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Greek-Melkite Church

Recent Appointments of Bishops

DateDescendingRecent Events
2019.03.18

Israel Archbishop-elect Youssef Matta was confirmed as Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

2019.02.01

Syria Archimandrite Elias El-Debei was consecrated as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2018.12.22

Syria Archbishop Nicolas Antipa, B.A. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

Syria Archimandrite Elias El-Debei was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2018.11.09

Israel Fr. Youssef Matta was elected Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bacaouni, Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2018.02.20

Jordan Bishop Joseph Gébara, Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil), was promoted as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2018.02.09

Palestine Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was appointed as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

Palestine Archbishop Joseph Jules Zerey resigned as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

2017.12.13

Lebanon Archbishop André Haddad, Archbishop emeritus of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 87

2017.06.22

Syria Patriarch Youssef Absi was granted ecclesiastical communion by the Pope as Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites and Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

2017.06.20

Syria Archbishop Joseph Absi, M.S.P., Titular Archbishop of Tarsus of the Greek-Melkites and Auxiliary Bishop of Damascus of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), was elected Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites and Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

2017.05.06

Syria Patriarch Gregorios III Laham resigned as Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites, Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites, President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church and President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria

2017.02.08

Iraq Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C., Archbishop emeritus of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) and Patriarchal Exarch emeritus of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq), passed away at 86

2017.01.01

Palestine Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, B.A., Protosyncellus emeritus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine), passed away at 94

2015.12.23

Lebanon Archbishop Grégoire Haddad, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 91

2015.04.14

Palestine Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash resigned as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2014.07.26

Brazil Bishop Spiridon Mattar, Bishop emeritus of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil), passed away at 93

2014.07.21

Brazil Archbishop Farès Maakaroun resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

Jordan Bishop Joseph Gébara succeeded as Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

2014.06.21

Lebanon Archbishop Michel Abrass, Bishop of Curia of the Greek-Melkites and Titular Archbishop of Myra of the Greek-Melkites, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bacaouni, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), was appointed as Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

2014.01.27

Israel Archbishop Elias Chacour resigned as Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

2014

Syria Archbishop Joseph Absi, M.S.P. was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Damascus of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2013.12.21

Jordan Fr. Joseph Gébara was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

2013.10.31

Jordan Fr. Joseph Gébara was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

2013.09.27

Argentina Fr. Ibrahim Salameh, M.S.P. was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina) and Titular Bishop of Palmyra of the Greek-Melkites

2013.09.07

Lebanon Fr. Eduard Daher, B.C. was consecrated as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2013.08.25

Syria Fr. Nicolas Antipa, B.A. was consecrated as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2013.08.15

Argentina Fr. Ibrahim Salameh, M.S.P. was elected Titular Bishop of Palmyra of the Greek-Melkites and Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina)

2013.08

Lebanon Archimandrite Antoine Dib, B.S. was appointed as Superior General of Basilian Order of the Most Holy Saviour (Salvatorian Fathers)

Lebanon Archimandrite Jean Faraj, B.S. resigned as Superior General of Basilian Order of the Most Holy Saviour (Salvatorian Fathers)

Lebanon Archimandrite Elie Maalouf, B.C. was appointed as Superior General of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist

Archimandrite Semaan Abdel Ahad, B.C. resigned as Superior General of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist

2013.07.09

Lebanon Fr. Eduard Daher, B.C. was elected Archbishop of Tripoli of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2013.05.02

Syria Fr. Nicolas Antipa, B.A. was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2013

Egypt Territory Dependent on the Patriarch of Egypt and Sudan (Greek-Melkite Rite) was renamed as Territory Dependent on the Patriarch of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan (Egypt)

Fr. Élias Aghia, M.S.P. resigned as Superior General of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul

Fr. Georges Khawam, M.S.P. was appointed as Superior General of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul

2012.10.28

Lebanon Archbishop George Riashi, B.C., Archbishop emeritus of Tripoli of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 78

2012.06.23

Syria Bishop Jean-Abdo Arbach, B.C., Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina) and Titular Bishop of Palmyra of the Greek-Melkites, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2011.12.29

Egypt Archbishop Paul Antaki, Protosyncellus emeritus of Egypt and Sudan of the Greek-Melkites (Egypt), passed away at 84

2011.09.16

Australia Fr. Robert Rabbat was consecrated as Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia)

2011.09.15

Syria Archbishop Boulos Nassif Borkhoche, M.S.P. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2011.07.26

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Kwaïter, B.S., Archbishop emeritus of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 83

2011.06.15

Australia Fr. Robert Rabbat was elected Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia)

