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AN EXAMPLE OF THE MARONITE LINEAGE

 

NASRALLAH  SFEIR, Titular Bishop of Tarsus of the Maronites and Patriarchal Vicar of Antioch of the Maronites.  Consecrated 16 July 1961 at Bkerké by Pierre Paul Meouchi, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, assisted by Jean Chedid, Titular Bishop of Arca in Phoenicia of the Maronites, and Michel Doumith, Bishop of Sarba of the Maronites.

PIERRE PAUL MEOUCHI, Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites.  Consecrated 8 December 1934 at Bkerké by Antoine Pierre Arida, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, assisted by Augustin Bostani, Bishop of Saida of the Maronites, and Pierre Feghali, Titular Bishop of Epiphania in Syria.

ANTOINE ARIDA, Bishop of Tripoli of the Maronites.  Consecrated 18 June 1908 at Bkerké, Lebanon, by Elie Pierre Hoyek, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

ELIE HOYEK, Titular Bishop of Arca in Phoenicia of the Maronites and Maronite Patriarchal Vicar.  Consecrated 14 December 1889 by Paul Pierre Massad, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

PAUL MASSAD, Titular Archbishop of Tarsus of the Maronites and Maronite Patriarchal Vicar.  Consecrated 28 March 1841 in Bkerké, Lebanon, by Yusuf (Joseph) Hubaysh (Hobaich, Habaishi), Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

YUSUF (JOSEPH) HUBAYSH (HOBAICH, HABAISHI), Bishop of Tripoli of the Maronites.  Consecrated 30 January 1820 at Qannoubin, Lebanon by Yuhanna (Jean) el-Helou (Helou, Dolce), Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

YUHANNA (JEAN) el-HELOU (HELOU, DOLCE), Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phoenicia of the Maronites and Auxiliary Bishop of the Maronite Patriarch.  Consecrated 6 August 1786 by Joseph Estefan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

YUSIF (JOSEPH) ESTEFAN, Bishop of Bairut of the Maronites.  Consecrated in August 1754 by Simon Pierre Awad, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

SIMON PIERRE AWAD, Archbishop of Damascus of the Maronites.  Consecrated 27 January 1716 by Yakub Awad, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

YAKUB AWAD, Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites.  Consecrated in 1698 by Estefan Douaihy, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

ESTEFAN DOUAIHY, Archbishop of Nicosia of the Maronites.  Consecrated 7 June 1668 by Georges Beseb`el, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

GEORGES BESEB`EL, Auxiliary Bishop of the Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.  Consecrated in 1657. 

If anyone can document the consecration of Bishop and future patriarch Georges Beseb`el, I would be grateful if you would contact me at the e-mail address indicated at the bottom of the main page of this website.  Thank you very much.