Patriarch Ignatius IV to Visit U.S.


Patriarch Ignatius IV

Join us for "An Evening of Celebration" in Boston!

Click here to make reservations! 

His Beatitude, Patriarch IGNATIUS IV, will visit the Antiochian Archdiocese in the United States from October 28-November 2, 2008.  His Beatitude will arrive at Newark airport and will be staying in Boston, Massachusetts.  During his stay, he will a preside over a banquet on Saturday evening, Nov. 1, 2008, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the University of Balamand in Lebanon.  His Beatitude will be celebrating Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Nov. 2 at a place to be determined within the Diocese of New England. 

Hotel arrangements can be made at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 or by calling 800/937-8461.  The rooms are reserved in the name of the University of Balamand/Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese.  The rate is $199.00 per night and you must make your reservations before October 17, 2008 to get this special rate.

In honor of His Beatitude's visit, Metropolitan PHILIP is suggesting that parishes in the Archdiocese make a donation to University of Balamand Scholarship Fund that benefits needy and worth students. For more information on the Scholarship Fund, and how to make a donation, please see Metropolitan PHILIP's letter here.  

Click here for more information on the banquet and to make your reservationsReservations must be received by October 15th, 2008.

A message from Metropolitan PHILIP regarding the upcoming visit.

An article from The Word regarding the Patriarchal visit and fundraising for Balamand University scholarships.

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