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His Eminence Metropolitan of Byblos & Botris (Mount Lebanon)
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Monday, 30 April 2018 00:00

Metropolitan SilouanHis Eminence, the Most Reverend Silouan (Moussi), 

Metropolitan of Byblos & Botris  and dependencies (Mount Lebanon)

Born in Marquee, Venezuela, in 1967, he holds dual citizenship: Lebanese and Venezuelan. 

He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of St. Joseph in Beirut, a Bachelor and a Master of Theology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 


In addition to Arabic his native tongue, His Eminence masters several languages including French, English, Greek, Spanish and German.

As a member of the Orthodox Youth Movement he was active in both the centers of Tripoli (Al Mina) and Mount Lebanon (Mansourieh) between the years 1983-1994.


He was ordained to the order of diaconate in 1996 by the Trice Blessed Memory Metropolitan Youhanna (Mansour) of Latakia. He was ordained to the order of priesthood in 2000 by Metropolitan Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo.  

As a priest, he served the Archdiocese of Aleppo and was the Metropolitan’s Vicar until his election as Metropolitan of Buenos Aires and All Argentine in the year 2006.


The Holy Synod of Antioch, under the presidency of His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X, in its session of 27th of April 2018, conjured at the Patriarchal Monastery of our Lady of Balamand, elected an exceptional pastoral decision to transfer His Eminence Silouan (Moussi) from the Archdiocese of Argentine to the throne of the Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon. 


Several translations from Greek and English by His Eminence were published by the Patriarchal Monastery of our Lady of Balamand: “Interpretation of the Epistle to Philemon” (2004); “Interpretation of Divine Liturgy” (1999); “Saint Nil of Sora: Life and work” (1999); “Saint John of Kronstadt” (1998); “Our Lady of Balamand: history and heritage” (2016).

Several of his works were published by An-Nour Cooperative for Publishing and Distribution (Lebanon), in the series “Our faith in the Icon and Word”: Part 1 “The Mystery of Incarnation” (2006); Part 4 “The Mystery of Resurrection” (2006); Part 3 “The Mystery of Pain” (2007).

His masters thesis (in Greek): “Human Communion after the Fall, according to Pauline theology”. 

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