Photo: 10 Feb 2007
Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama was ordained Metropolitan on Sunday, December 3, 2006 by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East and the Supreme head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, at the St. Peter's & St. Paul's Patriarchal Cathedral of the St. Aphrem the Syrian Monastery at Ma'arrat Seydnaya, Damascus, Syria.
Mor Severius Jamil Hawa of Bagdad, Mor Grergorios Shemoun Saleeba of Mosul,
Mor Theophilos George Saleeba of Mount Lebanon, Mor Eustathius Matta Roham of
Jazirah & Euphrates, Mor Severius Malke Mourad of Jordan & Jerusalem, Mor
Selwanos Pathros Nehmeh of Homs & Hama, Mor Athanasius Geevargis the
Patriarchal Vicar for Indian Affairs, Mor Athanasius Elia Bahi the Patriarchal
Assistant and Mor Themotheos Mousa Al Shamani of Mor Matta Monastery, Iraq,
attended and assisted His Holiness at this blessed consecration ceremony.
The consecration ceremony was also attended by a large gathering of Rabans (Monks), Priests, Deacons, Nuns, the Syrian Orthodox faithful and other distinguished guests from Syria, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Lebanon and Europe.
The Patriarch appointed the new Metropolitan as the 'Patriarchal Vicar for the Syrian Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom; His Eminence will be based in London.
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