The Order of Saint Ignatius - Miami Chapter


St. George Cathedral Order of St. Ignatius Officers

Rev. Fr. Joseph Hector Abouid                      Dean

Zena Bardawil-Farah                                      Chairlady

Tony Zammar                                                 Vice-Chairman

Kh. Margarita Alfonso                                    Secretary

Jackie Barakat-Wanna                                     Treasurer

Louis Ede                                                        Public Relations

Upcoming Events for The Order of Saint Ignatius
The Order of Saint Ignatius!

What is "The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch"?

The "philanthropic arm" of the Archdiocese is an organization of men and women who maintain on an annual basis proper spiritual credentials and financial commitment. The Order is under the authority of the Metropolitan Primate, Archdiocese Board of Trustees, and the Governing Council of The Order.

Why was it created?

To establish an organization of Antiochian laity who would function at the highest level of ministry for Christ and the Church. It is a spiritual movement manifested through financial giving. 

Why is St. Ignatius our patron saint?

St. Ignatius was one of the first Bishops of the See of Antioch, the spiritual source of our Archdiocese. He was a witness for Christ by his life and deeds and serves as a model for all members of The Order.

Who can be a member?

All who share a common love for Christ and his Church and are willing to work so that the Antiochian Archdiocese can continue its ministry. Each member must receive the blessing of his parish priest and be sponsored by a member of The Order. A spiritual commitment is a pre-requisite for membership in The Order.

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."


Press Release - Orthodox Professionals Reception!

Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

 Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Diocese of Miami and the Southeast

Very Reverend Father Fouad Saba, Dean





September 25, 2018


Orthodox Professionals Reception


Christ in our midst!  He is and ever shall be!

With gratitude and joy, the Order of Saint Ignatius at Saint George Cathedral in Coral Gables, Florida, hosted the first ever Orthodox Christian Professionals Wine and Cheese Reception on Thursday, September 20, in the Cathedral Hall.  The evening was a grand success, thanks be to God!  
A great display of cheeses and wine arrayed the tables at this charity fundraiser event which featured as Keynote Speaker, the Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission and son of Saint George Cathedral, Mr. Justin Sayfie.  Also, in attendance were the Honorable Raul Valdes-Fauli, Mayor of Coral Gables, Florida, and other dignitaries, friends, and supporters of Saint George Cathedral

The evening brought together professionals of all occupations to network and support a good cause.  All proceeds from evening including the exceptional live auction benefited the Charities of the Order, the Dr. Ernest Sayfie Camp Scholarship Fund and the Archpriest Michael Husson Educational Scholarship Fund.  
For your viewing pleasure, a photo gallery of the reception is available on the Cathedral Website.

Special thanks to the sponsors, donors, and coordinators of this event!  Thank you, one and all!  May God continue to bless you always!
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320 Palermo Avenue; Coral Gables, FL 33134
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