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Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Letter in PDF Prot. no.: PV001/2022 Zahle, October 27, 2022 Your Graces the Most Reverend Bishops, Reverend Clergy, Esteemed Members of the Board of Trustees, And Beloved Faithful in Christ, of The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: “Christ is with us and amongst us” “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” I greet you in the name of our Lord, to Whom I give thanks for everything and especially for the mission that…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America October 20, 2022 Beloved in Christ, “Christ is in our midst!” “He is and always will be!” By God’s mercy, the Holy Synod of Antioch at their regular meeting which concluded on October 17, 2022, agreed to accept my retirement from the position as Metropolitan of All North America. I now greet you publicly for the last time. Recognizing that this is not a spiritual retirement, we continue to train spiritually throughout our lives for God’s pleasure comforted in the knowledge that He never wastes His creation. The period from August 13th to…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America ​​His Grace Bishop John, chairman of the Temporary Operating Committee for the Oversight of the Archdiocesan Office, along with the committee members, writes: Brother Bishops, Reverend Clergy, and esteemed Members of the Archdiocese Board of Trustees, We greet you in the name of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Today, His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch informed us that he and the Holy Synod of Antioch have accepted and ratified the retirement request of His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, who is now retired with the title “Former Metropolitan.” At the same meeting of the…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America View PDF September 27, 2022 Brother Bishops, reverend Clergy, and beloved Faithful of our God-protected Archdiocese, Glory be to Jesus Christ! I thank God for all things. As you are aware, we received a letter on Friday, September 23, from His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X appointing a Temporary Operating Committee for the Oversight of the Archdiocesan Office. Serving with me on this committee are Mr. Fawaz El Khoury (Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees), Mr. Salim Abboud (Chief Financial Officer), the Reverend Archdeacon Emile Sayegh (Chancellor), and the Very Reverend Archpriest Thomas…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America ​Statement in English البيان باللغة العربية No: 90/2022 To our Beloved in the Lord, The Hierarchs, Priests, Deacons, Members of the Board of Trustees, and Spiritual Children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, I greet you in Christ, lifting up my prayers for your protection. Further to my previous letters to you at this critical period in the life of the Archdiocese, I would like through the present letter to inform you of the following: First, we have received from His Eminence, the Most Reverend JOSEPH Zehlaoui, Metropolitan of…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Statement in English البيان باللغة العربية To our beloved in the Lord, the hierarchs, priests, deacons, and spiritual children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, During this difficult time that the Holy Archdiocese is facing, following the accusation that was put against the Metropolitan and the consequential turmoil, I feel it is my paternal duty to remain close to you as I mentioned in my previous letter. In the present letter, I wish to share with you some guidance that is based on the principles of the Church…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America August 29, 2022 No: 85/2022 To our beloved in the Lord,   The hierarchs, priests, deacons, and spiritual children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America,   “Peace be to all!” I begin this letter with this greeting of peace, a greeting that we proclaim in every Divine Service. My desire is to express to you that we, in your Mother Church, where “the disciples were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26), are united with you always and in all circumstances, in the peace of Christ. This peace crosses all distances to reach you…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America DOWNLOAD His Eminence’s Greeting​ Great and Holy Pascha 2020 Before the symbolical ark, David, God’s forefather, did leap and dance. Let us, therefore, the holy people, seeing the fulfillment of these symbols, rejoice with divine rejoicing; for Christ the Almighty is risen. ​ Fourth Ode of the Paschal Canon Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! ​ Beloved in Christ, During this bright feast of Holy Pascha, let us not be cast down with thoughts of what we lack but filled with divine rejoicing at all that Christ the Almighty has bestowed on…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Englewood NJ – His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, is pleased to announce the visit of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, to the United States on October 21–31, 2017. (Read more about His Beatitude’s historic visit to New York on October 29, 2017.) The purpose of the visit is to meet with the leadership of the United Nations as well as members of the current administration of the United States to: 1) promote a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, 2) highlight…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Can it be that the First-Vice Chair of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, Metropolitan Joseph, may not attend the 6th Meeting that will take place in Chicago from September 15-17?  As of September 10,  he has not responded to the invitation to attend.  He has received special calls to obtain his response.  He is also chairman of an important committee on Pastoral Practices. Why is he not going?  He did not attend the meeting in mid-June at the Phanar in Istanbul with the other heads of committees who met…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America The Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph to the General Assembly of the 52nd Archdiocesan Convention July 24, 2015, Boston, Massacusetts Listen to His Eminence’s address on Ancient Faith Radio Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Where is ANTIOCHIAN participation in the Assembly of Bishops in the USA and in Europe? Where is the participation of the Laity of the Antiochian Archdiocese on the matter of Unity?  Why have the many years of leadership – promoting Unity, the  legacy  Metropolitan Philip, been reversed by Metropolitan Joseph? Why do the problems of the Patriarchates in Europe and other regions have ripple effects on the work of the Assembly of Bishops in charge of the spiritual lives of the faithful in the United States? Controversy between Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem caused a directive to…

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