George (Khodr) of Mount Lebanon

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His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] '''George (Khodr) of Byblos and Botrys (Mount Lebanon)''' is the current [[hierarch]] of the Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon which is under the jurisdiction of the [[Church of Antioch]].
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[[Image:Georges_khodr.jpg|thumb|right|Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Mount Lebanon]]  
  
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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''George (Khodr) of the Byblos and Botris (Mount Lebanon)''' is the [[metropolitan]] of the [[archdiocese]] of Byblos and Botris (Mount Lebanon) of the [[Church of Antioch]]. He was one of those who inspired the renewal of Orthodox Church in Lebanon and Syria during the latter half of the twentieth century.
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
He was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, on [[July 6]], 1923. He was consecrated on [[February 15]], 1970.
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George Khodr was born in Tripoli, Lebanon on [[July 6]], 1923. He grew up in the Christian neighborhood of Harat El Nasarah in Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli. He attended St. Joseph University, a Jesuit institution, in Beirut, studying law in preparation of entering a diplomatic career. He graduated in 1944 with a license in law.  
  
One major event in his life was the death of his only brother, Antoine, on June 22, 1976.
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On [[March 16]], 1942, George Khodr joined with fifteen students from the faculties of Law and Medicine in founding the Orthodox Youth Movement (known as MJO - ''mouvement de la jeunesse orthodoxe''). This renewal movement became visible in a number of venues: the rebirth of [[monasticism]], foundation of Bible study groups, witnessing among the working people, invigorating [[parish]] life, opening Christian hostels, and other religious and social activities.
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He participated in a non-violent demonstration on [[November 11]], 1943, against the French colonial government that was attempting to stifle the quest of the Lebanese people for independence. This demonstration ended in the government personnel firing upon the unarmed demonstrators, killing eleven.
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In the early 1950s, George studied at the [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute]] in Paris, graduating with a diploma in 1952, and then returned to Lebanon. On [[December 19]], 1954 he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[priest]] and was assigned to the parish of the Port of Tripoli in 1955. During these year Fr. George was active as a theologian, pastor, and spiritual father. His reputation traveled beyond his [[diocese]] and established him as a theologian of note. In 1968, he was honored with doctorate ''honoris causa'' from the [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary]] in New York and in 1988 from the Faculty of Protestant Theology of Paris.
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Fr. George remained at the Port of Tripoli parish until he was elected to the episcopate on [[February 15]], 1970. In addition to his duties within his diocese, Metr. George has been involved deeply in the education field, working as a professor of Arab Culture in the Lebanese University and of pastoral theology in [[St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon)|St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology]] of the University of Balamand. Metr. George has been active in the ecumenical movement and in dialogue with Islam, as well as representing the Church of Antioch in pan-Orthodox and ecumenical meetings.
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Metr. George has been a prolific writer with many articles, sermons, and books to his credit.
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==Source==
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*[http://www.ortmtlb.org.lb/aplet4/metropolitan.htm Metropolitan George (Khodr)]
  
 
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*[http://www.ortmtlb.org.lb/aplet4/metropolitan.htm Biography of Metropolitan George]
 
*[http://www.ortmtlb.org.lb/aplet4/metropolitan.htm Biography of Metropolitan George]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/antioch/current.htm#george_khodr_metr_lebanon His Eminence George, Metropolitan of Byblos and Batroun (Mount Lebanon)] with links to articles and biography
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/antioch/current.htm#george_khodr_metr_lebanon His Eminence George, Metropolitan of Byblos and Batroun (Mount Lebanon)] with links to articles and biography
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* [http://fatherbassit.net/books/christ/man_god.pdf ''The Orthodox Vision of God and Man'' - book by H.E. Metropolitan George Khodr (Arabic - PDF)]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:02, February 27, 2012

Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Mount Lebanon

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan George (Khodr) of the Byblos and Botris (Mount Lebanon) is the metropolitan of the archdiocese of Byblos and Botris (Mount Lebanon) of the Church of Antioch. He was one of those who inspired the renewal of Orthodox Church in Lebanon and Syria during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Life

George Khodr was born in Tripoli, Lebanon on July 6, 1923. He grew up in the Christian neighborhood of Harat El Nasarah in Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli. He attended St. Joseph University, a Jesuit institution, in Beirut, studying law in preparation of entering a diplomatic career. He graduated in 1944 with a license in law.

On March 16, 1942, George Khodr joined with fifteen students from the faculties of Law and Medicine in founding the Orthodox Youth Movement (known as MJO - mouvement de la jeunesse orthodoxe). This renewal movement became visible in a number of venues: the rebirth of monasticism, foundation of Bible study groups, witnessing among the working people, invigorating parish life, opening Christian hostels, and other religious and social activities.

He participated in a non-violent demonstration on November 11, 1943, against the French colonial government that was attempting to stifle the quest of the Lebanese people for independence. This demonstration ended in the government personnel firing upon the unarmed demonstrators, killing eleven.

In the early 1950s, George studied at the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, graduating with a diploma in 1952, and then returned to Lebanon. On December 19, 1954 he was ordained a priest and was assigned to the parish of the Port of Tripoli in 1955. During these year Fr. George was active as a theologian, pastor, and spiritual father. His reputation traveled beyond his diocese and established him as a theologian of note. In 1968, he was honored with doctorate honoris causa from the St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in New York and in 1988 from the Faculty of Protestant Theology of Paris.

Fr. George remained at the Port of Tripoli parish until he was elected to the episcopate on February 15, 1970. In addition to his duties within his diocese, Metr. George has been involved deeply in the education field, working as a professor of Arab Culture in the Lebanese University and of pastoral theology in St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology of the University of Balamand. Metr. George has been active in the ecumenical movement and in dialogue with Islam, as well as representing the Church of Antioch in pan-Orthodox and ecumenical meetings.

Metr. George has been a prolific writer with many articles, sermons, and books to his credit.

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