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Victor (Abo-Assaley) of New York

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{{stub}}‘‘‘Victor His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Victor (Abo-Assaley)’’’ of New York''' was a the first [[bishopprimate]] of the [[consecrateAntiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]]d in . He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] (ca. 1924 ) by the Patriarch of Antioch and assigned to organize the Syrian [[parish]]es in North America into a common Syrian [[diocese]] following the disorder created by the breakdown of the Russian North American diocese created by the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.
==Life==
Victor was consecrated on [[September 11]], 1924 , and began his efforts in the United States shortly thereafter. BpMetr. Victor’s Victor's efforts were met with limited success among the Syrian parishes led by Bp. [[Aftimios Ofiesh]] within the Russian North American diocese. The majority of parishes remained loyal to Bp. Afitmios.  Bp. Victor died on [[April 19]], 1934. After his death the parishes loyal to him were administered by [[Archimandrite]] [[Anthony (Bashir) of New York|Anthony Bashir]] who had come to the United States independently in 1922 as "a missionary to the unchurched Syrians of America." ==Source==*Tarasar, Constance J. ''Orthodox America 1794-1976 Development of the Orthodox Church in America''. Syosett, New York: The Orthodox Church in America, 1975. 
Bp. Victor died on [[April 19Category:Bishops]], 1934. After his death the parishes loyal to him were administered by [[Archimandrite]] [[Anthony (Bashir) of New York|Anthony Bashir]] who had come to the United States independently in 1922 as “a missionary to the unchurched Syrians of America.
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