First Pictures 
of the Historic Visit of Metropolitan PHILIP 
to Balamand

June 21, 2002

The Dean Bishop John Yazigi Welcomes His Eminence 
Metropolitan PHILIP


His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP delivers a speech 
at St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology

The Hall was full of staff, students, bishops and priests. Pictures from left: Mr. Elias Bou Chahine, Metropolitan Damaskinos of Brazil, Metropolitan Elia of Hama, Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon and Dr. Elie Salem, President of UoB


Also, Metropolitan Elias of Beirut, Metropolitan Elias of Tripoli, Metropolitan Elias of Sidon, and Fr. Joseph Antypas

Bishop John presents  a gift to His Eminence 

His Eminence Thanking the Dean for his fraternal Welcome of Love


Metropolitan PHILIP presiding over the prayer of Opening of the Cultural and Athletic Center 

Metropolitan PHILIP with Mr. Fawaz Khoury, Leslie Saliba, and His Excellency the AMbassador of USA in Syria


Sayedna Waiting to give his speech at the Auditorium of UoB after the ceremony. Appearing next to Metropolitan Elias is Mr. Farha.


The Choir of Balamand Chanted hymns in the occasion

The UoB Auditaurium packed with Dignitaries waiting to hear Sayedna PHILIP