From November 3rd to November 5th 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America & the governing council of the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch, held their Annual Fall meeting in Ottawa, hosted by St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral.
His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, the Bishops of the Archdiocese, Mr. Fawaz Al Khoury, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and all other Board members and departments visited Ottawa to hold their meetings.
The love and generosity of our people was evident. Everyone left with a beautiful impression about this God-protected parish of St. Elias. During the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy on Sunday, His Eminence inducted new members in the Order of St. Ignatius and upgraded some members to Metropolitan and Life Members. His Eminence also acknowledged Fr. Ghattas’ 40th Anniversary in the Holy Priesthood, an occasion he missed because of synodical obligations overseas, and wished Fr. Ghattas many years of health.