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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

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

Acts 11:26

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Glastonbury Pilgrimage: 2nd, 3rd June

  This pilgrimage, organised by our Poole parish, has places still available.  It will take place from 2nd to 3rd June.  The saint of the parish, St Dunstan of Canterbury, (opposite) was originally abbot of the monastery at GFlastonbury.  The town has long and ancient Orthodox Christian associations in England.  Clink on this link for […]

Kh. Jeanne Harper, Memory Eternal!

Kh. Jeanne, who was the widow of Archpriest Michael Harper, reposed in the Lord of the afternoon of Great and Holy Friday.  Kh. Jeanne remained a great blessing to the Antiochian Church in this Archdiocese although ill health latterly prevented her from attending her parish of St Botolph in London.  Many clergy can attest both […]

Elsewhere on this site and NEW!

BRAND NEW! New Mission in Development in Worcestershire Check out the Details on the MISSION page. (Missions in Development represent early stages in planting new Orthodox Communities where we are trying to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit.  If God blesses the initiative, such communities will migrate into full mission status in due time).   […]

New Icon of St Constantine and St Helen

New Icon of St Constantine and St Helen by Br. Efrem Carrasco of and for St Aidan, Manchester If you would like to commission an icon from Efrem you can find contact details here.

The Theophany of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ

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Metropolitan Silouan’s Nativity Message 2016

His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan’s Nativity letter for 2016 …. Nativity Letter 2016 English Nativity Letter 2016 Arabic   Christ is born, Glorify Him!

The Metropolitan at a Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops at St George’s Cathedral, London

The Assembly of Bishop for the Great Britain and Ireland met for their Annual Meeting at St George’s Cathedral on Monday 5th December.  On our Metropolitan’s left is His Eminence, Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain.  The agenda for the meeting may be found here. here.   

The Metropolitan in an Antiochian Delegation to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

On November 21, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan joined an Antiochian delegation to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s 70th birthday.  With Sayedna to the right of him in order are: their Eminences Ignatios of France, Central and Southern Europe and Metropolitan Niphon, […]

Press Release 2016/01: “The Church in the Middle East”

The Antiochian Orthodox Church of Antioch yearns to maintain the Christian community in the Middle East living in peace with her neighbours.  This depends on the restoration of peace and on a society which respects the rights of the Christians to live freely, in peace and harmony, regardless of who forms the government.   FULL TEXT […]

Restoration Funding Progress in Poole

Poole, 15 November 2016 – It was announced today that the Bournemouth & Poole Orthodox Christian Foundation, owner of Saint Dunstan’s Orthodox Christian Church, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the first phase of Saint Dunstan’s Restoration project. The project aims to restore the Grade II* listed building, which is […]


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