The Church of Antioch was established by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas in 42 A.D., with St. Peter serving for the next eight years as its first prelate. The Church of Antioch is one of the five ancient Patriarchates of the Christian Church, along with Alexandria, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Rome. We are in full communion with our brothers and sisters in various other Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, such as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Church in America. Together we work to nurture the Orthodox Christians of this land—whether immigrants or native-born, cradle Orthodox, or converts—and to bring America to the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith.
An international conference on Antiochian unity is currently underway at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Antiochian clergy delegations from the United States, Syria, and Lebanon are in attendance, and they will be joined by many of the faithful for a historic event that will be broadcast on Sunday, June 29.
Antiochian.org has this report.
Historic Patriarchal Divine Liturgy for Patronal Feast
A unique and historic Patriarchal Divine Liturgy will be broadcast live June 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the University of Balamand in Lebanon, by Noursat (Telelumeire). The Liturgy will take place in the outdoor stadium at the Balamand at the conclusion of the June 26-28 Antiochian Unity Conference, “Antiochian Unity: Its Dimensions and Exigencies,” convened by His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
A sizeable delegation from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America is in attendance and will be submitting a report of their activities upon their return.
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