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Obituary for Archbishop Paul Antaki

Archbishop Paul Antaki was born in Cairo on January 16 1927. Having obtained both French and Egyptian baccalaureates, he studied theology at the Seminary of St. Anne of Jerusalem from 1946 to 1951. Ordained on July 2 1950, he was appointed parish priest in Alexandria from 1951 to 1954, then Superior of the Patriarchal College in Cairo, 1954-1957, Secretary of the Patriarchate of Alexandria from 1957 to 1960 and Vicar of Alexandria from 1960 to 1966. In 1966 he was appointed Superior of the Minor Seminary of Rayak, a position he held until his episcopal ordination. Appointed Patriarchal Vicar for Egypt and Sudan in 1967, he was elected by the Synod on September 9 1968, Titular Archbishop of Nubia, and consecrated on December 1 at Beirut Cathedral by Patriarch Maximos V, assisted by Archbishops Elias Zoghby and Joseph Tawil. Emeritus on June 21 2001. He died on December 29, 2011. May his memory be eternal!

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead!

My soul, O my soul, rise up! Why are you sleeping? The end draws near, and soon you will be troubled. Watch, then, that Christ your God may spare you, for He is everywhere present and fills all things.

From the Great Canon of Andrew of Crete

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

There was a man who ate a lot and was still hungry, and another who ate little and was satisfied. The one who ate a lot and was still hungry received a greater reward than he who ate little and was satisfied.

Apophthegmata Patrum
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