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Demetri (Khoury) of Jableh

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{{cleanup}} His Grace '''His Grace Demetri (Matta Khoury)''', Titular Bishop of Jableh''', was an auxiliary [[auxiliary bishop]] in of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] from 1995 to approx. 2003.
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Born: Taybeh-Ramallah, West Bank Region [[September 20]], 1948, to the V.Rev. Ibrahim and Hanneh Khoury.
==Education==
*[[Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand|Our Lady of Balamand Monastery]], Koura, Lebanon *[[St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon)|St. John of Damascus Orthodox Theological Academy (Balamand) ]] Koura, Lebanon *[[Hellenic College (Brookline, Massachusetts) |Hellenic College, Brookline]], MA (1974 -- B.A. in Philosophy and Religion) *[[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]], Brookline, MA (1978 -- M.Div.)
==Ecclesiastical Positions==
*[[Deacon]], [[September 6]], 1975 *[[Priest]], [[September 7]], 1975 *[[Archimandrite]], 1981 by Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]] *[[Bishop]], [[March 12]], 1995, by Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]], in St. Mary Cathedral (Mother Cathedral of the Antiochian Patriarchate), Damascus, Syria
*Pastor, St. George Church, Boston, MA
*Pastor, St. Mary Church, Cambridge, MA
*St. George Church, Allentown, PA
*Dean, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY
*Dean, St. George Cathedral, Coral GableGables, FL *Bishop of Jableh (Syria); Auxiliary Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (March, 12th 1995- 2003); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Toledo, OH, Chancery. *Suspended from service as a bishop pending an investigation following his arrest for criminal sexual misconduct and disorderly drunkenness in July 2003.[http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_21_-_2003_0711_Toledo_Blade_-_Bp_DEMETRI_arrested.pdf][http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_22_-_2003_0714_statement_re_Bp_DEMETRI_fr_Arch.pdf]*Retired from service following his February 25, 2004 guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted fourth degree criminal sexual misconduct (a felony).[http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/exh/Ex_23_-_2004_0418_Bp_DEMETRI_sentenced.pdf][http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=40249][http://www.orthodoxattorneys.org/docs/TimelineWithExhibitsFinal.pdf]*Restored as [[vicar]] of the Iglesia Católica Apostólica Ortodoxa De Antioquia México-Venezuela-Centroamérica-El Caribe in the Exarcado De El Caribe in December 2008.[http://www.iglesiaortodoxa.org.mx/01-espaniol/08-noticias/05-noticias2008/diciembre4-visita_arzobispo_dimitri.htm] 
==Writings==
*The Divine [[Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts]]*The Divine and Holy [[Gospel ]] Book (Translation into English) *The Liturgical Guide for Priests, Chanters, and Choirs *The Great Euchologion (Edited annuallytranslated from Arabic and Greek texts of the Typicon)*Divine Liturgy The Service Book of the Bishop (in English)*The Book of the Presanctified Gifts [[Typikon|Typicon]] (Transtion Translated from Arabic into English)*Handbook of the Faithful*A Cloud of Witnesses - [[Saint]]s and [[Martyr]]s from the Holy Land*The Book of the Prophetologion (contains the [[Old Testament]] Lectionary readings appointed at [[Vespers]] and at other services during the Liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox Church)
==Bibliography==
[[Category:Bishops]]
[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category:Bishops of Jableh]]
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