Demetri (Khoury) of Jableh

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'''His Grace Demetri (Matta Khoury), Titular Bishop of Jableh''', was an auxiliary [[bishop]] in the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] from 1995 to approx. 2003.
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His Grace '''Demetri (Matta Khoury)''', Titular Bishop of Jableh, was an [[auxiliary bishop]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] from 1995 to 2003.
  
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Born: Taybeh-Ramallah, West Bank Region [[September 20]], 1948, to the V.Rev. Ibrahim and Hanneh Khoury.  
 
Born: Taybeh-Ramallah, West Bank Region [[September 20]], 1948, to the V.Rev. Ibrahim and Hanneh Khoury.  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
*Our Lady of Balamand Monastery, Koura, Lebanon  
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*[[Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand|Our Lady of Balamand Monastery]], Koura, Lebanon  
*St. John of Damascus Orthodox Theological Academy (Balamand) Koura, Lebanon  
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*[[St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon)|St. John of Damascus Orthodox Theological Academy (Balamand)]] Koura, Lebanon  
*Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1974 -- B.A. in Philosophy and Religion)  
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*[[Hellenic College (Brookline, Massachusetts) |Hellenic College, Brookline]], MA (1974 -- B.A. in Philosophy and Religion)  
*Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA (1978 -- M.Div.)  
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*[[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]], Brookline, MA (1978 -- M.Div.)  
 
==Ecclesiastical Positions==
 
==Ecclesiastical Positions==
*Deacon, September 6, 1975  
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*[[Deacon]], [[September 6]], 1975  
*Priest, September 7, 1975  
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*[[Priest]], [[September 7]], 1975  
*Archimandrite, 1981 by Metropolitan Philip  
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*[[Archimandrite]], 1981 by Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]]
*Bishop, March 12, 1995, by Patriarch Ignatius IV, in St. Mary Cathedral (Mother Cathedral of the Antiochian Patriarchate), Damascus, Syria  
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*[[Bishop]], [[March 12]], 1995, by Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]], in St. Mary Cathedral (Mother Cathedral of the Antiochian Patriarchate), Damascus, Syria  
 
*Pastor, St. George Church, Boston, MA  
 
*Pastor, St. George Church, Boston, MA  
 
*Pastor, St. Mary Church, Cambridge, MA  
 
*Pastor, St. Mary Church, Cambridge, MA  
 
*St. George Church, Allentown, PA  
 
*St. George Church, Allentown, PA  
 
*Dean, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY  
 
*Dean, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY  
*Dean, St. George Cathedral, Coral Gable, FL  
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*Dean, St. George Cathedral, Coral Gables, FL  
*Bishop of Jableh (Syria); Auxiliary Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (March, 12th  1995- ); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Toledo, OH, Chancery.  
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*Bishop of Jableh (Syria); Auxiliary Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (1995-2003); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Toledo, OH, Chancery.
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*Suspended from service as a bishop pending an investigation following his arrest for criminal sexual misconduct and disorderly drunkenness in July 2003.[http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_21_-_2003_0711_Toledo_Blade_-_Bp_DEMETRI_arrested.pdf][http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_22_-_2003_0714_statement_re_Bp_DEMETRI_fr_Arch.pdf]
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*Retired from service following his February 25, 2004 guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted fourth degree criminal sexual misconduct (a felony).[http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_23_-_2004_0418_Bp_DEMETRI_sentenced.pdf][http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=40249][http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/TimelineWithExhibitsFinal.pdf]
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*Restored as [[vicar]] of the Iglesia Católica Apostólica Ortodoxa De Antioquia México-Venezuela-Centroamérica-El Caribe in the Exarcado De El Caribe in December 2008.[http://www.iglesiaortodoxa.org.mx/01-espaniol/08-noticias/05-noticias2008/diciembre4-visita_arzobispo_dimitri.htm]
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==Writings==
 
==Writings==
*The Divine and Holy Gospel Book (Translation into English)
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*The Divine [[Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts]]
*Liturgical Guide for Priests, Chanters, and Choirs (Edited annually)
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*The Divine and Holy [[Gospel]] Book
*Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Transtion into English)
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*The Liturgical Guide for Priests, Chanters, and Choirs
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*The Great Euchologion (translated from Arabic and Greek texts of the Typicon)
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*The Service Book of the Bishop (in English)
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*The Book of the [[Typikon|Typicon]] (Translated from Arabic into English)
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*Handbook of the Faithful
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*A Cloud of Witnesses - [[Saint]]s and [[Martyr]]s from the Holy Land
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*The Book of the Prophetologion (contains the [[Old Testament]] Lectionary readings appointed at [[Vespers]] and at other services during the Liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox Church)  
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
*Gillquist, Peter E., "The Elevation of Demetri (Khoury) to the Holy Episcopacy" WORD MAGAZINE 39.5 (May 1995), 4-8.
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*[[Peter Gillquist|Gillquist, Peter E.]], "The Elevation of Demetri (Khoury) to the Holy Episcopacy" WORD MAGAZINE 39.5 (May 1995), 4-8.
  
 
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His Grace Demetri (Matta Khoury), Titular Bishop of Jableh, was an auxiliary bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America from 1995 to 2003.

Born: Taybeh-Ramallah, West Bank Region September 20, 1948, to the V.Rev. Ibrahim and Hanneh Khoury.

Contents

Education

Ecclesiastical Positions

  • Deacon, September 6, 1975
  • Priest, September 7, 1975
  • Archimandrite, 1981 by Metropolitan Philip
  • Bishop, March 12, 1995, by Patriarch Ignatius IV, in St. Mary Cathedral (Mother Cathedral of the Antiochian Patriarchate), Damascus, Syria
  • Pastor, St. George Church, Boston, MA
  • Pastor, St. Mary Church, Cambridge, MA
  • St. George Church, Allentown, PA
  • Dean, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dean, St. George Cathedral, Coral Gables, FL
  • Bishop of Jableh (Syria); Auxiliary Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (1995-2003); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Toledo, OH, Chancery.
  • Suspended from service as a bishop pending an investigation following his arrest for criminal sexual misconduct and disorderly drunkenness in July 2003.[1][2]
  • Retired from service following his February 25, 2004 guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted fourth degree criminal sexual misconduct (a felony).[3][4][5]
  • Restored as vicar of the Iglesia Católica Apostólica Ortodoxa De Antioquia México-Venezuela-Centroamérica-El Caribe in the Exarcado De El Caribe in December 2008.[6]

Writings

  • The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • The Divine and Holy Gospel Book
  • The Liturgical Guide for Priests, Chanters, and Choirs
  • The Great Euchologion (translated from Arabic and Greek texts of the Typicon)
  • The Service Book of the Bishop (in English)
  • The Book of the Typicon (Translated from Arabic into English)
  • Handbook of the Faithful
  • A Cloud of Witnesses - Saints and Martyrs from the Holy Land
  • The Book of the Prophetologion (contains the Old Testament Lectionary readings appointed at Vespers and at other services during the Liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox Church)

Bibliography

  • Gillquist, Peter E., "The Elevation of Demetri (Khoury) to the Holy Episcopacy" WORD MAGAZINE 39.5 (May 1995), 4-8.
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