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The Patriarchal Secretary Fr. Matta Alkhoury is consecrated as an Archbishop

On Sunday, the 4th of November 2012, at 10 o’clock in the morning, His Holiness, Moran Mor Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) at Sts. Peter & Paul’s Cathedral, in St. Aphrem’s Patriarchal Complex, Ma’arat Saydnaya. Several Archbishops attended this spiritual event. During the celebration and in an awesome and spiritual atmosphere, H.H. laid his hand on Very Rev. Raban Matta Fadel Alkhoury and elevated him to the rank of an Archbishop giving him the Episcopal name of Mor Timotheos. The Archbishop was carried on a chair on the shoulders of the…

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Patriarchal Secretary for India is Consecrated an Archbishop

On Thursday, the 15th of November, 2012, His Holiness, Moran Mor Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, celebrated the Holy Liturgy at St. Gabriel’s Church in A’ajaltoun, Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by a large number of Archbishops from the Patriarchate and from India. During the Liturgy, H.H. ordained Very Rev. Raban Matthew Chirian an Archbishop, Patriarchal Secretary for India. Delegates from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and from Malankara, India, joined parishioners from Lebanon to attend this holy occasion. Raban Matthew was given the Episcopal name of Mor Timotheos Matthew Chirian. At the end of the ceremony, the…

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