Abune Antonios is elected as third Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church
- Abune Antonios is elected as third Patriarch of the
Eritrean Orthodox Church. March 6, 2004
Out of four archbishops, his holiness Abune Intonios
has been elected as the third Patriarch of the
Eritrean Orthodox Church by the joint vote of the
Holy Synod and representatives of all dioceses in the
presence of the delegates of the Holy Synod of
Egyptian Orthodox Church.
The election took place on March 4, 2004. In the
election process representatives of the Holly Synod
of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, representatives of
the Eritrean churches and the clergy, representatives
from offices of the Orthodox Papacy and monasteries'
abbots took part.
His ordination, as patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox
Church will follow soon.
His holiness Abune Intonios has been serving as the
acting Archbishop of the church after the death of the
Second Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Yacob, on
December 1 2003. Previously, His holiness Abune Intonios
also served as the Archbishop of the Central region.
More detail will follow soon!
As we all have been earnestly asking God to give us a
spiritual leader and father, God has answered our prayers,
praise be to his Holy Name. Let's give thanks to God for
all his works and also pray as usual, during this great
lent, to see God's hand in all the services of our Church.
"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to
God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving
thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate
forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit
yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that
must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not
with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you."
Hebr 13: 15-17.
In HIS Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Alleppy Dist, Kerala, India