Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Europe

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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 last [[primate]] was His Eminence Gabriel (Saliby), [[Metropolitan]] of Western and Central Europe (+ 21 October 2007).
 
 
{{diocese|
 
{{diocese|
 
name=Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe|
 
name=Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe|
 
jurisdiction=[[Church of Antioch|Antioch]]|
 
jurisdiction=[[Church of Antioch|Antioch]]|
 
type=Archdiocese|
 
type=Archdiocese|
founded=''unknown''|
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founded=2000|
bishop=vacant|
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bishop=[[John (Yazigi) of Western Europe|Metr. John (Yazigi)]]|
 
see=Paris|
 
see=Paris|
 
hq=Paris, France|
 
hq=Paris, France|
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calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
population=''unknown''|
 
population=''unknown''|
website=''unknown''
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website=[http://www.antiocheurope.org antiocheurope.org]
 
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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 [[John (Yazigi) of Western Europe|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 [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|His Beatitude Ignatius IV]], [[Patriarch]] of [[Antioch]].
  
== History ==
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==History==
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The first bishop of the Patriarchate of Antioch in Western Europe came in 1982.  He was His Grace Gabriel (Saliby)<ref>[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/antioch/current/bios/bio_gabriel_saliby_metr_western_europe.htm Metropolitan Gabriel (Saliby) of Western Europe]</ref>, 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.
  
== Organization ==
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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."
  
* Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland
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==Organization==
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*[[Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland|Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland]]
  
== The Episcopacy ==
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==Bishops==
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Reverse chronological order
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*His Eminence [[John (Yazigi) of Western Europe|Metropolitan John (Yazigi)]], elected [[June 17]], 2008, enthroned [[September 21]], 2008
  
== External links ==
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*His Eminence [[Gabriel (Saliby) of Western Europe|Metropolitan Gabriel (Saliby)]], Autumn 2000 until his death on [[October 21]] 2007 ''(Served since 1982 as Vicar Bishop in Western and Central Europe before creation of Archdiocese)''
  
* [http://www.antiochian-orthodox.co.uk/index.html Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland]
 
*[http://www.rum-orthodox.de/ Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in Germany]
 
  
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==References==
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==External links==
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*[http://www.antiocheurope.org/ Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe website]
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*[http://www.antiochian-orthodox.co.uk/index.html Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland]
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*[http://www.rum-orthodox.de/ Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in Germany] (German)
 
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[[es:Arquidiócesis Ortodoxa Antioqueña de Europa central y occidental]]
 
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[[fr:Métropole orthodoxe antiochienne d'Europe occidentale et centrale]]

Revision as of 17:19, December 24, 2010

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


References

  1. Metropolitan Gabriel (Saliby) of Western Europe

External links

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