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John X (Yazigi) of Antioch

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[[Image:John Yazigi.jpg|right|frame|Patriarch John X]]
His Beatitude Patriarch '''John X (Yazigi) of Antiochand All the East''' is the primate of the [[Church of Antioch]]. Prior to his election as patriarch on December 17, 2012, he led 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 Beatitude has a Degree in Theology from the Balamand seminary (1978), a Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Byzantine Music Conservatory in Thessalonica (1981), and a Ph.D. in Theology with a specialization in Liturgics from the University of Thessalonica (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).
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