Demetri (Khoury) of Jableh

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Biography Of BISHOP DEMETRI (MATTA KHOURY) Born: Taybeh-Ramallah, West Bank Region September 20, 1948, to the V.Rev. Ibrahim and Hanneh Khoury. Educated:

  • Our Lady of Balamand Monastery, Koura, Lebanon
  • St. John of Damascus Orthodox Theological Academy (Balamand) Koura, Lebanon
  • Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1974 -- B.A. in Philosophy and Religion)
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA (1978 -- M.Div.)


  • Deacon, September 6, 1975
  • Priest, September 7, 1975
  • Archimandrite, 1981 by Metropolitan Philip
  • Bishop, March 12, 1995, by Patriarch 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 Gable, FL
  • Bishop of Jableh (Syria); Auxiliary Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (March, 12th 1995- ); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Toledo, OH, Chancery.


  • The Divine and Holy Gospel Book (Translation into English)
  • Liturgical Guide for Priests, Chanters, and Choirs (Edited annually)
  • Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Transtion into English)


  1. . Gillquist, Peter E., "The Elevation of Demetri (Khoury) to the Holy Episcopacy" WORD MAGAZINE 39.5 (May 1995), 4-8.