Meletius II (Doumani) of Antioch

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His Beatitude '''Meletius II (Doumani) of Antioch''' was Patriarch of Antioch and all the East during the first decade of the twentieth century. He was the first native Arab [[primate]] of the [[Church of Antioch]] in 168 years. Patr. Meletius was [[patriarch]] from 1899 to 1906.
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His Beatitude '''Meletius II (Doumani) of Antioch''' was Patriarch of Antioch and all the East during the first decade of the twentieth century. He was the first native Arab [[primate]] of the [[Church of Antioch]] in 168 years. Patriarch Meletius was [[patriarch]] from 1899 to 1906.
  
When [[Archimandrite]] [[Raphael of Brooklyn|Raphael]] was elected Bishop of Zahleh, Lebanon in December 1901, Patr. Meletius asked him to return to the patriarchate from his mission in the United States. Arch. Raphael politely refused, noting that he wished to complete the work he was then doing in the United States.
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When Saint [[Raphael of Brooklyn|Raphael]] (then an [[archimandrite]]) was elected Bishop of Zahleh, Lebanon in December 1901, Meletius asked him to return to the patriarchate from his mission in the United States. Archimandrite Raphael politely refused, noting that he wished to complete the work he was then doing in the United States.
  
 
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His Beatitude Meletius II (Doumani) of Antioch was Patriarch of Antioch and all the East during the first decade of the twentieth century. He was the first native Arab primate of the Church of Antioch in 168 years. Patriarch Meletius was patriarch from 1899 to 1906.

When Saint Raphael (then an archimandrite) was elected Bishop of Zahleh, Lebanon in December 1901, Meletius asked him to return to the patriarchate from his mission in the United States. Archimandrite Raphael politely refused, noting that he wished to complete the work he was then doing in the United States.

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Meletius II (Doumani) of Antioch
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of ?
18xx-1899
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Preceded by:
Spyridon
Patriarch of Antioch
1899-1906
Succeeded by:
Gregory IV (Haddad)
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