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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

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Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

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

Acts 11:26

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20th Anniversary at St Aidan’s, Manchester

On Sunday 23rd October 2016 the parish of St Aidan, Manchester celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the consecration of its temple at the hand of the former bishop of thrice blessed memory, His Grace, Gabriel (Saliby) (on 20th October 1996), Pictured with Fr Gregory cutting the cake are (left to right): Dwynwen East (who originally spotted […]

Archdiocesan Conference 2017 – TWO ROOMS LEFT!

This will take place from the afternoon of Monday 29th May 2017 (arrivals from 3pm) to Wednesday lunchtime 31st May 2017 (departures at 2pm) at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire (DE55 1AU).  We are delighted that Sayedna Silouan will be present.   The Theme of the Conference will be “Ordering Divine Worship.”  We shall explore most (if not all!) the […]

Archdiocesan Calendar (English) 2017

If you would like to order a copy or copies of our Archdiocesan Calendar (English only) 2017, please contact Fr Gregory on:-  father.gregory@gmail.com The parishes have an initial supply so if you fit that category, please contact your parish priest first. The Calendar contains 12 beautiful pictures of Sayedna’s visits to parishes from the time of […]

“Followers” now launched!

The Archdiocesan Children’s and Young People’s Catechetical Programme has juts been launched!  Providing materials for 16 ages from 3 to 18 this programme provides maximum flexibility and choice for parish communities.  Eventually (Summer 2017), 480 lessons will be available, fully resourced.  Follow this link https://www.followers-orthodox.com or from the top panel of this site.

E-Quip Diploma and Online Study for All

Lectures in Manchester (M19 2JX – St. Aidan’s Orthodox Church) recommence for Year 3 on Tuesday 27th September at 8pm. Online study for the online Diploma edition (blessed in this Archdiocese) remains of course on a continuous basis. Book now or at any time for the Diploma. Non-diploma students browse for free. The Metropolitan has […]

Many Years, your Beatitude!

In the name of the Archdiocese of The British Isles and Ireland, Metropolitan Silouan greets his Beatitude our beloved Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East with love in Christ, and offers prayers for Many Years in health, grace and strength, on the occasion of the feast of his intercessor before Christ St […]

Many years Master!

Our Metropolitan’s name day (St Silouan the Athonite) is shared with St Thecla on 24th September. St Silouan is the intercessor before Christ for His Eminence Sayedna Silouan and hence, this is an annual feast for the whole Archdiocese. On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th the Metropolitan will be at the Monastery of St John […]

Amazing Find at Lindisfarne!

An amateur archaeologist has made an amazing find on the Island of Lindisfarne, the monastic home of St Aidan, the patron of our Manchester community.  The grave marker dates from the very earliest time when St Aidan founded his monastery, perhaps as early as 635BC.  This now gives us definitive proof of the location of […]

Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch, Balamand, 27 June 2016

Concerning the Meeting in Crete … http://antiochpatriarchate.org/en/page/statement-of-the-secretariat-of-the-holy-synod-of-antioch-balamand-27-june-2016/1448/

Statement of the Metropolitan Concerning the Council in Crete

A Statement by His Eminence, Metropolitan Silouan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland concerning the Council in Crete (23rd June 2016): Source: http://www.romfea.gr/epikairotita-xronika/9017-apantisi-stous-ekprosopous-tupou-tis-sunantisis-orthodojon-ekklision-stin-kriti The representatives of the Council of Churches in Crete insist on twisting the facts relating to the position of the Patriarchate of Antioch regarding this Council. Following […]


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