Text of the Resolution from the Special Meeting of the Archdiocesan Synod


One result of the Special Meeting of the Archdiocesan Synod on April 24, 2009 was the attached resolution entitled “Resolution Affirming Obedience to the Decision of The Holy Synod of Antioch of February 24th, 2009 which Normalized the Status of Bishops Across The Entire See of Antioch”.

The Resolution was signed by the following Hierarchs:

His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP
His Grace Bishop ANTOUN
His Grace Bishop JOSEPH
His Grace Bishop THOMAS

The resolution was not signed by the following Hierarchs:

His Grace Bishop BASIL
His Grace Bishop MARK

The remaining Hierarch, His Grace Bishop ALEXANDER wrote the following note in place of his signature:

“This decision is already in effect and does not need my signature”

In summary, of the seven hierarchs in attendance, four signed the resolution, two did not sign the resolution, and one wrote a note in place of his signature.

Click here to read the Resolution of April 24th, 2009 (PDF Format).