Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Antelias
The Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Antelias (informally Antelias of the Maronites) (in Latin: Archieparchia Anteliensis Maronitarum) is a Maronite (Antiochian Rite, Arabic), non-Metropolitan Archeparchy (Eastern Catholic Archdiocese) in northern Lebanon.
Archeparchy of Antelias (Maronite)
Archieparchia Anteliensis Maronitarum
|Ecclesiastical province||Immediately Subject to the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch|
|(as of 2012)|
|Sui iuris church||Maronite Church|
|Rite||West Syro-Antiochene Rite|
|Established||June 11, 1988 (31 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Saint Elias Cathedral|
|Patriarch||Bechara Boutros al-Rahi|
|Bishops emeritus||Joseph Mohsen Béchara|
It is currently ruled by Archeparch Camille Zaidan.
Territory and statisticsEdit
It is immediately dependent on the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch. Its cathedral episcopal see is the Resurrection Cathedral, 5 km north of Beirut, in the Matn District, Lebanon, that is its jurisdiction.
The territory is divided into 93 parishes and in 2012 there were 249,971 Lebanese Maronite Catholic members.
- Joseph Mohsen Béchara (11 June 1988 – retired 16 June 2012), previously Archeparch (Archbishop) of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1986.04.04 – 1988.06.11)
- Camille Zaidan (16 June 2012 – ...), previously Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites (2011.08.13 – 2012.06.16), Bishop of Curia of the Maronites (2011.08.13 – 2012.06.16)
- Cheney, David M. "Antélias (Archeparchy) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org.
- "أبرشيّة أنطلياس المارونيّة - أبرشيّة أنطلياس المارونيّة". www.anteliasdiocese.com.