Archdiocese

Archbishop Gabriel of Comana fell asleep in the Lord

Archbishop Gabriel of Comana fell asleep in the Lord just after midnight in the early hours of this morning Saturday 26 October.

Details of the funeral will follow.

Here are some words he addressed to us at Paskha 2012.

Procedure for the election of the new Archbishop

Following the visit to the Patriarchate by a delegation of the Council, this is the procedure which we will follow at our Extraordinary General Assembly on Thursday 31 October (evening) and
Friday 1 November 2013.

Visit to the Patriarchate by a delegation from the Archdiocesan Council

On 27 August a delegation from the Archdiocesan Council led by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, and consisting of the Fathers Jean Gueit, Vice President of the  Archdiocesan Council, Fr Alexander  Fostiropoulos, Michel Sollogoub, Sectretary of the Council and Serge Runge, visited the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul where it was received by the Commission for Inter-Orthodox Affairs and subsequently by His Holiness Patriarch Bartholemew.

Communiqué from the Archdiocesan Council of July 31, 2013

Communiqué of the Diocesan Administration on the meeting of the Archdiocesan Council of July 31, 2013
The Archdiocesan Council met on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel. Among the issues discussed:

1. His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel reported on his recent trip to Russia and Ukraine, where he was invited to head the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of the "Russ".

Communiqué from the Diocesan Office on the meeting of the Archdiocesan Council held on 21 June 2013

The Archdiocesan Council met on Friday 21 June under the chairmanship of His Eminence
Metropolitan Emmanuel. Among questions discussed:

Circular from the Archdiocesan Council

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel has been recently notified by the Secretary-General of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Very Rev. Archimandrite Bartholemew, that the Holy Synod has entrusted him with provisional responsibility for the Exarchate, in accordance with the request for this in the letter of 6 April following the Diocesan Assembly in Paris on 30 March 2013.

Letter to His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I in reply to his proposals

To His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I Archbishop of Constantinople the New Rome

Your All Holiness,

The members of the Council of the Archdiocese wish to thank you for the letter addressed to us recently. Indeed, we were humbled by the warm reception extended to our Exarchate when we visited the Ecumenical Throne recently.

Communiqué from the Archdiocesan Council on the Diocesan Assembly held on 30 March 2013

The Diocesan Assembly of the Archdiocese met on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Paris, in the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It was attended by 188 clergy and lay delegates from the parishes and communities.

Homily by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France

On Sunday 13 March, His Eminence of the Locum tenens of the Archiepiscopal throne, Metropolitan Emmanuel celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Paris.  This is his homily.

Communiqué N° 04-13 of the Archdiocesan Council

Meeting of 19 March 2013
The Archdiocesan Council met on the 19 March 2013, under the chairmanship of His Eminence of the Locum tenens of the Archiepiscopal throne, Metropolitan Emmanuel.  Among points discussed where:  
 
1. Reactions to the decisions of the Council meeting of 6 March 2013

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