His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph elected Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese

His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, sent a letter of fraternal greetings and congratulations, to His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, the newly elected Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

On behalf of the Northeast American Diocese, and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church as a whole, His Grace offered prayers, love, and support,to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.

The Antiochian Archdiocese was led for over forty years by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba, prior to his falling asleep in Christ on March 19, 2014. After his repose, His Beatitude John X appointed Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina as the Patriarchal Vicar, and The Most Rev. Archbishop Joseph of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West as the Locum Tenens of the Archdiocese. Both served until the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014, elected Archbishop Joseph to be Metropolitan of all North America.

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, belongs to the Holy See of Antioch (Eastern Orthodox Church). The Archdiocese includes nine dioceses spanning the North American continent, overseen by eight bishops in addition to Metropolitan Joseph. Each of the bishops work with the Metropolitan to guide and grow over 275 cathedrals, churches, and missions throughout the United States and Canada.

May the Lord God preserve the newly elected Metropoitan Joseph, and give him strength and wisdom in the ministry entrusted to him.

Click here to read more His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph. http://www.antiochian.org/MetropolitanJoseph

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