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

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A priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese sent two screenshots to Orthodoxy in Dialogue late last night. We’re publishing only this one to protect the identity of the woman (not the author of the email) implicated in the second screenshot and out of consideration for her husband. We point out the following to our readers:

  • This is the third name known to us used by the disgraced former metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese. We reported the second one here. Is the multiplicity of names meant to cover his tracks?
  • Our readers will recognize the Mountain Road address as that of the Archdiocesan chancery,  the Lorraine Boulevard address as that of the Los Angeles chancery, and the West Century Drive address as that of Al-Zehlaoui’s country estate (for which the property records are published here).
  • The screenshot withheld from publication shows a currently married Orthodox businesswoman, prominent in the life of the Church and a childhood friend of Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s editor, sharing three of the above addresses with Al-Zehlaoui—including the Los Angeles chancery. 

Has this information been included in the investigation?

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