Statement by both Patriarchs of Antioch & All the East

Statement issued by the Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East of the Syriac Orthodox Church On Monday, 22 April 2013, we were taken by surprise at the news that our brothers Bishop Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Bishop John (Ibrahim) Syriac Orthodox…

Two kidnapped Syrian bishops freed: church official

(Reuters) – Kidnappers freed two Syrian bishops on Tuesday who had been abducted in the northern city of Aleppo, a church official said, but the identities of their kidnappers remained uncertain. “The two are on their way to the patriarchy in Aleppo,” Bishop Tony Yazigi told Reuters in the capital Damascus. Yazigi, a relative of…

Axios! Youhanna X, New Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch!

His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop, Jerome Lloyd OSJV today sent greeting to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch upon the election of  His Beatitude Metropolitan Youhanna al-Yaziji as the new Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant and Antioch. He will succeed late Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim, who passed away on December 5. He will be known as Patriarch…

Patriarch of Antioch “Memory Eternal” RIP

It is with great sadness that we report that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, after having suffered a stroke earlier this week. There are no details yet available regarding services or the funeral, but…