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Saint Peter and Saint PaulPatriarch / Batriyark of Antioch / Patriarcat Grec Melkite Catholique Title

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The Patriarchal Head of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church / Patriarcat Grec Melkite Catholique has the title "Patriarch / Batriyark of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles".

Official Title

The Patriarchal Head's official title is "Patriarch / Batriyark of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles".

Personal Title

Since 1838, the phrase "of Alexandria and Jerusalem" has been added as a personal title.

In 1833, His Beatitude, Maximos III Masloum was elected Patriarch.
In 1838 His Beatitude, Maximos III Masloum, Patriarch / Batriyark of the city of Antioch, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles obtained from Rome the additional titles of "Patriarch of Jerusalem" and "Patriarch of Alexandria" as a result of the movement of the Melkite people throughout the Middle East.

Form of Address

The formal written and spoken title is "His Beatitude, Patriarchal first name, Patriarch of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles.

The less formal written and spoken title is "His Beatitude, Patriarchal first name"

The informal commonly spoken title is "Patriarch first name" or "Batriyark first name" or just "Batriyark" or just "Sayenda".

Patriarchs are not called "Patriarch last name".

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