Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

This is a list of Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch. The present complete title is Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. This Eastern Catholic Church came back into visible communion with Rome in 1724, which caused Jeremias III to declare the action invalid and set up a counter ecclesial body that today is called the Orthodox Church of Antioch.

The Melkite Catholic Church is a continuation of the original See of Antioch that traces its existence all the way back to St. Peter according to the Canons of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. This claim is accepted by the Vatican and is not disputed by the Maronite Catholic Church [1] nor the Syriac Catholic Church (the legal continuation of what was the Syrian Orthodox Church, the current Syriac Orthodox Church being a later counter creation) [2] which both also have Patriarchs of Antioch.

Contents

  • Titular Patriarchates of Alexandria and of Jerusalem 1
  • Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Titular Patriarchates of Alexandria and of Jerusalem

In continuation of the earlier Melkite patriarchates of those ancient sees, two titular patriarchates exist, which are however simply titles, vested in the residential Patriarch of Antioch, which also have Catholic residential counterparts :

Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ The Maronites First Patriarch
  2. ^ The Syriac Catholic Church: History

External links

  • List of the Melkite Patriarchs of Antioch from Melkite Church official website
  • Greek-Melkite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch by GCatholic.org.
  • Catholic Hierarchy entry
  • History of Melkite Church including Cannons regarding Reunion with Rome and the legal continuation of the See of Antioch.
  • Legal circumstances of union with Rome.
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