Gallery in Remembrance of Metropolitan Philip


The Department of Internet Ministry offers this memorial photo gallery in tribute to the repose of our beloved Metropolitan Philip. Our thanks to all who have contributed photographs for the gallery. Additional submissions to editor@antiochian.org will be considered for addition.

Sayidna Philip as a TeenSayidna Philip as a Teen As a deacon in LebanonAs a deacon in Lebanon
 
As a deacon in LondonAs a deacon in London Graduating from Wayne State University in MichiganGraduating from Wayne State University in Michigan As a priest at St. George Parish in Cleveland, OHAs a priest at St. George Parish in Cleveland, OH
 
As a priest at St. George Parish in Cleveland, OHAs a priest at St. George Parish in Cleveland, OH August 14, 1966: Making his confession of faith at his consecration to the Episcopacy.August 14, 1966: Making his confession of faith at his consecration to the Episcopacy.
With Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in 1968With Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in 1968 Bestowing the Antonian Gold Medal on Protosyngellos Ellis KhouriBestowing the Antonian Gold Medal on Protosyngellos Ellis Khouri
 
Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. George Tomeh presents His Eminence with a decoration from the Syrian GovernmentSyrian Ambassador to the U.N. George Tomeh presents His Eminence with a decoration from the Syrian Government
 
With President Dwight Eisenhower, Palm Springs, CA, 1968With President Dwight Eisenhower, Palm Springs, CA, 1968  With President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White HouseWith President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House 
With President Jimmy Carter at the White House: From l.: Fr. George Rados, Fr. Antoun Khouri, James Abourisk, Pres. Carter, Patriarch Elias IV, Met. Philip, Met. Ilyas KurbanWith President Jimmy Carter at the White House: From l.: Fr. George Rados, Fr. Antoun Khouri, James Abourisk, Pres. Carter, Patriarch Elias IV, Met. Philip, Met. Ilyas Kurban  Fr. Alexander Schmemann, Metropolitan Philip, and Fr. Cyril StavrevskyFr. Alexander Schmemann, Metropolitan Philip, and Fr. Cyril Stavrevsky Oklahoma, 1970Oklahoma, 1970
 
With His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IVWith His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV With His Late Majesty King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanWith His Late Majesty King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Teen Michelle Salmey receives her Oratorical financial Scholarship from Metropolitan PhilipTeen Michelle Salmey receives her Oratorical financial Scholarship from Metropolitan Philip
At the Holy Synod meeting at Monastery of Mar Elias, Dhour Choueir in 1975At the Holy Synod meeting at Monastery of Mar Elias, Dhour Choueir in 1975
 
At Long Beach Harbor, CA in April 1975: (L-R) Frmr. Consul General (Portland) of Lebanon Robert Bitar, Michel Rowihab, Salim Srour, Marian Deeb, Metropolitan Philip and Mabel Bitar.At Long Beach Harbor, CA in April 1975: (L-R) Frmr. Consul General (Portland) of Lebanon Robert Bitar, Michel Rowihab, Salim Srour, Marian Deeb, Metropolitan Philip and Mabel Bitar. With His Beatitude Patriarch Elias IV of Antioch in 1977With His Beatitude Patriarch Elias IV of Antioch in 1977
 
Ordination of Joseph Purpura to the Holy Deaconate, 1977Ordination of Joseph Purpura to the Holy Deaconate, 1977 Ordination of Joseph Purpura to the Holy Deaconate, 1977Ordination of Joseph Purpura to the Holy Deaconate, 1977 Serving in Brazil with Patriarch Elias IV, Paschal Season 1978Serving in Brazil with Patriarch Elias IV, Paschal Season 1978
With Fr. Zacharia Nasr and Metropolitan Elias Qurban of Tripoli in 1979With Fr. Zacharia Nasr and Metropolitan Elias Qurban of Tripoli in 1979 Sayidna with Teens in Van Nuys, CA, 1979Sayidna with Teens in Van Nuys, CA, 1979  Historic Meetings with EOC leaders in 1986, with concluded with His Eminence's now famous words, "Welcome home!"Historic Meetings with EOC leaders in 1986, with concluded with His Eminence's now famous words, "Welcome home!"

