Patriarch John X receives a delegation from the…

Patriarch John X receives a delegation from the city of Antioch and Alexandretta.
Damascus, October 1, 2022
His Beatitude Patriarch John X received at the Patriarchal Headquarters in Damascus a delegation from Antioch and Alexandretta to participate in the ordination of Archdeacon Pavlus Orduluoğluas a priest, which will take place tomorrow in the Mariamiyah patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.
The delegation included Fathers Jean Balakji, priest of Antioch and Damian Yaacoub, priest of Suwayda, Mr. Fadi Khoury, president of the association in Antioch, and Mr. Mounir Dalloul, president of the association in Souriya in addition to the Archdeacon’s parents and theology students at St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology- Balamand, and from the province of Alexandretta.
Along with His Beatitude, His Eminence, Archbishop Ignatius (Al-Houshi), Metropolitan of France attended the reception.
His Beatitude welcomed the delegation and expressed his great joy at their presence in the Patriarchal Headquarters for this special occasion. He conveyed his love and supplications to all the people of the city of Antioch and Alexandretta, who are loyal to their Antiochian church.
In turn, the attendees thanked His Beatitude for the hospitality and care. They also conveyed to him the love of all his children in Antioch and Alexandretta and stressed their firmness in their belonging to their mother Antiochian Church rooted in their hearts.