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Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service

After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop. The convention’s host, St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida is preparing exciting festivities.

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, the venerable hierarchs and the Board of Trustees of the Archdiocese urge all of the clergy and faithful to make plans now to honor Bishop Antoun personally by attending this historic convention. St. George Cathedral will dedicate the “History Journal” to His Grace that will be filled with photos and tributes. Everyone can submit a message expressing gratitude to him for his lifetime of humility and service. Also, save your spots now at the Grand Banquet on Saturday, July 29 which is also dedicated to Bishop Antoun.

“Sayidna Antoun’s favorite song is ‘You are My Sunshine,’ and he has been our sunshine for so many years,” the host pastor, Fr. Fouad Saba, said. “The convention brings all of our Archdiocesan family together, and there’s no better way to honor His Grace than surrounding him with love.”

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Bishop Antoun Poster (PDF)2.5 MB