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Greek-Melkite Diocese of

Newton

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Diocese

Population: 23,342 Catholics (2015)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Saint-Sauveur de Montréal (↑), Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 41 parishes, 67 priests (53 diocesan, 14 religious), 64 deacons, 20 lay religious (16 brothers, 4 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

Address: 3 VFW Parkway, Roslindale, MA 02131-1022, USA

Phone: +1 (617) 566-4511

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (47)

Saint-Sauveur de Montréal (↑), Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.15 – ...):Bishop Nicholas James Samra (74)Bishop Nicholas James Samra (74)

Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México of the Greek-Melkites (Mexico)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Newton (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Bishop Nicholas James Samra (74)Bishop Nicholas James Samra (74)Permalink
(2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA)
Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México of the Greek-Melkites (Mexico)

Born:1944.08.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1989.07.06

Auxiliary Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1989.04.22 – 2005.01.11)

Titular Bishop of Gerasa (1989.04.22 – 2011.06.15)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (2011.06.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México of the Greek-Melkites (Mexico) (2015.01.16 – ...)

Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. (79)Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. (79)Permalink
(2004.06.22 – 2011.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Born:1939.01.26 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1988.11.27

Archbishop of Baalbek of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1988.10.25 – 2004.06.22)

Archbishop-Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (2004.06.22 – 2011.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop John Adel Elya (90)Bishop John Adel Elya (90)Permalink
(1993.11.25 – 2004.06.22)

Bishop emeritus of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA)

That all may be one

Born:1928.09.16 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1952.02.17
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.29

Titular Bishop of Abila Lysaniæ (1986.03.21 – 1993.11.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1986.03.21 – 1993.11.25)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1993.11.25 – 2004.06.22)

Bishop Ignatius Ghattas, B.S.Permalink
(1989.12.02 – 1992.10.11)

Born:1920.12.25 (Israel)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1990.02.23
Died:1992.10.11 († 71)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1989.12.02 – 1992.10.11)

Archbishop Joseph Elias TawilPermalink
(1976.06.28 – 1989.12.02)

Born:1913.12.25 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1936.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1960.01.01
Died:1999.02.17 († 85)

Titular Archbishop of Myra of the Greek-Melkites (1959.08.29 – 1976.06.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites ([1959.08.29] 1959.10.23 – 1969)

Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1969 – 1969.10.30)

Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1969.10.30 – 1976.06.28)

Archbishop-Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1976.06.28 – 1989.12.02)

Apostolic Exarchs of United States of America (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Elias TawilPermalink
(1969.10.30 – 1976.06.28)

(see above)

Archbishop Joseph Elias TawilPermalink
(1969 – 1969.10.30)

(see above)

Bishop Justin Abraham Najmy, B.A.Permalink
(1966.01.27 – 1968.06.11)

Born:1898.04.23 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1926.12.25
Consecrated Bishop:1966.05.29
Died:1968.06.11 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Augustopolis in Phrygia (1966.01.27 – 1968.06.11)

Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1966.01.27 – 1968.06.11)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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