"Ô étrange Église Orthodoxe, si pauvre et si faible, qui se maintient comme par miracle à travers tant de vicissitudes et de luttes. Église de contrastes, à la fois si traditionnelle et si libre, si archaïque et si vivante, si ritualiste et si personnellement mystique.
Église où la perle de grand prix de l'Évangile est précieusement conservée, parfois sous une couche de poussière. Église qui souvent n'a pas su agir, mais qui sait chanter comme nulle autre la joie de Pâques."
P. Lev Gillet ("Un moine de l'Eglise d'Orient)

03 juillet 2014

Nouveau métropolite antiochien pour l'Amérique du Nord

Ce matin du 3 juillet 2014, élection de mgr Joseph Sayidna comme nouveau métropolite d'Amérique du Nord pour la métropole antiochienne. L'élection a eu lieu au monastère historique de Notre Dame de Balamand (Liban), lors d'un synode présidé par le patriarche Jean X d'Antioche (successeur de saint Pierre puisque c'est là l'Église fondée par le saint Apôtre). Il succède à mgr Philippe Saliba, récemment né au Ciel.

La métropole antiochienne a pour particularité de compter un grand doyenné couvrant tout le territoire nord-américain pour s'occuper de leurs nombreuses paroisses de rite orthodoxe occidental, suite à la sage et prophétique décision du Saint Synode antiochien prise en 1958 de restaurer nos anciens rites pour les chrétiens orthodoxes d'origine occidentale.




http://antiochianladiocese.org
His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPHMetropolitan of New York and all North America
The Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West celebrates with greatest joy the election of our Father-in-Christ, His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH as the new Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Led by His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East elected Sayidna JOSEPH at its meeting on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the historic Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery in Northern Lebanon.
Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, Sayidna JOSEPH was one of three hierarchs nominated by the Special Convention of the Archdiocesan clergy and laity in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Coincidentally, Sayidna JOSEPH’s first pastoral visit after his election will be to San Francisco, California, just like his predecessor, His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP of thrice-blessed memory and eternal repose. Sayidna JOSEPH will preside over the 2014 Diocesan Parish Life Conference; Sayidna PHILIP presided over the 1966 Archdiocesan Convention.
Naturally, Sayidna JOSEPH will greet his clergy and laity at the PLC, where they will be among the first to congratulate him. Best wishes can also be sent via the contact section of the Website..
In 2010, the Diocese produced a tribute entitled “A Good Minister of Jesus Christ, Nourished in the Words of Faith: A Celebration in Honor of His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH on the Fifteenth Anniversary of His Episcopal Service to the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.” It is filled with photos and a three-page story of Sayidna’s ministry in western North America.
The Diocese gives thanks to Almighty God for entrusting His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH to lead the Antiochian Archdiocese, and to His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X and the Metropolitans of the Holy Synod for ensuring that our Lord’s will be done. May God grant them all many years!

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