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The Orthodox World

The Orthodox world is comprised of 14 autocephalous Orthodox churches forming the main body of Orthodox Christianity, all of which are titled equal to each other, but the Ecumenical Patriarchate is titled the first among equals. They all share the same faith, dogma, doctrine, practices, liturgical services, saints, and understanding of the Holy Bible.


The Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate

The Antiochian Orthodox Church is the second Church in the world after the Church of Jerusalem. She is the successor to the Christian community founded in Antioch by the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul. "And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." (Acts 11:26). Antioch was one of the Churches that participated in the First Ecumenical Council in the year 325 AD where the Creed was first written. She has the legal title as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. She is headed by the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.


Our Father and Patriarch

Our Patriarch is His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.

May God grant him many years.

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Archdioceses in the Patriarchate

In Western Asia and North Africa:

  • Archdiocese of Damascus: Patriarchal diocese

  • Archdiocese of Aleppo (Beroea) and Alexandretta

  • Archdiocese of Bosra, Hauran and Jabal al-Arab

  • Archdiocese of Homs (Emesa)

  • Archdiocese of Hama (Epiphania) and Exarchate of North Syria

  • Archdiocese of Latakia (Laodicea ad Mare) and Exarchate of Theodorias

  • Archdiocese of Beirut and Exarchate of Phoenicia

  • Archdiocese of Akkar

  • Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon, Byblos and Botrys

  • Archdiocese of Zahlé and Baalbek (Heliopolis)

  • Archdiocese of Tripoli and el-Koura

  • Archdiocese of Tyre and Sidon

  • Archdiocese of Baghdad, Kuwait and Dependencies

in Asia and Oceania:

in Europe:

in the Americas:

  • Archdiocese of North America (Englewood, New Jersey)

  • Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and All Argentina

  • Archdiocese of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean

  • Archdiocese of Santiago and All Chile

  • Archdiocese of São Paulo and All Brazil


Our Father and Metropolitan in North America

Dioceses in North America

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Joseph, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America,

May God grant him many years.

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