 
With his nieces Amal Dalack and Najat Nicola, and his brother Dr. Najib SalibaWith his nieces Amal Dalack and Najat Nicola, and his brother Dr. Najib Saliba With President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon in 1987With President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon in 1987
With Pope John Paul II in the U.S.With Pope John Paul II in the U.S.
 
With all the Hierarchs of the Americas and the Archdiocesan Board of TrusteesWith all the Hierarchs of the Americas and the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees With students attending the Antiochian House of StudiesWith students attending the Antiochian House of Studies
With President Ronald Reagan in the White HouseWith President Ronald Reagan in the White House With Dr. George Farha, Vice-Chair of the Archdiocesan Board of TrusteesWith Dr. George Farha, Vice-Chair of the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees With President George H.W. Bush at the 1991 Convention in VirginiaWith President George H.W. Bush at the 1991 Convention in Virginia
At the Meeting of Orthodox Bishops in Ligonier, PA, 1994At the Meeting of Orthodox Bishops in Ligonier, PA, 1994 Celebrating the Liturgy with fellow hierarchs at the 1995 Archdiocesan Convention: From left: Bishop Dmitri, Bishop Basil, Metropolitan Abad, Bishop Antoun, Metropolitan Shadrawi, Metropolitan Philip, Metropolitan Dumit, Bishoip Nifon, Bishop Joseph, Metropolitan Damaskinos.Celebrating the Liturgy with fellow hierarchs at the 1995 Archdiocesan Convention: From left: Bishop Dmitri, Bishop Basil, Metropolitan Abad, Bishop Antoun, Metropolitan Shadrawi, Metropolitan Philip, Metropolitan Dumit, Bishoip Nifon, Bishop Joseph, Metropolitan Damaskinos. With Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad, Damascus, 1996With Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad, Damascus, 1996
With President William Jefferson ClintonWith President William Jefferson Clinton With Vice-President Al Gore for the signing of the Jordan/Israeli Peace Concord, 1994With Vice-President Al Gore for the signing of the Jordan/Israeli Peace Concord, 1994 Greeting the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Archdiocesan Convention in ChicagoGreeting the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Archdiocesan Convention in Chicago
With Professor Edward SaidWith Professor Edward Said Vespers at Antiochian Village CampVespers at Antiochian Village Camp Awarding the Antonian Gold Medal to Charles AjalatAwarding the Antonian Gold Medal to Charles Ajalat
 
