Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Repose of Bishop Dimitri Hosni




On Tuesday, September 7th Bishop Dimitri Hosni of Rio de Janeiro fell asleep in the Lord after a long illness. Born in Homs in 1946, he served as a priest in Mexico from 1986 and in 2000 was elected bishop of Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he returned to Damascus on account of illness. May his memory be eternal!

ليكن ذكره مؤبداً

More photos of his funeral can be seen on the website of the Patriarchate of Antioch here.

3 comments:

orrologion said...

Memory etnernal!

OK, I'll ask the de rigueur question: was he a patriarchal bishop (an auxiliary assigned to the Rio diocese) or was he a diocesan bishop (a Metropolitan)? I'm curious as to whether the nomenclature has actually standardized or not.

Samn! said...

As far as I can tell, he was patriarchal vicar for Brazil...

sinaxe said...

Memory eternal!

As I was told, being a patriarchal vicariate, Rio became a neighbourhood of Damascus...

Philippe Gebara