John X (Yazigi) of Antioch

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Metropolitan John (Yazigi)

His Eminence Metropolitan John (Yazigi) heads the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western and Central Europe headquartered in Paris, France. Before his election and enthronement as Metropolitan, he had been titular bishop of Pyrgou (al-Hosn), Syria. He was also formerly the dean of the St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon), the patriarchal seminary attached to the University of Balamand.

His Eminence has a License in Theology from the Balamand seminary (1978), a Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Byzantine Music Conservatory in Thessaloniki (1981), and a Ph.D. in Theology with a specialization in Liturgics from the University of Thessaloniki (1983). While at the Balamand, he served as Professor of Liturgics (1981-2008), as well as in the abbacy of St. George Al-Humayrah Patriarchal Monastery (1993-2005) and the Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand (2001-2005).

His Eminence is also the author of numerous books and articles on Orthodox theology and liturgics.

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John X (Yazigi) of Antioch
Preceded by:
Dean of Balamand Seminary
1989-1992, 2001-2005
Succeeded by:
Paul (Yazigi)
Preceded by:
Titular Bishop of al-Hosn
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Gabriel (Saliby)
Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe

Succeeded by:
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