Abdallah Elias Zaidan

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His Grace, The Most Reverend
Abdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.
Eparch of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Church Syriac Maronite Church
Diocese Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Appointed July 10, 2013
Installed September 28, 2013
Predecessor Robert Joseph Shaheen
Ordination July 20, 1986
by Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir
Consecration September 28, 2013
by Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Robert Joseph Shaheen and Camille Zaidan
Personal details
Born (1963-03-10) March 10, 1963 (age 54)
Kosaybé, Lebanon
Motto Thy will be done
Styles of
Abdallah Elias Zaidan
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Reference style
Spoken style His Grace
Religious style Eparch

Abdallah Elias Zaidan (Arabic: الياس عبدالله زيدان born on March 10, 1963 in Kosaybé, Lebanon) is a Maronite Catholic bishop, or eparch, in the United States. He has served as the third eparch of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles since 2013.

Early life and Priesthood[edit]

Abdallah Elias Zaidan was born in Kosaybé, Lebanon. He professed perpetual vows as a member of the Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries on September 26, 1984, and was ordained a priest on July 20, 1986.[1] As a priest Zaidan served as a school administrator and as a pastor of several parishes, including as rector of Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral. He speaks Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.[2]

Eparch of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles[edit]

Pope Francis named Zaidan the Eparch of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles on July 10, 2013. He was ordained a bishop on September 28, 2013, by Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, O.M.M., the Patriarch of Antioch. Eparch-Emeritus Robert Joseph Shaheen and Archeparch Camille Zaidan of the Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Antelias in Lebanon were the co-consecrators.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  2. ^ Uebbing, David. "Pope gives American Maronites youthful bishop". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Joseph Shaheen
Eparch of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Succeeded by