Thursday, June 5, 2014

Who will head the US Antiochians next?

The votes are in. Will Damascus pick Bishop Basil, Bishop John, or Archbishop Joseph?


  1. Which one doesn't like the Western Rite? I think it was clear Met. Philip was looking for a way to disestablish the WR to align itself with the Patriarchs who don't want to have anything to do with Western Christendom. I know he supported it early on but as the movement grew and they wanted more recognition and say in their own affairs he didn't want to be accused of uniatism. Besides the Antiochians were already considered Eastern Rite Episcopalians. Just sayin'...................

  2. Are they going to share vote totals?

  3. Archbishop Joseph is Syrian and speaks Arabic well - he would be a good way of keeping the Archdiocese and the Patriarchate connected, no?