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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

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

Acts 11:26

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The Metropolitan


Born: 21/08/1970 Lataquieh

Studies:   1989-1994: Mechanical Engineering Degree: Tishreen University, Lataquieh
1995-2000: Degree in Theology, St. John of Damascus Institute, Balamand, Lebanon
2000-2005: Master’s Degree in Theology, St. John of Damascus Institute, the University of Balamand, Lebanon
2005-2010: Doctorate in theology, ethics and homiletics, the University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005-2010)



Church Work:

– Archimandrite, priest, pastor and preacher in the parish of Lataquieh since 2000.
– Chaplain to Metropolitan John Mansour (2010-2015).
– Work in the Orthodox youth movement since his youth — appointed President of the Lataquieh Centre for the Orthodox Youth Movement (2001-2003).
– Appointed by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East abbot of the Patriarchal Monastery of St. George Al Humaira.
– The owner and developer of the website “Orthodox Lighthouse” since 2006 http://www.almanarah.net/wp

Our bishop, his Eminence (soon to be) Metropolitan Silouan was ordained …. etc …

This is a very happy time for us in this newly created Archdiocese as we await for the arrival of our bishop. He will be enthroned in our Cathedral of St George, Redhill Street, London at 4:30 pm on Saturday, 27 February. He will then preside at the Hierarchical Liturgy on the following day. Metropolitan Silouan, is taking up residence in London in mid-February. Before then we have much to do to get everything ready for his arrival, God being our helper. The prospect of working with our bishop as his spiritual children, members together of the body of Christ fills me with joy! We have waited a long time for this day in faith and God has not disappointed us. Sayedna, we yearn for you to be with us. Please keep us in your prayers as we indeed pray for you.