Metropolitan John (Yazigi)]]
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.
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).
Eminence is also the author of numerous books and articles on Orthodox theology and liturgics.
before=[[Gabriel (Saliby) of Western Europe|Gabriel (Saliby)]]title=[[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of
Western and Central Europe|Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe]]<br>(Antiochian)|years=2008-|
*[http://www.balamand.edu.lb/theology/b_yuhanna.htm Balamand seminary biography]
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/antioch/current.htm#yuhanna_yazigi_bishop_elhosn Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
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