Elias (Youssef) of Aleppo and Iskenderun

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His Eminence, Metropolitan '''Elias (Youssef) of Aleppo and Iskenderun''' led the [[Diocese]] of Aleppo of the [[Church of Antioch]] during the last three decades of the twentieth century.  
 
His Eminence, Metropolitan '''Elias (Youssef) of Aleppo and Iskenderun''' led the [[Diocese]] of Aleppo of the [[Church of Antioch]] during the last three decades of the twentieth century.  
He was born in Tartous, Syria on [[August 1]], 1931. He began his theological education at the theological school at [[Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand|Balamand Monastery]] and continued it at the Universities of Athens and Thessalonica in Greece. He was elected to the [[see]] of Aleppo in 1971 and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[metropolitan]] by Patriarch Elias (Muawad) IV and Metropolitans Ignatius of Lattakia, Athansios of Hama, Constantine of Bagdad, and Alexis of Homs.
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He was born in Tartous, Syria on [[August 1]], 1931. He began his theological education at the theological school at [[Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand|Balamand Monastery]] and continued it at the Universities of Athens and [[Thessalonica]] in Greece. He was elected to the [[see]] of Aleppo in 1971 and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[metropolitan]] by Patriarch Elias (Muawad) IV and Metropolitans Ignatius of Lattakia, Athansios of Hama, Constantine of Bagdad, and Alexis of Homs.
  
 
Metropolitan Elias reposed on [[August 6]], 2000 on the afternoon of the feast of the Holy [[Transfiguration]], and was buried in Aleppo after a funeral service led by Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]].
 
Metropolitan Elias reposed on [[August 6]], 2000 on the afternoon of the feast of the Holy [[Transfiguration]], and was buried in Aleppo after a funeral service led by Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]].
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His Eminence, Metropolitan Elias (Youssef) of Aleppo and Iskenderun led the Diocese of Aleppo of the Church of Antioch during the last three decades of the twentieth century. He was born in Tartous, Syria on August 1, 1931. He began his theological education at the theological school at Balamand Monastery and continued it at the Universities of Athens and Thessalonica in Greece. He was elected to the see of Aleppo in 1971 and was consecrated metropolitan by Patriarch Elias (Muawad) IV and Metropolitans Ignatius of Lattakia, Athansios of Hama, Constantine of Bagdad, and Alexis of Homs.

Metropolitan Elias reposed on August 6, 2000 on the afternoon of the feast of the Holy Transfiguration, and was buried in Aleppo after a funeral service led by Patriarch Ignatius IV.

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Elias (Youssef) of Aleppo and Iskenderun
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Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskandaron
1971-2000
Succeeded by:
Paul (Yazigi)
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