Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Metropolitan Philip: Where Have All The Bishops Gone...And Why?

Biography of the Right Reverend Bishop ALEXANDER
Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York
Ottawa Chancery
10820 Rue Laverdure
Montreal, QC H3L 2L9 CANADA

Right Reverend Bishop MARK
Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest
Toledo Chancery
2656 Pemberton Dr.
Toledo, OH 43606-2903
Montreal, QC H3L 2L9 CANADA

Right Reverend Bishop THOMAS
Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic
Charleston WV Chancery
4407 Kanawha Ave., S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304

Right Reverend Bishop BASIL
Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America
Wichita Chancery
1559 N. Woodlawn
Wichita, KS 67208-2429

Right Reverend Bishop ANTOUN
Diocese of Miami and the Southeast
358 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5238
Englewood, NJ 07631-5238

Right Reverend Bishop JOSEPH
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
Los Angeles Chancery
454 S. Lorraine Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90020-4730

For Information on the status of your Bishop contact them directly or contact the Metropolitan at the Contact info below:

Phone Number

Phone - (201) 871-1355

Fax Number

Fax - (201) 871-7954

Postal Address

For prompt delivery, please address all correspondence to His Eminence or the Archdiocese office as follows:
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
PO Box 5238
Englewood, NJ 07631-5238
Please note: It is important that all official correspondence with the Archdiocese must be conducted in writing by postal mail.
Unfortunately there is no direct e-mail for the Metropolitan's office and my past attempts at communication by letter have gone unanswered. Some would fault BLOGs of this type as an inappropriate place to discuss such matters, but until parishioners of the Antiochian Diocese know that their one remaining Bishop has an ear for their concerns, it will have to do.

Douglas Cramer, the Editor of the website, does have an email address. One might inquire to him as to why no explanation on the matter has been posted on OUR website.


  1. That's weird. Sorry to hear about this.

  2. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Not so weird, just some of the unintended consequences (fruits) the of the rebellion of the "American Orthodox Church" zealots in the OCA. They have spooked both the Patriarchate of Antioch and their own Self-Ruling Metropolitan. They saw all of the former-Protestants in the ranks of their clergy and feared their renascent Protestantism that ironically is a result of the the very Eastern Rite protestant ethos that they themselves help to perpetuate in North America!

  3. So it is a power grab? So why insult the more bishops like Antoun, Joseph and Basil? I heard from a priest that the old-guard don't like Bishop Mark makes them keep office hours and other things priests are supposed to do, and he's more old school in his thinking. I'm not speculating, just saying...


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