Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bishop Antoun To Visit Tennessee

JTO welcomes the visit of His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Self Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. His Grace will spend time at Saint Ignatius Orthodox Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He will celebrate the liturgy and be honored at a luncheon to follow on November 16th, 2008. All are invited to come and meet with our pastor and receive his blessing and words of wisdom.

Short Biography of Bishop Antoun

Born: Damascus, Syria, January 17, 1931.
  • St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY (M.Div., 1962)
  • Deacon, October 28, 1951, by Patriarch Alexander III
  • Priest, May 29, 1960, by Metropolitan Antony Bashir
  • Archimandrite, August 3, 1969, by Metropolitan Philip Saliba
  • Bishop, January 9, 1983, by Metropolitan Philip Saliba
  • Diocesan Bishop, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (Jan. 9, 1983- 2004 ); assigned by Metropolitan Philip to Engwood Chancery.
  • Diocesan Bishop of Miami and the Southeast (2004- present): assigned by Metropolitan PHILIP to the Englewood Chancery.
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  1. You're in for a treat. He's great guy and a great bishop. He would've done well in stand-up too.

  2. RD's Blessings on His Grace and All Orthodox in his Presence!
    Have you established a Western Rite Mission in Tennessee yet? Haven't seen any updates about any happenings. Just curious.

  3. I am certainly willing to see a WR here. That is in keeping with the mission of the church and the will of then Metropolitan and Antiochian Diocese. Last year I deleted the WR blog and organizational site due to lack of assistance and communication from the diocese and the local priests. Pray that the walls will come down and the WR will be established here. It has been on my mind even today.

  4. I'm enjoying your blog. Perhaps I should do one similar to it - to show my friends and family who just don't get it. :)

  5. Thanks Jennifer. Get ready for fire and ice if you do. Let me know and I'll visit!


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