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.
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America will be officially enthroned over the weekend of December 5-7.
His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch is traveling to America for the occasion, which will take place at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York.
Preparations are under way and hierarchs and guests will be attending from across the world. The enthronement and the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy will be streamed live on antiochian.org and NOURSAT who will be providing live coverage.
Fr. Christopher Metropulos, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Network, will be at the event, providing coverage and reports that will be posted here on myocn.net.
According to Antiochian.org: “Due to an overwhelming response, we have more than 700 people attending the enthronement banquet. Thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm and support, we were able to take over the entire ballroom to accommodate the large number of attendees. As a result, there are a limited number of additional tickets and we will continue to accept reservations on a first come first served basis by credit card only at this point.”
The following is the public schedule for the weekend:
Friday, December 5th:
6:30pm Great Vespers with Artoklasia for the Feast of St. Nicholas
Saturday, December 6th:
10:00am Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas, Patron Saint of the Mother Cathedral
4:30pm Prayer of Thanksgiving and Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph.
7:00pm Reception at the Brooklyn Marriott
8:00pm Gala Banquet at the Brooklyn Marriott
Sunday, December 7th:
10:30am Patriarchal Divine Liturgy
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