We, JOHN X, the Orthodox Christian Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, according to the provisions of the Primary Rule of the Antiochian See of 1973, especially its articles 28 and 29, the Rules of Procedure of the See of 1983, especially articles 61, 64, 65, and 66, and also according to the constitution of the Archdiocese of North America which was approved by the Holy Antiochian Synod at its thirty-seventh Synodal meeting that took place at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Damascus, 13-15 of October 2004, especially the first article, fifth item (5: paragraph a, b, c, d),We decided:
The appointment of His Eminence Metropolitan SILOUAN (Moussi) of Buenos Aires and all Argentina as the Patriarchal Vicar in the Archdiocese of New York and All North America.
Met. Silouan of Argentina
The Patriarchal Vicar executes all the tasks entrusted to him according to the Ecclesial Canons, the aforementioned rules, and the rules of the Patriarchate of Antioch.
This decision is effective immediately, is to be published, and is to be promulgated to all concerned.
Patriarchal Headquarters in Balamand
March 20, 2014
Patriarch JOHN X,
Patriarch of Antioch and All the East