious Apostles Peter and Paul

Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert

His Eminence Metropolitan SILOUAN of the British Isles and Ireland has established a new men’s cenobitic brotherhood within the Antiochian Patriarchate. The Brotherhood of the Glorious Apostles Peter and Paul has been blessed to inhabit the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert.

Before becoming our bishop, Sayedna was appointed by Patriarch John X as Abbot of the Patriarchal Monastery of St. George Al Humaira, located in the ‘Valley of the Christians’ in Syria. One of his first major tasks in the Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland has been to establish a new monastery for the archdiocese. It is Sayedna’s belief that an archdiocese cannot grow and flourish without a monastery. Parish life and monastic life are both essential expressions of Christianity in the Orthodox Church, and must both be present in an archdiocese.

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