Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Europe

From OrthodoxWiki
Revision as of 04:09, February 6, 2009 by ASDamick (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe
Jurisdiction Antioch
Diocese type Archdiocese
Founded 2000
Current bishop Metr. John (Yazigi)
See(s) Paris
Headquarters Paris, France
Territory Western and Central Europe
Liturgical language(s) Arabic, French, English, German
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Population estimate unknown
Official website antiocheurope.org

The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe, headquartered in Paris, France, is a diocese of the Church of Antioch in Western and Central Europe. Its bishop is His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe, elected June 17, 2008. He was enthroned on September 21, 2008, in St Stephen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Paris, by His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch.

Contents

History

The first bishop of the Patriarchate of Antioch in Western Europe came in 1982. He was His Grace Gabriel (Saliby)[1], titular bishop of Palmyra and Vicar Bishop of the Patriarch. Under his leadership, the Vicariate grew in Austria, Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland. In its Autumn meeting of 2000, the Holy Synod of Antioch elevated the Vicariate to the status of Archdiocese and Sayedna Gabriel to Metropolitan.

Following the death of Sayedna Gabriel in October 2007, the archdiocese remained widowed until the following year. In the June 2008 Holy Synod, meeting at Balamand Monastery, Lebannon, it was resolved "Elected Metropolitan of Western Europe on June 17th is His Eminence JOHN (Yazigi), 53, former Titular Bishop of al-Hosn."

Organization

Bishops

Reverse chronological order

Contacts

Postal

Association des grec-orthodoxes d'Antioche à Paris (AGOAP)
22 avenue Kléber
75116 Paris
France

Telephone & Fax

+33 1 45 00 27 49

Internet

www.antiocheurope.org

info@antiocheurope.org

References

  1. Metropolitan Gabriel (Saliby) of Western Europe

External links


This article or section is incomplete. It is more than a stub, but does not yet include a sufficient summary of the subject matter. You can help OrthodoxWiki by expanding it.
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox
In other languages