Consecration of Three Newly Elected Auxiliary Bishops


Editor's Update, December 9, 2011:

We ask that our faithful pray for the delegation currently travelling to Lebanon for the consecrations of our new bishops. May God grant them many, many years!

The Middle Eastern media resource Noursat will be broadcasting online the consecration services with His Beatitude Ignatius IV. See this link for additional information. More details will be added as they are made available.

Original Post, October 11, 2011:

His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East has confirmed the date and location for the consecration of our three newly-elected Auxiliary Bishops, namely:

Bishop-Elect John (Abdalah) – Auxiliary Bishop for Worcester and New England

Bishop-Elect Anthony (Michaels) – Auxiliary Bishop for Toledo and the Midwest

Bishop-Elect Nicholas (Ozone) – Auxiliary Bishop for Brooklyn and assisting the Metropolitan in Englewood, NJ

Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of BalamandPatriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand

The consecrations will take place on Sunday December 11, 2011 at the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand in Lebanon.

The delegation will meet in Paris, France on Thursday December 8, and will travel together to Lebanon.  They will return some time after Tuesday December 13.

We ask all of the faithful to pray for the three Bishops-Elect and the entire delegation as they prepare to participate in this most historic event.