Our Founder, Father, Lord and Master

God The Almighty

Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is the incarnate Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the only begotten Son of God, fully God and fully man, born of the Virgin Mary and begotten from before all time of God the Father.

He is from two natures Divine and Human hence Miaphysitism position is maintained as Oriental Orthodox Church.  Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of the Jews, the God of Israel come to be with His people, the Redeemer of the human race who saves the world from sin and its effects, the comprehensible self-revelation of the incomprehensible God, and the pre-eternal Son begotten of the Father before all ages: “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds (æons), Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father.”[2]
He has been begotten timelessly as God without a mother and begotten in history as man without a father. He established the church and continue to lead the church spiritually to eternal Kingdom Read more

Our Patriarch and SPIRITUAL PATRON

His Holiness, The Supreme Pontiff Moran Mor Ignatius Aphraim II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East and the Supreme Leader of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church
Moran Mor
Ignatius Aphrem II (Syriac:  ܪܢ ܡܪܝ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ

Moran Mor Ignaṭius Afrem Trayono, Arabic: مار إغناطيوس أفرام
‎‎ Mār Iġnāṭīūs Afrām al-Ṯānī; born as Saʿid Karim on May 3, 1965) is the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He became the 123rd Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch when he was enthroned as patriarch in Damascus on May 29, 2014. Before his election to the patriarchate, he was Archbishop for the Eastern United States of America, and known as Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim in that post.[1] In that role, he established 11 new parishes, introduced a number of new programs for the youth, and worked for inter-church unity. Read More

 metropolitanstephen ECCLESIASTICAL PRIMATE

Primate of the Syriac Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church

In January 1976, he was ordained deacon and priest in the Greek Orthodox Church (Ecumenical Patriarchate) at Holy Cross-St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago Illinois by Bishop Timotheos of Rodostolon of Blessed Memory. On October 18, 1987, Bishop-elect Stephen was
consecrated by Archbishop Joseph, assisted by Archbishop George of Chicago Illinois and Bishop Norman of Indiana, at St. Mary’s Chapel in Rolling Prairie Indiana. He is the current Primate of the Syriac Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic jurisdiction in America which began on May 29, 1892, when Father Joseph (Vilathi), a priest who served the Belgian congregations of Little Sturgeon and Green Bay Wisconsin, was summoned to Ceylon to be consecrated the first Bishop for the Church in America. The consecration took place at the Church of Our Lady of Good Death, Colombo Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and was done canonically resulting  from a Bull issued by His Holiness Ignatius Peter III, Patriarch of the Orthodox Syrian Church of Antioch. He was consecrated by Archbishop Julius Alvarez I (a Portugese convert to Orthodoxy from Roman Catholicism), Archbishop Paul Athanasius (Bishop of Kottayam), and Archbishop George Gregorius (Bishop of Niranam) who was later canonized a saint of the Indian (Malankara) Church. The Bull authorizing the consecration was issued on December 29, 1891 and he was given the name “Timotheos” Read More

 metropolitan-macfonse Our Archbishop

His Eminence, The Most Reverend Archbishop Mar Anthony, of the Byzantine Orthodox Church is the Primatial Legate to Africa for the Syriac Greek Antiochian Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Nigeria and all Africa

Mar Anthony with civil name Macfonse Osmond Akinnugba is the leader of this Jurisdiction in Africa, he was trained by Archbishop Leon Cooper and in 2007 admitted into the Apostolic Confraternity Seminary in Los Angeles where he obtained his First Degree in Orthodox Theology. Mar Markus I, the Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Church approved his ordination and was ordained Orthodox Priest in 2010 by Archbishop Pierre Tang in Cameroun. In 2010 he proceeded to American University of California where he obtained Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Doctorate in Divinity respectively. During which period he was consecrated a Bishop and charged with the duty of establishing the Byzantine Jurisdiction of the Orthodox Catholic Church in Nigeria and Africa and beyond. Read More

 father-peter-akinnugba Our Protosyncellus

His Reverence The Very Reverend Mor Simeon Pierre

Mor Simeon Pierre with civil name Marcusmore Olumide Darlington is the current Protosyncellus of the Byzantine Orthodox Arheparchy of Nigeria. He was appointed to this office in 2015 after working tirelessly for the establishment of the orthodox jurisdiction in Nigeria. Mor Simeon Pierre studied at St Athanasius Orthodox Theology Major Seminary, Lagos State and graduated in 2012. He was ordained an Orthodox Priest by His Eminence Mar Anthony in April 2012. He continued his studies and obtained Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Doctorate in Divinity from American University of California. He is currently a Chaplain to the Nigeria Armed Forces and Prison Ministry through the Nigerian Chaplaincy Corp. Read More

Synod of Bishops

The Holy Synod of Bishops is the supreme canonical authority in the Church. It includes, as voting members, all the diocesan bishops of the Church. The Metropolitan is the ex officio Chairman of the Synod. In case of his absence, a Chairman is elected by the diocesan bishops present. This section contains a list of the entire episcopate of the Byzantine Orthodox Church, including ruling bishops, auxiliary bishops, and former and retired hierarchs. Read More