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Fr. Elia Khalifeh
Holistic Formation Faculty for MENA Christianity
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Fr. Elia Khalifeh is a Lebanese Antiochian Orthodox monk currently based in Oxford. Fr. Elia is the founder of Antioch: A Centre for Antiochian Orthodox Christian Studies and Research in Oxford whereat he is working to preserve and make known the Antiochian Orthodox heritage by cataloging and examining all available manuscripts produced or related to the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch.

He is especially interested in documenting the use of Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic among the Orthodox. From Balamand, Lebanon to Oxford, England, Fr. Elia Khalifeh has embarked on the monumental project of locating and cataloguing the widely scattered manuscripts of the Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate. From libraries and museums of the Middle East, Europe, and America, his patient, detailed search has unearthed a treasury of Chalcedonian Christian literature, sparking the recovery of our rich Antiochian heritage.

A more detailed paper about his work can be found here and an article about him from the magazine Road to Emmaus can be found here.