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Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph Featured in Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Eagle photo by Francesca Norsen TateEagle photo by Francesca Norsen TateThe Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph in its December 17th Faith in Brooklyn column. Excerpt:

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Boerum Hill was packed to standing-room capacity last weekend as the community celebrated the enthronement of a new archbishop. His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH was enthroned as the Antiochian Orthodox archbishop of New York and metropolitan of all North America. The enthronement took place on the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century saint from the region of Turkey.

The entire 90-minute liturgy was streamed live, with the cathedral staff providing room in the downstairs community hall for the overflow crowd. Bishops, presbyters (priests), deacons and other dignitaries, representing Orthodox, Maronite (Eastern-Rite Catholic) and other Christian backgrounds, were also present.

The liturgy included prayers of thanksgiving and remarks by both Patriarch JOHN X and his Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH. The love that this community holds for its leaders was evident.

Read the whole piece on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website.