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John X (Yazigi) of Antioch

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[[Image:John Yazigi.jpg|right|frame|Metropolitan John (Yazigi)]]
His 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.
His Eminence has a License Degree in Theology from the Balamand seminary (1978), a Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Byzantine Music Conservatory in Thessaloniki Thessalonica (1981), and a Ph.DPhD. in Theology with a specialization in Liturgics from the University of Thessaloniki 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).
His Eminence is also the author of numerous books and articles on Orthodox theology and liturgics.
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*1955 Born Lattakia, Syria.
*1978 Graduated from University of Balamand with Bachelor of Theology degree.
*1979 Ordained deacon by Metropolitan John (Mansour) of Lattakia.
*1981-2008 Professor of Liturgics, Institute of Theology, Balamand.
*1981 Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Conservatory of Byzantine Music, Thessalonica, Greece.
*1983 Ordained priest by Met. John of Lattakia.
*1983 Doctoral Degree in Liturgics from University of Thessalonica, Greece. Thesis: "Service of Holy Baptism: An Historical, Theological, and Liturgical Study" (in Greek).
*1988-1991 Dean, Institute of Theology, Balamand.
*1993-2005 Abbot of St. George Al Humayrah Patriarchal Monastery, Syria.
*1995 Consecrated Bishop.
*1995-2008 Bishop of Pyrgou (Al-Hosn), Syria.
*2001-2005 Dean, Institute of Theology, Balamand.
*2001-2005 Abbot of the Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery, Lebannon.
*2008-present Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe (Antiochian) and member of the Holy Synod of Antioch.
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