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Archdiocese of Beirut

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The Orthodox '''Archdiocese of Beirut''' is one of the nineteen [[archdiocese]]s of the [[Church of Antioch]]. The establishment of the Archdiocese of Beirut is attributed by tradition to the [[Apostle QuartosQuartus]], one of the Seventy. The area within the archdiocese has varied through the centuries as the Orthodox population had changed. At different times the area of [[Archdiocese of Byblos and Botris (Mount Lebanon)|Mount Lebanon]] has been part of the Archdiocese of Beirut.
The [[diocese]] includes the area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and the town of Souk El Gharb and consists of eleven [[parish]]es and two women’s [[monasticism|monastic]] communities. The diocese is served by eighteen [[priest]]s and four [[deacon]]s.
In addition to its religious structure, the archdiocese supports a social structure that includes the 300 bed general hospital, St. George Hospital, that was founded in 1878, a nursing home for the elderly, and three dispensaries. These social and educational services are provided to the Lebanese population regardless of their religious, racial, or ethnic status.
==Archbishop successionRuling bishops==:Elia (Saleeby) ? - ?:[[Elias (Audi) of Beirut|Elias (Audi) ]] 1980 to Present
==Source==
[[Category: Dioceses|Beirut]]
[[Category: Antiochian Dioceses|Beirut]]
 
[[fr:Archevêché de Beyrouth]]
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