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Acts 11:26

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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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Pilgrimage for Bertram, Ilam, Saturday 5th August 2017

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Archdiocesan Conference 2017

The Annual Archdiocesan Conference met from 29th to 31st May (2017) in the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick in Derbyshire.  This year saw the highest attendance ever and the topic “Ordering the Church’s Worship” was of great benefit to us all.  We were greatly blessed by the presence of our Metropolitan.  Many old friendships were renewed […]

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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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