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

Acts 11:26

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The Metropolitan Visits St Dunstan, Poole

On 7th May, His Eminence, Metropolitan Silouan visited the parish of St Dunstan, Poole.  This is a community which has seen considerable growth over recent years and the Romanesque building which is its temple is very fitting for Orthodox worship.

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The Servant of God, Metropolitan Elia (Saliba), Memory Eternal!

  With sadness, and with hope in the Resurrection, His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan conveys the news from the Patriarchate of Antioch of the falling asleep in the Lord of His Eminence Metropolitan Elia (Saliba) of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Hama (or Afamia) in central Syria, which he faithfully shepherded since 1984. Metropolitan Elia reposed on […]

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The Metropolitan’s St Patrick’s Day Message

  Holy and Righteous St Patrick bless you all and pray to God for us! I am filled with joy to share in your happiness on this holy day for all Ireland. Our beloved faith and our One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church came to these Islands through these remarkable monks and Saints in the […]

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The Metropolitan Visits St Aidan of Lindisfarne, Manchester

The Metropolitan visited the parish of St Aidan of Lindisfarne over the weekend of 11th / 12th March 2017.  On Saturday evening after Great Vespers the bishop met with nearly 40 parishioners to give a talk on fasting and to answer the questions of the faithful.  On the Lord’s Day, the second Sunday of Great […]

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The Metropolitan Visits the Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross, Morecambe with Lancaster

On Sunday 26th February, Sayedna Silouan visited the parish of the Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross, Morecambe with Lancaster.   A photoalbum of his visit may be found here.

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Cheesefare Saturday 2017: Clergy Chapter Meeting with the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan and the Clergy Chapter held their first annual Cheesefare Saturday meeting at the Cathedral of St George, London on 25th February 2017.  5 clergy could not be present through illness of other unavoidable reasons.  One priest is taking advantage of his slighter stature and cannot be seen here, but was present.  We will […]

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The Metropolitan’s Diary

MAY Saturday 20th May: Clacton Sunday 21st May: St George’s Cathedral London Saturday 27th May: Youth Conference, Saffron Walden Sunday 28th May: St George’s Cathedral London Monday 29th May to Wednesday 31st May: Archdiocesan Conference, Swanwick  

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The Metropolitan Visits St Columba and St Kentigern, Doncaster

Sayedna Silouan visited the parish of St Columba and St Kentigern, Doncaster on Sunday 12th February 2017. A photoalbum of his visit may be found here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Ward.  His website may be found here.

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Metropolitan Silouan ordains Father Deacon Alban to the Priesthood

Hi Eminence ordained Fr Deacon Alban (to the bishop’s right opposite) to the priesthood in the church of St Aethelheard, Louth on Sunday 27th November 2016.  This was Sayedna’s second ordination in the Archdiocese. An album of photographs may be found here.

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The Metropolitan attends the Patronal Festival of St Michael’s Audley and Dresden

On 8th November the Metropolitan presided at a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St Michael and All Angels in Dresden (near Stoke).  The Liturgy was followed by an Agape and Reception.

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