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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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Third anniversary of Sayedna Silouan’s Enthronement

The 27th February 2016 marked an important milestone within our Archdiocese: Sayedna Silouan was enthroned as the first Metropolitan of the British Isles and Ireland.  He has shepherded us with great care and love and we look forward to many more years under his direction. Silouan, the Most Devout and Most Reverend, chosen by God, […]

Sayedna Visits Sutton

On the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 9th / 10th February 2019 Sayedna visited our parish of St Fursey in Sutton near Norwich.  Having acquired a former police station as a new place of worship, work is well under way to equip it for church use.  There are plans to build a new chapel onto […]

The Metropolitan’s Diary

Pastoral visits in March/April 2019 31st March – Sunday of the Holy Cross All Saints, Basildon 7th April – Sunday of St John Climacus Holy Cross, Lancaster 14th April – Sunday of St Mary of Egypt St Edward’s, Athelhampton. 21st April – Palm Sunday St George’s Cathedral, London. 28th April – Great and Holy Pascha […]

The Patriarch’s Pastoral Letter for the Nativity

From His Beatitude, the Patriarch, John X of Antioch and all the East. “On this Holy Nativity, our wishes are for each human being to make his or her heart a cave for the King of Glory. We also pray to the newborn Child for you, our beloved children of the Antiochian See in the […]

New Monastic Community

On 14th July, 2018, the feast of The Apostles Aquila and Priscilla of the 70, the Monastery of Sts Antony and Cuthbert were canonically received into the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, under the Omophorion of our bishop Metropolitan SILOUAN. Monks will come to live permanently in the monastery from […]

A statement issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East

God is with us; Understand all ye nations and submit yourselves! We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that […]

Patriarch John X Deplores American Threats against Syria

Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East: We condemn America’s recent statements and threats against Syria which are based on mere unsubstantiated allegations of the use of prohibited weapons. We deplore any potential American aggression against our people, which will bring more destruction to the country and the region. April 12, […]

Message of Sayedna Silouan, October 2017

To the Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Deacons and beloved people of our God-protected Archdiocese, The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you all. In August I underwent surgery in my right ear. By the grace of God and your loving prayers the surgery was a success but, under the advice of my […]

The Human Icon – Orthodoxy and Hinduism

“The Human Icon” by Dr Christine Mangala Frost (2017) ISBN: 978 0 227 17635 1 pb 349 pages James Clarke & Co. Ltds. Cambridge 2017 Available Here Dr Frost has capably achieved a gargantuan task in shining a light on the spirituality of Orthodox Christianity for a Hindu audience and likewise illuminating the richness and […]

First Trustees Meeting in London

On Saturday 8th July 2017 the First Archdiocesan Trustees met at St George’s Cathedral in London to agree the Constitution of the soon to be formed Archdiocesan Charity.  Although the meeting was lengthy and, for the most part, technical, it established a firm foundation for the Archdiocese’s activities as covered by charity law.  Several amendments […]

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