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I’ve befriended a homeless gay married couple here in Toronto, Bobby and Lawrence (not them in the photo), and their dogs Parker and Ritz. I buy them coffee and a sandwich as my limited resources allow. I’ve offered, once the weather turns cold, to have them stay over once a week, do their laundry, shower and shave, enjoy a home-cooked supper, sleep in my queen-size bed while I sleep on the daybed in the living room, and start the next day with a hot breakfast in the morning.

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For context see the Metropolitan Joseph: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-22 linked at the top of this page.


On October 3, Orthodoxy in Dialogue reported on Father Michael Habib  of Twin Falls ID as the most likely face behind “Son of Antioch” at, creator of the two short-lived petitions and mass-emailings to overturn the resignation of the disgraced former metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese. One of our tech-savvy readers obtained the above screenshot by logging into the Gmail account and selecting Recover Password. This definitively establishes  Father Habib’s identity via the connection between his email and YouTube accounts.

Another source informs us that Habib conscripted his own mother to conduct some of the mass-emailing. We have seen her email and know her name, but choose not to divulger her identity unless and until it becomes necessary to do so.

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For context see the Metropolitan Joseph: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-22 linked at the top of this page. With filial love, respect, and trust we urge Patriarch John to order the immediate removal of the former metropolitan’s image and name from church websites, institutions, letterhead, and liturgical commemoration, and the Holy Synod to depose said individual from holy orders as he himself would have surely done with any simple priest or deacon in similar circumstances. 

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WHEN DOES HEALING BEGIN? by a Priest at Antiochian Village

For context see the Metropolitan Joseph: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-22 linked at the top of this page.


Antiochian Village. Approach to the chapel. October 4, 2022.

Today’s brief reflection comes from a priest on retreat at Antiochian Village this week. It follows upon Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s several continued objections to ubiquitous representations of the disgraced former metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese on official church websites and letterhead and in liturgical commemorations. Removing these should be a swift, simple matter for which further delay is inexcusable and a source of confusion to the faithful.

Our correspondent-priest writes:

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For context see the Metropolitan Joseph: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-22 linked at the top of this page.
ADDENDUM 10/4/22: This new petition has been closed after only 164 signatures pursuant to Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s reporting. Two sources inform us that it was reported to Change(.)Org for violating community standards pertaining to individuals accused of sexual misconduct.


Father Michael Habib aka “Son of Antioch”
St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church (Twin Falls ID)

Earlier today, Orthodoxy in Dialogue reported that the disgraced ex-metropolitan Joseph Al-Zehlaoui of the Antiochian Archdiocese likely directed the launch of a petition for the reversal of his resignation. Within an hour of our report, the petition was taken down. This evening, a reliable insider source in Englewood informs us that the petition was removed by order of an infuriated Bishop John of the Temporary Operating Committee.

Shortly after the petition’s removal, it was reposted at Change(.)Org by one “Son of Antioch.” Several of our sources concur that Son of Antioch is none other than the sycophantic Father Michael Habib of Twin Falls ID. This stands to reason, as his Khouriya Maria and reader Hilber Nelson were second and third signatory after the reader’s wife Pam to leave a comment. We are told that Son of Antioch aka Father Habib has been busy sending his defense of adulterer Al-Zehlaoui from the cowardice of his anonymous email account, not only to clergy throughout the US but as far afield as Antiochian priests in the UK. Perhaps our readers might flood his inbox with their views on the matter.

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