Lebanon Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P., Archbishop-Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Issam John Darwish, B.S., Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia), was promoted as Archbishop of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop André Haddad resigned as Archbishop of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Joseph Kallas, M.S.P. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Mexico Bishop Nicholas James Samra, Titular Bishop of Gerasa, was appointed as Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA)

2011.04.29

Lebanon Archbishop Salim Ghazal, B.S., Bishop of Curia emeritus of the Greek-Melkites, passed away at 79

2010.09.07

Syria Archbishop Isidore Battikha, B.A. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

2010.05.01

Lebanon Archbishop Antoine Hayek, B.C., Archbishop emeritus of Bāniyās of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 81

2010.03.03

Lebanon Archbishop George Riashi, B.C. resigned as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2008.01.17

Lebanon Archbishop Elias Zoghbi, Archbishop emeritus of Baalbek of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 96

2008

Egypt Archbishop Georges Bakar, Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine), was appointed as Protosyncellus of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan of the Greek-Melkites (Egypt)

Palestine Archbishop Joseph Jules Zerey, Protosyncellus of Egypt and Sudan of the Greek-Melkites (Egypt), was appointed as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

2007.10.13

Palestine Fr. Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was consecrated as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2007.06.26

Palestine Archbishop-elect Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was confirmed as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2007.06.23

Iraq Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C. resigned as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) and Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq)

Palestine Fr. Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was elected Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2007.03.24

Lebanon Fr. Elie Haddad, B.S. was consecrated as Archbishop of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2007.02.03

Syria Fr. Jean-Abdo Arbach, B.C. was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina) and Titular Bishop of Palmyra of the Greek-Melkites

2007.01.27

Lebanon Archbishop-elect Elie Haddad, B.S. was confirmed as Archbishop of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2007

Lebanon Archimandrite Sleiman Abou Zeid, B.S. resigned as Superior General of Basilian Order of the Most Holy Saviour (Salvatorian Fathers)

Lebanon Archimandrite Jean Faraj, B.S. was appointed as Superior General of Basilian Order of the Most Holy Saviour (Salvatorian Fathers)

Lebanon Archimandrite Séraphim Antoun Kassabji, B.A. resigned as Superior General of Basilian Alepian Order

Palestine Archimandrite Mtanios Haddad, B.S. was appointed as Procurator at Rome of the Greek-Melkites

Syria Archbishop Joseph Absi, M.S.P. resigned as Bishop of Curia of the Greek-Melkites

Archimandrite Semaan Abdel Ahad, B.C. was appointed as Superior General of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist

Archimandrite Boulos Nazha, B.C. resigned as Superior General of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist

Archimandrite Najib Tobji, B.A. was appointed as Superior General of Basilian Alepian Order

2006.12.10

Lebanon Fr. Michel Abrass was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Myra of the Greek-Melkites and Bishop of Curia of the Greek-Melkites

2006.11.22

Canada Archbishop Michel Hakim, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Saint-Sauveur de Montréal of the Greek-Melkites (Canada), passed away at 85

2006.11.17

Syria Archbishop Jean Mansour, M.S.P., Bishop of Curia emeritus of the Greek-Melkites, passed away at 78

2006.11.11

Lebanon Bishop-elect Michel Abrass, Titular Bishop of Abydus and Bishop of Curia of the Greek-Melkites, was promoted as Titular Archbishop of Myra of the Greek-Melkites

Syria Bishop-elect Jean-Abdo Arbach, B.C., Titular Bishop of Hilta and Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Palmyra of the Greek-Melkites

2006.10.17

Turkey Titular Episcopal See of Myra (Greek-Melkite Rite) was promoted as Titular Archiepiscopal See of Myra (Turkey)

Lebanon Fr. Michel Abrass was elected Titular Bishop of Abydus and Bishop of Curia of the Greek-Melkites

Syria Fr. Jean-Abdo Arbach, B.C. was elected Titular Bishop of Hilta and Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina)

2006.10.14

Lebanon Bishop Georges Nicolas Haddad, M.S.P., Titular Bishop of Myra of the Greek-Melkites, was promoted as Archbishop of Bāniyās of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Antoine Hayek, B.C. resigned as Archbishop of Bāniyās of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2006.10.11

Lebanon Fr. Elie Haddad, B.S. was elected Archbishop of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2006.09.14

Syria Archbishop Michel Yatim, Archbishop emeritus of Latakia of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), passed away at 85

2006.08.11

Syria Archbishop François Abou Mokh, B.S., Bishop of Curia emeritus of the Greek-Melkites, passed away at 85

2006.03.24

Egypt Fr. Georges Bakar was consecrated as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine) and Titular Archbishop of Pelusium of the Greek-Melkites

2006.02.25

Israel Fr. Elias Chacour was consecrated as Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Church

as of 2019.03.18

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