Blessing St. Joseph's Garden at St. George Church in Troy, MIBlessing St. Joseph's Garden at St. George Church in Troy, MI With Fr. John Nosal and the Church School, Greensburg, PAWith Fr. John Nosal and the Church School, Greensburg, PA Metropolitan Philip with his sister-in-law Elaine and his brother Dr. Najib SalibaMetropolitan Philip with his sister-in-law Elaine and his brother Dr. Najib Saliba
Addressing the Task Force to Support Jerusalem, 1995Addressing the Task Force to Support Jerusalem, 1995 Awarding the Antonian Gold Medal to the Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon, Isam Fares, and his wife HalaAwarding the Antonian Gold Medal to the Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon, Isam Fares, and his wife Hala With Oratorical Contest entrantsWith Oratorical Contest entrants 
With Myriam Shwayri, Director of Communications and Public Relations for Al-Kafaat Foundation, and Mr. Nadim ShwayriWith Myriam Shwayri, Director of Communications and Public Relations for Al-Kafaat Foundation, and Mr. Nadim Shwayri  With Fr. Paul Schneirla, Vicar General of the Western Rite VicariateWith Fr. Paul Schneirla, Vicar General of the Western Rite Vicariate  With United Nations Secretary General Kofi AnnanWith United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan 
With Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, Fawaz El-Khoury, Dr. George Farha and Fr. Joseph AntypasWith Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, Fawaz El-Khoury, Dr. George Farha and Fr. Joseph Antypas  With Metrpolitan Elias of Beirut and M.P. Atef Mijdlany in Beirut, LebanonWith Metrpolitan Elias of Beirut and M.P. Atef Mijdlany in Beirut, Lebanon  With President Emile Lahoud of LebanonWith President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon 
With Dr. Elie Salem, President of Balamand University, and Fawaz El-KhouryWith Dr. Elie Salem, President of Balamand University, and Fawaz El-Khoury  With His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IVWith His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV  With Antiochian Women Presidents Marilyn Robat and Laila FerrisWith Antiochian Women Presidents Marilyn Robat and Laila Ferris 
With Metropolitans Antonio Shedroui and Sergios AbadWith Metropolitans Antonio Shedroui and Sergios Abad  With Patriarch Alexi of Moscow in 1997With Patriarch Alexi of Moscow in 1997  With President George W. BushWith President George W. Bush 
Dedicating the Cultural and Athletic Complex at the University of Balamand in 2002Dedicating the Cultural and Athletic Complex at the University of Balamand in 2002  With members of the Holy Synod of Antioch in 2002With members of the Holy Synod of Antioch in 2002  With Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus in 2004With Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus in 2004 
With all the Antiochian Hierarchs at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn in 2005With all the Antiochian Hierarchs at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn in 2005  With Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in 2009With Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in 2009  Celebrating Pascha 2009Celebrating Pascha 2009 
Ordination of Dn. Stephen Mathewes: Photo courtesy of Erick StraghalisOrdination of Dn. Stephen Mathewes: Photo courtesy of Erick Straghalis  Groundbreaking ceremony for St. George Church in Bridgeville, PAGroundbreaking ceremony for St. George Church in Bridgeville, PA  Adding his handprint at St. George Church in Bridgeville, PAAdding his handprint at St. George Church in Bridgeville, PA
 
At St. George Church in Boston, MA: Photo courtesy of Erick StraghalisAt St. George Church in Boston, MA: Photo courtesy of Erick Straghalis  Consecration of St. John Chrysostom Church in Fort Wayne, INConsecration of St. John Chrysostom Church in Fort Wayne, IN  Celebrating Pascha 2010Celebrating Pascha 2010 
Consecration of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Alsip, ILConsecration of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Alsip, IL
 
Consecration of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Alsip, ILConsecration of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Alsip, IL  With Teen SOYO at the 2011 Midwest Parish Life ConferenceWith Teen SOYO at the 2011 Midwest Parish Life Conference
Sayidna celebrates his 80th birthday and the first anniversary of St. Ignatius Mission in Boca Raton, FLSayidna celebrates his 80th birthday and the first anniversary of St. Ignatius Mission in Boca Raton, FL With President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama and Fr. Joseph Rahal in 2011With President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama and Fr. Joseph Rahal in 2011 Liturgy with Patriarch Ignatius IV in 2012Liturgy with Patriarch Ignatius IV in 2012 
40th Anniversary Celebrations at St. Mary Basilica in Livonia, MI40th Anniversary Celebrations at St. Mary Basilica in Livonia, MI  Hosting Annual Dinner for Antiochian SeminariansHosting Annual Dinner for Antiochian Seminarians  Memorial Liturgy for His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IVMemorial Liturgy for His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV 
Celebrating Pascha 2013Celebrating Pascha 2013  Paschal FellowshipPaschal Fellowship  Centennial Celebrations at St. George Church in Troy, MICentennial Celebrations at St. George Church in Troy, MI 
At the 2013 Archdiocesan Convention in Houston, TXAt the 2013 Archdiocesan Convention in Houston, TX  Hosting the 2013 Seminarian DinnerHosting the 2013 Seminarian Dinner  Celebrating Nativity 2013Celebrating Nativity 2013 
March 26, 2014: His Eminence is brought into St. Nicholas Cathedral, accompanied by Fr. Thomas Zain and Fr. George KevorkianMarch 26, 2014: His Eminence is brought into St. Nicholas Cathedral, accompanied by Fr. Thomas Zain and Fr. George Kevorkian    His Eminence's portrait displayed in St. Nicholas CathedralHis Eminence's portrait displayed in St. Nicholas Cathedral

May his memory be eternal!