Bishop Nicholas celebrates anniversary

July 6, 2021 0 Comments

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 …

Bishop Nicholas’ 2021 Paschal Letter

April 4, 2021 0 Comments

Pascha 2021 Dear Clergy and Laity across America, CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS TRULY RISEN! On the day of the Resurrection of Christ two disciples were returning to their village Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were distraught and saddened, even thinking that Jesus’ body was stolen from the tomb. As they walked and …

Bishop Nicholas’ Lenten Letter 2021

February 16, 2021 0 Comments

Great Lent and Holy Week Renewal of our Baptismal Commitment Let us enter the season of the radiant Fast with joy. Giving ourselves to the spiritual combat. Let us purify our spirit and cleanse our flesh. As we fast from food, let us abstain from every passion. Rejoicing in the virtues of the Spirit, may …

Bishop Nicholas visits parish

November 22, 2020 0 Comments

Today we had a friendly pastoral visit from Bishop Nicholas. He served the Liturgy with Father Dennis; following the Liturgy he spent some time with parishioners in the parking lot (properly masked and distanced). Very happy that our Father of the Eparchy of Newton was among us in prayer and friendship. May God grant Bishop …

Ordination to priesthood of Deacon Georges Haddad

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

On Saturday, September 19, Bishop Nicholas will ordain to the Holy Priesthood Deacon Georges Haddad. Let us pray for Deacon Georges as he takes up a new mission in God’s Kingdom. AXIOS. You are invited to a 11:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) Zoom webinar of the Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Georges Haddad Please click the link …

Ordinations plus… for the Eparchy of Newton

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

Recently, Bishop Nicholas Samra announced the wonderful news that Father Mark Melone –who last year lovingly came to shepherd Holy Transfiguration, after the passing of the beloved pastor of nearly 50 years, Father Joseph Francavilla– has been assigned as our new pastor at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church. Saturday, on the Feast of the Dormition …

Happy Birthday to Bishop Nicholas

August 15, 2020 0 Comments

Happy 76th Birthday to our Father and Bishop Nicholas James Samra! Many blessings and many years!