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Efforts for Reunification of the Antiochian Patriarchate - Melkite Catholic relations with the Antiochian Orthodox, Questions answered by His Excellency Bishop / Sayedna / Sayidna John Elya, Eparch Emeritus of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, MA, United States)

The reunification of the Antiochian Patriarchate has NOT happened.

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Participation in Orthodox Services: "As Melkite Catholics, are we allowed to participate in the prayer services (such as Vespers) of our Antiochian Orthodox counterpart? I would like to know: What are the rules?"
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions Related to the relationship between the Christian Churches R4

Zoghby Initiative: "What is your view of Archbishop Elias Zoghby's book, "We are All Schismatics"?"
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions related to theological issues T5
His Excellency / Archbishop / Sayedna / Sayidna Elias Zoghby, Eparch Emeritus of Baalbeck (Lebannon)

Three branches of Antioch: "Is there any way to preserve liturgical and cultural heritage of the three branches in the one patriarchate of Antioch?"
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions Related to the relationship between the Christian Churches R5

Reunion with Constantinople: I am an orthodox Christian and I am wondering if the Byzantine rite Catholic Church will ever unite under the mother church of Constantinople. We are so similar in almost everything that it's a shame for us to be apart, from the ecumenical patriarch Bartholomeow.
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions Related to the relationship between the Christian Churches R7

Are we Orthodox united with Rome? - Several different people have written in asking some variation on this most fundament of questions. Since each question was directed in a slightly different way, Bishop John has chosen a rather more complete answer.
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions Related to the relationship between the Christian Churches R3

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