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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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God save the Queen! A Message from the Metropolitan

Beloved in Christ, Today we celebrate with great joy the birthday of our beloved Queen and offer heartfelt thanks to God for Her long reign and life of selfless duty, service and Christian faith. We are greatly blessed to have faithful monarchs whose wisdom and guidance are an example to us all. I ask all […]

Palm Sunday (24th April)

People had gathered in Jerusalem for the Passover and were looking for Jesus, both because of His great works and teaching and because they had heard of the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus. When they heard that Christ was entering the city, they went out to meet Him with palm branches, laying their garments […]

Passion (Holy) Week and Pascha (Easter) in the Orthodox Church

The Services of Holy Week and Easter are many and a rich source of salvation in our lives through the power and operation of the Holy Spirit.  Through them we become more closely conformed to Christ through whom we receive the death destroying life of Pascha from the Father.  Here follows a very short guide […]

From Metropolitan Saba

The Address of His Eminence, Metropolitan Saba to our Bishop upon his Ordination To My Brother in the Episcopate When the Patriarch of Antioch placed his right hand upon your head and lifted up the Holy Gospel, brought by the hands of your brother bishops, he called down up you the Spirit of God to […]

Enthronement Service and Reception

  This will take place at our Cathedral of St. George, 1a Redhill Street, London NW1 4BG on Saturday 27th February 2016 at 4.30 pm followed by a Reception. All are welcome to the Enthronement and the Reception afterwards.  Metropolitan Silouan will serve the Hierarchical Liturgy at the Cathedral the next day.  Light refreshments will […]

Next Pilgrimage …

The Annual Holywell Pilgrimage for St. Winefride Every year, God willing, there is an Orthodox pilgrimage to the well and shrine of St. Winefride (Winifred) in Holywell, North Wales.  St. Winefride was a 7th century western Orthodox saint.  Miraculously, this shrine has survived the ravages of centuries, including the iconoclasm of the Reformation. The ancient Saxon […]

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