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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Archbishop '''Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand''' (born [[July 10]], 1939) is the current [[primate]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]].
 
His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Archbishop '''Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand''' (born [[July 10]], 1939) is the current [[primate]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]].
  
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==Early Life==
*1939 Jul 10 - Badih Saliba, the future Metropolitan, was born in Bsarma El-Koura, North Lebanon.
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On the [[July 10|tenth of July]], Badih Saliba was born in Bsarma El-Koura, in the northern part of Lebanon. Some have speculated on relations with Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip (Saliba)]] on the basis of their surnames and similar vocation; but aside from being members of the Saliba tribe, well-known in the Levant for over 800 years, they are not especially related.
*1952 - Badih enrolled at Seminary College in Balamand with support of Metropolitan Abourjeili
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*1957 - Badih was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] and named Paul, and was sent to the seminary on Patmos (Greece).
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==Tertiary Education==
*1958 - Monk Paul was ordained a deacon by Metrop. Abourjeili.  [[Deacon]] Paul went to University of Athens for further theological studies.
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Badih enrolled at Seminary College, [[Balamand Orthodox Theological Seminary (Tripoli, Lebanon)|Balamand]], in 1952 with the support of Metropolitan Abourjeili.  Five years later, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name of Paul and sent to the seminary on Patmos, Greece. A year later, he was ordained a deacon by Metropolitan Abourjeili and went to the University of Athens for further theological studies.
*1963 - Dcn Paul graduated, and served in Tripoli under Metropolitan Elias Kurban.  Dcn Paul was appointed teacher to Orthodox schools, member of the spiritual court and secretary to diocesan board.
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*1965 - Superior of Balamand Monastery, now Patriarch Ignatius IV, appointed Dcn Paul teacher at Balamand.
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1963 saw Deacon Paul graduate and serve in Tripoli under Metropolitan [[Elias (Kurban) of Tripoli]].  Dcn Paul was appointed teacher to Orthodox schools, member of the spiritual court and secretary to the diocesan board. In 1965, [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius (Hazim)]], the superior of Balamand Monastery (now Patriarch of Antioch), appointed Dcn Paul as teacher at the Balamand Orthodox Theological Seminary. The next year, Metropolitan Elias ordained him to the [[priest]]hood and, in the same service, made him an [[Archimandrite]].
*1966 - Metropolitan Elias Kurban ordained Dcn Paul to priest and at the same service elevated Father Paul to Archimandrite.
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*1968 - Archim. Paul leaves Lebanon for USA.  Metropolitan Philip Saliba assigns him to St Ilyan's Church in Bransville, Pennsylvania.  Archim. Paul enrolls in Pittsburg University.
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==America==
*1970 - Archim. Paul graduates from Pittsburg University with Bachelor of World Civilisations.  Archim. Paul then takes a course in Education.
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After two more years, in 1968, Archimandrite Paul leaves Lebanon for the [[Orthodoxy in America|USA]]He is assigned by Metropolitan Philip to St Ilyan's Church in Bransville, Pennsylvania, and enrolls in a Bachelor of World Civilisations at Pittsburg University, graduating in 1970, whereupon he began a course in Education. In the same year, Archim. Paul is moved to a church in New Kensington and begins a doctorate in World Civilisations. This doctorate was not completed, with three of the four components completed. His course in education, however, was graduated from in 1972.
::Archim. Paul moved to church in New Kensington.  Begins doctorate in World Civilisations (Archim. Paul completed three of the four components, but did not finish).
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*1972 - Archim. Paul graduates from course in Education.
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In 1979, Archim. Paul was moved to Washington D.C., where, in response to the needs of his flock, he completed an 18 month course as a drug and alcohol counsellor. Archim. Paul began a weekly radio programme in 1989 and a weekly TV programme in 1990.  While the radio programme ended in 1995, the TV programme is still running to the present day.
*1979 - Archim. Paul moved to Washington DC. Began 18 month course to be a drug and alcohol counsellor.
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*~1980 - Archim. Paul qualifies as drug and alcohol counsellor.
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==Metropolitan Archbishop==
*1989 - Archim. Paul begins weekly radio programme.
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On the [[October 5|fifth of October]], 1999, Archimandrite Paul was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand, and was consecrated on the [[October 10|10th]] in Damascus, Syria.  He has led the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]] to the present day.
*1990 - Archim. Paul begins weekly TV programme, which is still functioning to present.
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*1995 - Weekly radio program ends.
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*1999 Oct 5 - Archim. Paul elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand.
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*1999 Oct 10 - Archim. Paul consecrated bishop in Damascus, Syria.
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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand (born July 10, 1939) is the current primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand.

Metropolitan Archbishop Paul is a member of the Saliba tribe which has been so widely known in the Levant for over 800 years. Apart from that he is not related to Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of New York.

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Early Life

On the tenth of July, Badih Saliba was born in Bsarma El-Koura, in the northern part of Lebanon. Some have speculated on relations with Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) on the basis of their surnames and similar vocation; but aside from being members of the Saliba tribe, well-known in the Levant for over 800 years, they are not especially related.

Tertiary Education

Badih enrolled at Seminary College, Balamand, in 1952 with the support of Metropolitan Abourjeili. Five years later, he was tonsured a monk with the name of Paul and sent to the seminary on Patmos, Greece. A year later, he was ordained a deacon by Metropolitan Abourjeili and went to the University of Athens for further theological studies.

1963 saw Deacon Paul graduate and serve in Tripoli under Metropolitan Elias (Kurban) of Tripoli. Dcn Paul was appointed teacher to Orthodox schools, member of the spiritual court and secretary to the diocesan board. In 1965, Ignatius (Hazim), the superior of Balamand Monastery (now Patriarch of Antioch), appointed Dcn Paul as teacher at the Balamand Orthodox Theological Seminary. The next year, Metropolitan Elias ordained him to the priesthood and, in the same service, made him an Archimandrite.

America

After two more years, in 1968, Archimandrite Paul leaves Lebanon for the USA. He is assigned by Metropolitan Philip to St Ilyan's Church in Bransville, Pennsylvania, and enrolls in a Bachelor of World Civilisations at Pittsburg University, graduating in 1970, whereupon he began a course in Education. In the same year, Archim. Paul is moved to a church in New Kensington and begins a doctorate in World Civilisations. This doctorate was not completed, with three of the four components completed. His course in education, however, was graduated from in 1972.

In 1979, Archim. Paul was moved to Washington D.C., where, in response to the needs of his flock, he completed an 18 month course as a drug and alcohol counsellor. Archim. Paul began a weekly radio programme in 1989 and a weekly TV programme in 1990. While the radio programme ended in 1995, the TV programme is still running to the present day.

Metropolitan Archbishop

On the fifth of October, 1999, Archimandrite Paul was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand, and was consecrated on the 10th in Damascus, Syria. He has led the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand to the present day.

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Paul (Saliba) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Preceded by:
Gibran (Rimlawi)
Metropolitan Archbishop of
Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian)

1999-present
Succeeded by:
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  • Official Biography from the official website of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand
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