A Message from Metropolitan Joseph
Venerable Hierarchs, Brother Clergy, Esteemed Members of the Board of Trustees:
Christ is in our Midst!
It is with joy that we confirm the election of Archbishop Joseph by the Holy Synod of Antioch to be the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of New York and all North America.
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph asked me to convey to all of you his love and prayers. He said that he stands ready to lead this Archdiocese with the support and assistance from each and every one of you, and looks forward to working together for the Glory of God.
He is on his way to San Francisco where he will preside over the Parish Life Conference of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.
URGENT – The commemoration of Metropolitan Joseph should begin immediately at all divine services as follows:
Our father and Metropolitan Joseph and our bishop (name of your local bishop, whether he is present or not).
Yours in the Service of the Lord,
Fr. George Kevorkian