His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph elected Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese
His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of the Northeast
American Diocese, sent a letter of fraternal greetings and
congratulations, to His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, the newly
elected Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
of North America.
On behalf of the Northeast American Diocese, and the Malankara
Orthodox Syrian Church as a whole, His Grace offered prayers, love,
and support,to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.
The Antiochian Archdiocese was led for over forty years by His
Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba, prior to his falling asleep in
Christ on March 19, 2014. After his repose, His Beatitude John X
appointed Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina as
the Patriarchal Vicar, and The Most Rev. Archbishop Joseph of the
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West as the Locum Tenens of the
Archdiocese. Both served until the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in
Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014, elected Archbishop Joseph
to be Metropolitan of all North America.
The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North
America, belongs to the Holy See of Antioch (Eastern Orthodox Church).
The Archdiocese includes nine dioceses spanning the North American
continent, overseen by eight bishops in addition to Metropolitan
Joseph. Each of the bishops work with the Metropolitan to guide and
grow over 275 cathedrals, churches, and missions throughout the United
States and Canada.
May the Lord God preserve the newly elected Metropoitan Joseph, and
give him strength and wisdom in the ministry entrusted to him.
Click here to read more His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph.
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