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Ireland at the Crossroads

The Irish Republic is at the crossroads.  On 25th May it will vote in a referendum whether or not to repeal an article in its constitution that protects the life of the unborn.  The Orthodox Church stands resolutely opposed to abortion in conjunction with most (but sadly not all) other Christian groups.  In this ARTICLE […]

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5th Anniversary of Abduction – We Continue to Pray

On Saturday 21st April it will be 5 years since the tragic abduction by terrorists of their Emminences Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John, both of Aleppo in Syria. The Church never ceases to pray for these honourable and courageous men who were on a peace mission when their car was attacked. We pray for forgiveness […]

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Published below is the text of the peacemaking appeal, which was agreed upon during a telephone conversation between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on April 14, 2018. The text was signed by His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Patriarch John […]

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The Ordination of Michel Touma to the Diaconate

The servant of God Michel was ordained by Sayedna Silouan to the diaconate at the Cathedral of St George, London on the Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity, 2017. Deacon Michel has taught in the Sunday School at the Cathedral, he assists in the diocesan “Followers” program for your people and he has also helped in […]

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Sayedna’s Nativity Letter 2017

Sayedna Silouan gives his word, his greetings and blessings for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Nativity Letter 2017             Michel Touma to be Ordained Deacon On the feast Sayedna will ordain Michel Touma to the holy diaconate at the Cathedral of […]

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Memory Eternal, Fr Christopher!

On Tuesday 14th November at St. John’s, Osmotherley, the Funeral Service of Fr Christopher Neill took place.  Archimandrite Philip, Archpriest Gregory, Fr Samuel and Fr Jonathan concelebrated the service. Fr Gregory mentioned in his homily that His Eminence, Sayedna Silouan, our Metropolitan, could not be present for health reasons but that he conveyed his love […]

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Bishop Ignatius Samaan, the new Metropolitan of Mexico

From St. Elias Showaya Monastery, 04 October, 2017 The Holy Synod of Antioch, held in St. Elias Showaya Monastery, elected Bishop Ignatius Samaan as the new Metropolitan of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean. Source: AntiochPatriarchate.org

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Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie) elected as Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

From St. Elias Showaya Monastery, 04 October, 2017 The Antiochian Holy Synod, held in St. Elias Showaya monastery elected Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie) as Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Source: AntiochPatriarchate.org

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Electing Archimandrites John Batash and Theodore Ghandour as two patriarchal representative bishops

From St. Elias Showaya Monastery, 05 October 2017 The Holy Synod of Antioch, held in St. Elias Showaya Monastery, elected the two Archimandrites John Batash and Theodore Ghandour as representative bishops for His Beatitude John X. Source: AntiochPatriarchate.org

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His Grace, Bishop Antoun – Memory Eternal!

His Grace Bishop Antoun, auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of North America has fallen asleep in the Lord. His Grace was a dearly beloved, diligent pastor over many years and had only recently retired. A full obituary and memorial may be found on our North American Archdiocesan web site here. The Address of Met. Joseph […]

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