Greek-Melkite Diocese of

Newton

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Continent: North America

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Newton / Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston (English) / Neotonien(sis) Græcorum Melkitarum (Latin)

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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History

Contact Info

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

Phone: +1 (617) 566-4511

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.08.20 – ...):Bishop François Beyrouti (52)Bishop François Beyrouti (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Newton (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Bishop François Beyrouti (52)Bishop François Beyrouti (52)
(2022.08.20 – ...)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA)

Born:1971.07.03 (Hadath-Beirut, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1998.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:2022.10.12

Priest of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1998.10.04 – 2022.08.20)

Bishop of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (2022.08.20 – ...)

Bishop Nicholas James Samra (79)Bishop Nicholas James Samra (79)
(2011.06.15 – 2022.08.20)

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

Steward of the mysteries

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

Priest of Newton of the Greek-Melkites (USA) (1970.05.10 – 1989.04.22)

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 – 2022.08.20)

Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México of the Greek-Melkites (Mexico) (2015.01.16 – 2019.12.20)

Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. (85)Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. (85)
(2004.06.22 – 2011.06.15)

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

Born:1939.01.26 (Aïn-Bourday, 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 – 2018.11.09)

Bishop John Adel Elya
(1993.11.25 – 2004.06.22)

That all may be one

Born:1928.09.16 (Maghdouché, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1952.02.17
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.29
Died:2019.07.19 (Joun, Lebanon † 90)

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.
(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 Tawil
(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 Tawil
(1969.10.30 – 1976.06.28)

(see above)

Archbishop Joseph Elias Tawil
(1969 – 1969.10.30)

(see above)

Bishop Justin Abraham Najmy, B.A.
(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

Special Churches

Churches by City (48)

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

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Population: 32,000 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 52 parishes

Personnel: 57 priests (54 diocesan, 3 religious), 63 deacons, 9 religious (7 brothers, 2 sisters), 3 seminarians

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