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Two New Bishops for the Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

July,2 2015

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated two new bishops: Mor Maurice Amsih, Bishop, Director of the Public Relations and Protocol Department in the Patriarchate, and Mor Georges Kourieh, Bishop, Dean of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saidnaya.

The consecration took place at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saidnaya on June 29, 2015 (Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul). The following prelates have assisted His Holiness: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli and General Secretary of the Holy Synod, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs.


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The Western Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, providing spiritual guidance and leadership to the Syriac Orthodox community, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of 18 churches and parishes in 17 western states. It was established in 1952 as the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church encompassing the entire United States and Canada. In November 1995 by the Holy Synod, the Western Archdiocese was formed to exclusively serve the 17 states of the western half United States.

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