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Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America By the Mercy of the Almighty God John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East My brothers, shepherds of the Holy Church of Antioch My sons and daughters, wherever present in this Holy See, “Glorify, my soul, the king born in a cave.” The hymnologist addresses himself and the soul of each of us in this splendid season, the season of the Nativity of Christ. It is a call to every soul to contemplate the greatness of a Heavenly King who preferred the coldness of the cave to the lavish couches…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East warmly welcomed a delegation from the Antiochian Archdiocese at the Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology in Balamand, Lebanon from Nov. 9-10, 2022. His Beatitude gave the Archdiocese the blessing to begin the process of nominations for a new Metropolitan according to the Antiochian constitution and the Archdiocese’s constitution, under the supervision of His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios, Patriarchal Vicar for the Archdiocese. His Beatitude offered the delegates words of hope and encouragement for the future. He asked them to convey…

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 ​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: OCP Pan-Orthodox Media Network Lebanon: Patriarch John X of Antioch has urged unity with the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Primate of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church was speaking at the consecration ceremony of the Syriac Orthodox Archbishops in Lebanon (25/6/21). Patriarch said he was hopeful in evading obstacles to achieve unity with the Syriac Church. According to a report published by the official portal of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch John X in his speech stated that “I assure Your Holiness that your celebration is ours. When I heard the Homologia, except for the part about the ecumenical councils, I felt as if I am…

Source: OCP Media Network Damascus-Syria: His Holiness Irinej – Patriarch of Serbia met His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church and His Beatitude John X – Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch at the St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral on 2nd June 2019. The Hierarchs of the three ancient Churches called for deeper unity between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox family of Churches. During the meeting, Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II stated that “Faithful long for the day on which we partake in the same one Eucharistic chalice, after…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Confer Honorary Degree on Patriarch John X Greek Patriarch of Antioch and All the East The Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, will be visiting St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday, July 27, 2015, to receive an honorary doctoral degree conferred by the seminary Board of Trustees and Faculty Council. The degree will be awarded at a public academic convocation at 6:00 p.m. in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building, during which His Beatitude will also give a…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Today we commemorate our great father among the saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra, the patron of this holy Cathedral. How greatly loved he is throughout the Christian world! He is even honored in popular culture, a fact well known to you all. Let us focus for a moment on the Troparion for St. Nicholas: Thy works of justice did reveal Thee to Thy community as a canon of faith, the likeness of humility and the teacher of abstinence. O, Thou Father and great Bishop Nicholas. Wherefore by humility thou didst achieve…

Source: Orthodox Church in America BROOKLYN, NY [OCA] – The Primate of one of the oldest churches on earth will come to America to enthrone His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, as the head of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of North America at Saint Nicholas Cathedral here on Saturday, December 6, 2014. His Beatitude, Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, will come from Damascus, Syria to preside at the Service of Thanksgiving and Enthronement rites. His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate; His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West; His Grace, Bishop…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America On October 27, 2014, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, delivered the following speech on Mount Athos during extended travels in Greece. (Arabic original here.) “At night when human voices, movements and tumult are clothed in stillness, enlighten every movement of my soul with Yourself, O Jesus, Light of the Righteous. At the hour when you give rest to the weary, O my Lord, let our thoughts of you be intoxicated with the sweetest dream, O sweetness of the saints. At the time of going to sleep,…

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