Bishop François interviewed by Vatican News

May 15, 2023 0 Comments

The Melkite Church in the USA has been gaining some popularity with the various interviews Bishop François is giving. Christopher Wells of Vatican News interviewed the Bishop last week when the Bishop made a visit to Rome. The interview can be found at the link below. It’s about 19 minutes. The interview is linked here.

Bishop François interviewed in Rome

May 8, 2023 0 Comments

On a recent visit to Rome and the Pontifical Oriental Institute (PIO), Bishop François Beyrouti took time to be interviewed at the PIO on his ministry and life in the Eparchy of Newton.  

New Chancellor appointed for Eparchy

April 23, 2023 0 Comments

Bishop François appointed a new Chancellor for the Eparchy of Newton: Father Thomas Moses is the new Chancellor of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton and Assistant Pastor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts. Last day at St. Basil’s, Utica, NY, is May 7th, 2023. Father James Koury ( Fr. …

Last update from the 2023 clergy conference

February 9, 2023 0 Comments

Some final notes from Fr Shaun of San Diego on the 2023 clergy conference. Emphasis by the editor. ++++ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Christ is with us! As today is the last full day of the Melkite clergy conference, here’s the last update: We started with a brief introduction to the day from …

Second Day Notes from Clergy Conference 2023

February 8, 2023 0 Comments

You may be interested in the Day 2 of Fr Shaun’s notes –sketches of the day–from the 2023 Clergy conference. These notes raise questions as to the quality of our life together as a parish and how we interface with the Eparchy of Newton (or don’t) and how we relate to the local Latin Diocese. …

A note on the Melkite Clergy Conference 2023

February 8, 2023 0 Comments

Here is an OpEd from Father Shaun, a Melkite priest in San Diego, writing following a clergy meeting in San Antonio, Texas this week. The point of reposting Father Shaun’s note is to give the parish an update on the meeting and because it contains several points of interest on sacred Scripture, the Divine Liturgy …

Offices merge for Melkite vocations

November 7, 2022 0 Comments

In a November 3, 2022 letter to the clergy of the Eparchy of Newton, Bishop François announced the new vocation’s director in the person of Father John Mefrige (see the blog post on this site for November 6). The Director of the Deacon Formation Program remains with Father Bryan McNeil. Contact information: Father John: …