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Orthodox archbishop to hold service at South Greensburg church

| Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:21 p.m

Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Zahlawi, leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, will be at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Ashland Street, South Greensburg, at 7 p.m . Friday for a Lenten prayer service.

Zahlawi, 65, is the spiritual leader of the 70,000 members of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. His jurisdiction consists of 277 parishes in 49 states and Canada.

He has held the position since his election in 2014, when he succeeded Metropolitan Philip Saliba, who served in that post for 48 years.

Zahlawi, who was born in Damascus, Syria, has been in the area to attend church meetings this week at Antiochian Village Heritage Center in Fairfield.

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