Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East celebrated the eight anniversary since his election on December 17, 2020.
Patriarch John said the following on his enthronement cemermony:
“Jesus, Emmanuel, is always present everywhere, ever-present among us. He is always with us, ready to meet us. He exults at our joys, revels in our holiness, and weeps with us when in trouble and sorrow. He also cries when, shepherds and flock, we neglect to live according to His teachings…
Brethren, on this blessed day, when I am being entrusted the cross of shepherding the great Church of Antioch so glorious in history, let us join hands and collaborate in revealing and experiencing this glory. This happens first by listening together to Jesus.”