The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, His Beatitude Patriarch John X, arrived in North America from Damascus, Syria on Thursday, July 16th, 2015. His Beatitude was greeted at the airport by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, along with other Antiochian clergy and faithful. In addition to visiting his spiritual children of the United States and Canada, the Patriarch’s will preside over the 52nd biennial Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Convention will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from Monday July 20 through Sunday July 26.
Following his arrival at the airport, His Beatitude visited St. John Chrysostom Chapel at the Archdiocese headquarters in Englewood, New Jersey.