Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Santiago and All Chile

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== '''Orthodox Archdiocese of Santiago and All Chile''' ==
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The '''Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Santiago and All Chile''' is a [[Metropolia]] of The [[Church of Antioch|Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch]] with [[jurisdiction]] over all the Republic of Chile. Its ruling hierarch is [[Metropolitan]] [[Archbishop]] [[Sergios (Abad) of Santiago|Sergios (Abad)]].
  
The Orthodox Archdiocese of Santiago is a Metropolia of The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch with jurisdiction over all the Republic of Chile. Its Current head is the Metropolitan Archbishop Sergios Abad.  
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==History==
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The migration of Christian Arabs from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to different parts of the Americas during the late nineteenth Century and early twentieth century brought the Orthodox Faith to Chile.  
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[[Image:Mons bio.jpg|right|thumb|200px|His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sergios (Abad) of Santiago]]
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In 1910, the first Orthodox Presbyteros arrives to Chile from Syria. On [[October 24]], 1917,  St. George Cathedral in Santiago was inaugurated as the first Orthodox temple in Chile.
  
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In 1978, His Beatitude Elias IV, Patriarch of Antioch visits Chile with a delegation of [[bishop]]s.
  
'''Brief History'''
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In 1984, Chile receives the visit of His Beatitude [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]], Patriarch of Antioch and a delegation of Orthodox bishops.
  
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In 1996, after being a Patriarchal Vicariate since 1951, the Orthodox Church in Chile was raised to the level of a Metropolia. His Most Reverend Eminence Sergios (Abad) was elected its first Metropolitan Archbishop.
The Great Migration of Christian Arabs from Lebanon, Palestine and Siria to different parts of the Americas during the late XIXth Cetury and early XXth Century, brought the Orthodox Faith to Chile.  
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In 1910 the first Orthodox Presbyteros arrives to Chile from Siria.
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==Current situation==
The 24th of October of 1917, the Saint George Cathedral is innagurated, being the first Orthodox temple in Chilean territory.
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The Archdiocese now has six [[parish]]es, and served by seven [[priest]]s, four of whom have a degree in Theology. Services are conducted in Spanish, since most of the people that attend the church are Chilean citizens despite their Arab ancestry. There is also an increasing number of non-Arab Chileans who are joining Orthodoxy.
  
In 1978, His Beatitude Elias IV, Patriarch of Antioch visits Chile with a delegation of Bishops.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.chileortodoxo.cl Official Site of the Archdiocese (Spanish)]
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*[http://www.iglesiaortodoxa.cl Most Holy Mother of God Parrish (Spanish)]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOGPNNeEKHw&feature=related  Video in Spanish]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvt1U3dsJr0&feature=related  Video in Spanish]
  
In 1984, Chile receives the visit of His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch and a delegation of Orthodox bishops.
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[[Category: Antiochian Dioceses|Chile]]
 
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[[Category: Dioceses|Chile]]
In 1996, after being a Patriachal Vicary since 1951, the Orthodox Church in Chile was raised to the level of Metropolia, being elected His Most Reverend Emminence Sergios Abad as its  first Metropolitan Archbishop.
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'''Current Situation'''
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The Archdiocese has 6 parrishes today, and counts on 7 priests, four of them having a degree in Theology. Services are conducted in Spanish, since most of the people that attend the church are practically Chilean despite their Arab ancestry. There is also an increasing number of non-Arab Chileans that are joining Orthodoxy.
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'''External Links'''
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[http://www.chileortodoxo.cl Official Site of the Archdiocese (Spanish)]
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[http://www.iglesiaortodoxa.cl Most Holy Mother of God Parrish (Spanish)]
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Latest revision as of 17:22, April 1, 2011

The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Santiago and All Chile is a Metropolia of The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch with jurisdiction over all the Republic of Chile. Its ruling hierarch is Metropolitan Archbishop Sergios (Abad).

History

The migration of Christian Arabs from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to different parts of the Americas during the late nineteenth Century and early twentieth century brought the Orthodox Faith to Chile.

His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sergios (Abad) of Santiago

In 1910, the first Orthodox Presbyteros arrives to Chile from Syria. On October 24, 1917, St. George Cathedral in Santiago was inaugurated as the first Orthodox temple in Chile.

In 1978, His Beatitude Elias IV, Patriarch of Antioch visits Chile with a delegation of bishops.

In 1984, Chile receives the visit of His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch and a delegation of Orthodox bishops.

In 1996, after being a Patriarchal Vicariate since 1951, the Orthodox Church in Chile was raised to the level of a Metropolia. His Most Reverend Eminence Sergios (Abad) was elected its first Metropolitan Archbishop.

Current situation

The Archdiocese now has six parishes, and served by seven priests, four of whom have a degree in Theology. Services are conducted in Spanish, since most of the people that attend the church are Chilean citizens despite their Arab ancestry. There is also an increasing number of non-Arab Chileans who are joining Orthodoxy.

External links

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