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The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America with the objective of financially supporting the departments, programs and charitable works of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Patriarchate of Antioch and the Orthodox Christian faith. The Order assists the Antiochian Archdiocese in its continued effort to reach out to all in need and bring to them the message of the Gospel.

The membership of the Order is comprised of clergy and lay individuals who make a lifetime financial commitment and pledge to work together in harmony to promote the spiritual and financial well-being of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the Orthodox Christian faith.

Learn about our patron, St. Ignatius of Antioch.



Leadership of the Antiochian Archdiocese Convenes in Southern California

Woodland Hills, CA

Although they are called the "Fall Meetings," to those assembled therein, they are more than just meetings.

By the grace of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has inaugurated a full spiritual weekend for the bishops, clergy leaders, and lay leaders of the Antiochian Archdiocese at the annual Fall Meetings on October 23-25, 2015. The weekend is co-hosted by St. Michael Church of Van Nuys and St. Nicholas Cathedral of Los Angeles.

Joining Sayidna Joseph are his brother hierarchs: Their Graces, Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America; Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic; Bishop John of Worcester and New England; Bishop Anthony of Toledo and the Midwest; and Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn.

Fall Meeting of Archdiocese Board of Trustees and Order of St. Ignatius Governing Council

Prayers are requested for the 2015 fall meeting of Archdiocese Board of Trustees and Order of St. Ignatius Governing Council, to be held from October 22-25 at host parish St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Van Nuys, CA, in conjunction with St. Nicholas Cathedral. This is an historic event, in that it is the first time that the Trustees are meeting in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.

On Sunday morning, October 25, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the Antiochian Hierarchs at St. Nicholas Cathedral. A special Luncheon will follow in the Heritage Ballroom.

For more information, including registration, sponsorship forms and lodging, please visit the Fall Meeting webpage.

Metropolitan Joseph Inducts New Order Members in Ottawa

During celebrations for the 85th anniversary of St. Elias Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph inducted 22 new members in to the Order of St. Ignatius, including three life members. Celebrations at the Cathedral and the inductions took place over the weekend of September 12-13, 2015.

Order of St. Ignatius News Archive