Archdiocese Delegation to the Antiochian Unity Conference in Lebanon


Update Tuesday June 24: The official Archdiocese delegation to the Antiochian Unity Conference has arrived safely in Lebanon, and has begun meeting in preparation for the beginning of the conference tomorrow. His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan met today with the delegation to encourage them and share his wisdom in the formation of their common witness on behalf of the Church in North America.

Your prayers are requested for all our Antiochian hierarchs, clergy, and laity who are traveling to the Middle East for the Antiochian Unity Conference at the Balamand Seminary.  Preparations are extremely important. Many of our Antiochian hierarchs from the US will be attending the conference. Pray for their safe travels and fruitful deliberations.

In addition to our ten delegates, four of our bishops will be attending: His Eminence, Archbishop Joseph; His Grace, Bishop Alexander; His Grace, Bishop John; and His Grace, Bishop Nicholas.

Please keep the delegation in your prayers as they travel and deliberate during this historic conference. 

For those of you with Noursat (Telelumeire), the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy on June 29th will be broadcast live at 10:00am from the University of Balamand in Lebanon. The liturgy will take place in the outdoor stadium at the Balamand. In addition to the delegations from all over the world, faithful from all over Syria and Lebanon will be coming to this historic liturgy with our Patriarch and most all of the Metropolitans, Archbishops and Bishops of the Antiochian See to celebrate patronal feast of the Patriarchate, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.