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|Metropolitan of Glastonbury|
Abba Seraphim El-Suriani
|Church||Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria|
|Birth name||William Henry Hugo Newman-Norton|
27 Feb. 1948|
Abba Seraphim El-Suriani (Born William Henry Hugo Newman-Norton on 27 Feb. 1948 in London, England) is the Metropolitan of Glastonbury and Head of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. In this capacity he is a member of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
St Luke’s College, Exeter; Avery Hill College of Education, London; Teacher’s Certificate, University of London.
Posts HeldMetropolitan Seraphim was ordained as a Deacon of the British Orthodox Church in 1967, and then as a priest in 1971. During this time he was Diocesan Secretary between 1968 and 1977. He served as an Assistant Priest in Blackheath, London between 1972 and 1977.
He was consecrated as a Metropolitan of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate.
In 1994 he became a Monk of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary (El-Surian), Wadi El Natrun, Egypt, hence the name Abba Seraphim El-Suriani. and on 19 June 1994 became a Metropolitan by Pope Shenouda III.
Metropolitan Seraphim has many theological, biographical and historical articles in numerous religious and scholarly journals.He ws also Editor: The Orthodox Catholic Review, between 1967 and 1968 and Glastonbury Review (previously Glastonbury Bulletin) since 1971. In addition to that he published:
- Even Good Men, 1971
- Julius, Bishop of Iona, 1971
- Our Christian Brethren, 1974
- The Time of Silence, 1974
- The Hamburg Schism, 1974
- Fitly Framed Together, 1976
- Apostolic and Conciliar Witness (w. Dr. J. E. Pinnington), 1978
- Root and Branch, 1992
- Evangelism & Youth, 1995
- A Victorian Family (2005)
- The Terrible Tale of Ex-Monk Widdows (2006)
- Flesh of Our Brethren (2006)
- Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches (Vice-President)
- Council of Society of Saint John Chrysostom
- Society of Genealogists
- Heraldry Society
- Kent Family History Society
- Kent Archaeological Society
- Lewisham Local History Society
- List of Patriarchs of Alexandria – prior to Chalcedon
- List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria - after Chalcedon
- Patriarch of Alexandria
- Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria
- The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
- Oriental Orthodoxy
- Eastern Orthodoxy
- Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria
- British Orthodox Church