Today, our shepherd, Bishop Nicholas celebrates the 32nd anniversary of his episcopal ordination. A significant anniversary for a sitting bishop and us in the USA.

Archbishop Joseph Elias Tawil was the ordaining prelate. The Bishop, 77 his next birthday in August, has served the Melkite Church as a priest for 51 years.

As bishop for the US Melkites Samra served first as auxiliary bishop and since 2011 the Eparchial bishop. The Eparchy of Newton covers the entire nation.

May God grant many years to Bishop Nicholas.

St. Nicholas, pray for us, pray for the Lord’s servant Bishop Nicholas.