Thursday, June 1, 2023

I wonder what "urgent matters" they are handling?

(Antiochian) - The provisional committee related to clerical affairs

We, Saba (Esber), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, hereby decide:

To establish a Provisional Committee to address urgent matters related to the clergy of the Archdiocese.

• This committee will operate under the supervision of the Metropolitan and will be composed of the following members:

V. Rev. Fr. George H. Shalhoub, Spiritual Advisor

​V. Rev. Fr. John Salem, member ​V. Rev. Fr. Gabriel Karam, alternate member

​V. Rev. Fr. George M. Ajalat, member ​V. Rev. Fr. David Hovik, alternate member

​V. Rev. Fr. Joshua Makoul, member ​V. Rev. Fr. James Shadid, alternate member

​V. Rev. Fr. Maximos Saikali, member ​V. Rev. Fr. Kamal Alrahil, alternate member

​V. Rev. Fr. Mark A. Wyatt, member ​V. Rev. Fr. Don Hock, alternate member

​Rev. Fr. Nektarios Najjar, member ​Rev. Fr. Justin Havens, alternate member

• The Metropolitan will assign specific tasks to the committee and may appoint subcommittees from among its members to consider files referred to it as needed.

• All discussions held by this Provisional Committee and its subcommittees shall be kept confidential.

• The committee and its subcommittees shall prepare written reports on their activities and the topics they are tasked to consider, which will be submitted to the Metropolitan for final consideration.

• The committee's role is advisory. Therefore, its recommendations are not binding on the Metropolitan.

• The work of the subcommittee will conclude with the issuance of the Metropolitan's final decision on the subject for which it was formed.

• The provisional committee's mandate will conclude two years after its establishment.

• The Metropolitan may terminate the committee's role at any time before the two-year term expires and may also modify its membership for reasons within his discretion.

Yours in Christ,


Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America

1 comment:

  1. This may be the most untransparent transparency document I have ever read. One thing is fur sur, this "committee" begins and ends with Met. Saba...